Saturday, April 27, 2013

X for ...


Wow! On my 24th alphabet. Only two more to go.

24th letter , So




"Xenobombulate"




Xenobombulate: Malingering (Exaggerate or feign illness in order to escape duty or work.) 


Searched heaven and earth to get a word in X. Thought of writing about X-mas, Xtreme, Xtra and blah blah .... but wanted to write about a X word. But what… Xenobombulate!

My brother used to fake chest pains during his 7th grade almost every day. And finally when we took him to the doctor and examined, he admitted that he was faking it to escape school. 

Everyone has said at least one Xenobombulation lie in their life time. Those sudden stomach ach or chest pain we felt in the early hours of dawn during school days, or the sore throat and fake kich kich coughs during test days, and the looks we gave to our moms with a "Please Mom, No school, pleadings. Those were some days! But I never faked illness to escape school. I just used to cry at the top of my voice, saying that I don't want to go. But my mom being very smart, never allowed me to take even a single day off from school. 

And you know what; I compensated all those during my college days. I went to class, when I felt like. And if I was not in the mood to hear those boring lectures or didn't complete my lab records, then its half day off for me. Because in our schedule, morning was dedicated to lectures and afternoon for labs and promptly I'll be there for my lab hours!

When I started work, there also Xenobombulations came in handy. Just need to call my boss and say, “M’am,(cough, cough) I am not feeling well, so can I take the day off??”… But with a coarse voice… and there she grants permission with full of concern and otherwise never shown love. But next day also should remember to be a bit less active or else she might smell something fishy!

God! What all should be done to survive in this world??!!


P.S. So dear ones, have you ever Xenobombulated?

God Bless.








54 comments :

  1. I never Xenobombulated in school but always felt like doing in office hours
    LOL!
    where did u get this word :D WOW

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    1. You got this from google? This post is one of the best ones in terms of the discussion it has generated. Anyone who comes and reads people's comments will end up smiling :-)

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    2. Yea seriously. So much of new ideas for Xenobombulating! ;)

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  2. So right, everyone has done the x-thing at least once in their lives. I remember 3-4 times.

    First, when I was in Sainik School, for the first year (class VI), I used to fake dizzyness after about 10-20 minutes of physical punishment. Also, when I was at normal school, I faked vomiting at least once, but my mom got suspicious. Maybe because she is a teacher herself.

    At my first job, I faked illness while I looked for my second job. At the second job, I got very creative and instead of calling for asking leave before work, I would call after the day had started and tell them that I could not come because I was sick :-)

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    1. Lol! I liked that Xenobombulation at work.

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  3. Nice word to earn... :P... Definitely I have Xenobombulated several times in office... But now I knew what is it called :)

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  4. Did not know this ! Haha nice..Xenobombulate ..I like the sound :)

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  5. That's quite an X word!

    I know I used to fake being sick a time or two when I was younger. I didn't do it so much in high school. I went to heavily academic oriented school, so missing one day would put you behind for a week.

    Don't even get me started on why missing class in college is a terrible idea!

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    1. But doing it once in a while is appreciated ;)

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  6. haha yeah many times, just didn't know that was what i was doing---great word!!

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  7. Good word! Oh yes, I sure have done it. Always fun to come up with new things too. :)

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  8. Superb!! :D The word sounds funny. I am planning to xenobombulate (whew!) in office verrrry soon *wink* *wink*

    Loved it :D

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    1. Hahahha.... all the best for your new Xenobombulation!

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  9. Yep, I have. I supposed most people have at some point in their lives... I am always at the ready to detect when my son is pulling a Xenobombulated act! But, I also think that some days you just need a "home" day.

    I did xenodocheionology (love of hotels). X is hard.

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    1. I came across that word. But was never a hotel lover.

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    2. Some people are more likely to catch others. My dad, with a (slight) law enforcement background almost always knew about us lying, but was nice enough to just pretend ignorance most of the time :-)

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  10. I've done that and sailed through with great comfort! :) Nice post!

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  11. And it's such a fun word to say! Now let's see if I can't find an excuse to use it in a story...

    Nope. No faking sick for me. Granted there have been a couple times I stayed in bed reading while the kids assumed I wasn't feeling well. Truth be known, I wasn't feeling well--but I probably felt well enough to marshal them through their daily tasks. I think that's about as close as I get. ;)

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    1. I like how you marshal your kids through their daily tasks Xenobombulating (I'm loving this word) ;)

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  12. great word...Makes me think of discombobulated (one of my favs). I must have at some point xenobombulated. I cant imagine making it through grammar and high school and not having done that although my mom was of the "Youll feel better once youre in school," variety.

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    1. "Discombobulated" .... Had to google it. But now i like it too... :)

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    2. In a way your mom was right, but her You'll feel better at school attitude must have hurt at that time :-)

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  13. Good "X" post. Glad to find your blog. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  14. Ooooh, what a GREAT Word.
    I had a friend in school who could make his eyes - his eye balls - shake . . actually shimmy . . without fail - this excused him from class. It was such a handy skill.

    Happy A to Z!!!
    -g-

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    1. Ohh! That sounds weird! But he's talented in this. :)

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    2. You gotta make your friend post a video doing that to youtube, it'll go viral!

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  15. Cool word! I have never heard that one before! Hmm, I think I was also apathetic about school during the years I was teased about my "big hair". Now people compliment me on it. Go figure. Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living, http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

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    1. "Big hair" means long hair?? Whatever you hair looks lovely! :)

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  16. Well this is an interesting word. And yes, I have Xenobombulated too. Everyone does it.

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  17. I certainly xenobombulated when I was at school, but the worst experience has to go to a friend of mine who feigned a stomach ache to get out of school so well that she ended up having her appendix out! Poor thing, I don't think she quite expected that!

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    1. Ooopz.... that would have been a shocking surprise for her!

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  18. Oh dear Lord, I had no clue they had a word for me. Lol, yup been there done that. But only to escape from household chores and cooking. Else, I am a good girl. :P

    Dropping by from AtoZ
    BlogwatiG

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    1. I dread household chores and cooking. But my mom been too clever used to find it out!

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  19. Love it!! (Thanks for visiting my blog :))

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    1. Thanks for visiting mine too! :)

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  20. Heehee, I call these mental health days. LOL

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  21. Not exactly. I used to make myself sick legitimately by being terrified to go to school when I was being picked on, or when I had to do a scene in drama class. :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  22. I sure have. Way to find a non-cheating word. :)

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  23. Over the first two years of my medical college days, I 'killed' my grandfather who died before I was born, a few times to get leave. It involved getting a friend to send a telegram, grandfather seriously ill,start immediately..I used to get at least a week off. Eventually the Principal worked out that one person can only have 2 grandfathers and they can't be seriously ill and die that many times.

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  24. What a fabulous word! Thanks for stopping by my place too.

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  25. What a fabulous word. Thanks for stopping by my place too.

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  26. My mum used to let me be off sick for sports days because i was rubbish!

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  27. Great word. I found X a challenge.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congrats on completing (we're so close)the A-Z challenge.

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  28. I once faked a leg twist but almost walked into office forgetting abt it :0

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  29. Dude, this is like the story of my life. Do it all the time, only didn't know that thee existed a word for this :P Thanks for that! :)

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