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Daily Prompt: Play Lexicographer

Have you ever stepped off the edge of a curb to find it is steeper then you anticipated?

Have you ever stepped off of that last step and thought the ground was closer to you then it actually is?

have you ever groped around in the pitch black darkness and that step down just isn’t there?



If the answer is yes to any of these questions then you have experienced “Disconjoltulation”  (pronounced exactly as it looks.)

Disconjoltulation –  (dis-con-jolt-u-la-tion)     The body’s reaction to a sudden, unexpected ground level imbalance.

Disconjoltulated – past tense.  I felt very “disconjoltulated.”

Disconjoltulating – Her body was disconjoltulating after she missed the last step.

Word derived from discon(bobulate), jolt(sudden movement), ulation(just sounded good.) 

Orgin of said word –

In 1960 I was born with a severe birth disorder resulting in several eye issues causing me to live with low vision and my eyes not adapting easily to light and dark quickly.   The compilation of these issues made cause for hundreds of opportunities for my body to experience an instantaneous “dance” or body movement after misjudgment of steps, edges, uneven ground or darkness.  For years I would laugh it off as just being clumsy or goofy but I have determined this is a body movement that most of us has experienced at least once. hence the new wordDisconjoltulation.



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9 comments on “Disconjoltulate

  1. femvestige
    January 28, 2015

    New favorite word! Though this happens out in the real world, I feel the most disconjoltulated when I’m in bed sleeping soundly, and I wake up feeling like I’m falling a few feet. THE WORST. Ugh.

    • sherrylcook
      January 29, 2015

      Ahhhh, yes! exactly….I’ve had that same feeling myself…it’s scary….lol

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  5. diannegray
    November 11, 2012

    It really hurts the back when you misjudge a step (OUCH!)

    • sherrylcook
      November 11, 2012

      Yes it does, twisted ankles & knees too. Very dangerous!

  6. sherrylcook
    November 10, 2012

    Maybe we can have it added to the dictionary…wonder how you do that? Thanks for reading!

  7. butimbeautiful
    November 10, 2012

    Yes actually. Also I do that BEFORE i step off steps. Just in case. I like the new word!

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