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“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.”~ Bernard Meltzer

Hang on to your hats and put the children to bed. It is time for a sloppy wet vocabulary lesson. One that you soon won’t forget.

And it is brought to us all by our simple primal urges of simply wanting so badly to make out with another person.

Yep, as you can see in the graphic, its the strong craving or hunger for kissing.

LA-LA-LA-LA- …… well that’s only funny if you could hear/see me flipping my tongue up and down. And some of you would just think that I’m being gross. (But I can assure you that for those who do, you have never kissed me. So there.)

So yes, if you are right now experiencing the strong craving or hunger to kiss someone, you are experiencing basorexia, and thus you are basorexic.  couple_kissing_by_sunnyxautumn-d60vryj

Basorexic… sounds dirty. Sounds sickly. But really? Just the beginning stages of downright HORNY!!!!!!!!

So go find someone to kiss, and take care of what ails you.

The next blog post will be just as spicy if not more! More vexing vocabulary from the Dambreaker coming your way.


YouTube sensation and Internet celebrity, Marina Orlova  has become quite popular with her own stylized versions of etymology lessons. Her catch phrase is “Intelligence Is Sexy”. 

Enter today’s etymology from Dambreaker’s cornucopia of eclectic vocabulary words. Sapiosexual.

Origins: From the Latin root sapien, wise or intelligent, and Latin sexualis, relating to the sexes.

So now I am thinking that perhaps Marina Orlova has a point. Intelligence just may be sexy.  Even though I had basically been turned off at the fact that she was using her own sexuality in her YouTube videos. Sex still sells. I don’t think that there is a day that has gone by where someone on YouTube has made some kind of vile, sexually charged comment to her because of it.

Nonetheless, it appears that the sapiosexual person is becoming more and more evolved into the 21st Century. More and more it seems like that men and women are looking for someone who can challenge them intellectually.

It also appears that the days are gone in which men are looking for a woman with big breasts and just enough intelligence to hand them a beer every once in a while. And the fact that women are no longer just seeking buff men who can carry half of a skyscraper on their shoulders with engorged muscles and a tight butt.

I’m not saying that men and women don’t appeal to that sort of thing, but it is becoming more and more the story that men and women are looking for something more than just simple “eye or arm candy”. The beauty is only skin deep. Intelligence though, lasts a lifetime. 

Or I could be wrong. It could be just a certain age group of people who seek to be the sapiosexual. I cannot say that is for sure. But this definition isn’t all that well known in today’s culture. Up until this point, it was just a label that a man or a woman chose a partner that is “smart” over sexy.

I would like to believe that for those people who seek out the intelligence in others, that if they were to find that certain sex appeal in a potential partner, that it would become an added bonus for them.

Intelligence however is defined and weighed on so many different variables. Just because I do not have a Masters Degree in something, doesn’t make me stupid. And it doesn’t make me less intelligent. It just mean that I excel in other things. Such as music and language. And you never know, there may be someone out there who thinks that is sexy or an attractive quality. To be able to excel with that kind of smarts and intelligence in those areas.

It all boils down to what a person thinks is smart and intelligent. And if those things that they find, makes them sexually aroused, then they are a sapiosexual. Whatever that may be to the person who finds it stimulating because it is intelligent.

So this is your lesson of the day. Go forth and educate and be intelligent. Because someone might find that to be attractive and as a result find YOU sexy!!!!




“Actually, I’ve always had a rather extensive vocabulary, not to mention a phenomenal grasp of grammar and a superlative command of syntax. I simply chose not to employ them.”~ Courtland Mead as ‘Uh-Huh’ in “The Little Rascals” [1994]

In my book, etymology rocks!!

It is something that totally fascinates me and usually I do what I can to make sure that I am increasing my own vocabulary.

Throughout the years, I’ve done so for various reasons. One to be smarter, one to sound like I know what I am talking about, one to be cool. And so on.

But I think that I also enjoy learning about the origins in which particular words and phrases come from. And I am always trying to find other words that would fit so closely to the original word to make sure that I don’t sound like I am a broken record with the rest of society.

Several years ago I had actually started a code with two other friends. We used the English language, but when spoken… it didn’t really make much sense to those listening. And that was the point! Being at that young of an age where the discovery of females had just begun, we wanted a way to talk about them without them knowing it.

Don’t get me wrong, we weren’t perverts. The code was not as degrading as I am probably making it sound. For example: “sapphires” were blue eyes. “Emeralds” were green eyes, and so on.

It was just our own personal take on the English language.

But the English language has also changed so much over the past several years. There are words now that we say, that had a completely different meaning so long ago.

Words like gay, bitch, hot, and cool.

'i' before 'c' accept after... oh screw this, I'm hot!!!

'i' before 'c' accept after... oh screw it! I don't need this, I'm hot!!!

The word “gay” which was used to describe being happy now has its own definition of describing someone’s sexual orientation. The word “bitch” used to be solely describing a female dog, now it is said in a derogatory meaning, commonly against women. “Hot and cool” were defining temperature, now its defining the social statuses of being attractive and socially acceptable.

I can even remember a time when on television, you were not able or supposed to say the word “bitch”.

Just the other day, I found something that actually made me happy. The word DIVORCE has more meaning or definition than the commonly understood “dissolution of marriage”. When the word “divorce” is spoken- many people shutter. Many MARRIED people, I should say.

But the word is more than just a dissolution of a marriage contract.

Some people have actually heard me say, “If you do that- I wanna divorce.” Those who have heard it, either understand what I am saying, or they get all wonky and uncomfortable because they don’t understand.

In this case, the second definition of the word DIVORCE means to separate or break apart. So then if I say “If you do that- I wanna divorce”… means “if you do whatever it is you are going to do, then I’m not going to speak to you any more.” I am going to have to separate myself from you, or divorce myself from you, essentially. And that should be a great indication to you that I am saying that I disagree with your wanting to do that and strongly advice you not to go through with it.

Brushing up on your vocabulary couldn’t hurt. It doesn’t mean you have to completely talk differently. It just means that you have more than a few words to express yourself in other ways. Even if your goal is to sound impressive, I am sure that you will succeed. But as I always say, and always will say: “Knowledge is power.”