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Who's the "Derpy-est" One of All?

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Today I continue with Made-It-Up Mondays.

Every once in a while, I throw out a made-up word and ask you to a) define the word, and b) then use the word in a sentence that indicates how the word could be used.

Why? Because someone gave me the book The Meaning of Tingo: And Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World.

For example:

You know that feeling of anticipation when you are waiting for people to show up at your house and you keep wandering over to the window to check to see if they are there yet? Yeah, well, the Inuit call that “Iktsuarpok.”

We don’t really have a word for that in English, do we?

When I can’t find the right word on the word-shelf to fit my mood or predicament, I often just make one up.

The last time we did this the word was “castanurgle, and I created a poll to find out which answer readers thought was the best answer. Folks voted for Chrystal from The Spirit Within.  She said a castanurgle is “a dilemma for which there is no easy solution.”

Funny, I always thought a castanurgle was when you just so happened to be stuck in a castle with a case of the sniffles and you don’t have any tissues handy! Shows you what I know. 😉

Continuing alphabetically, this week, the made up word was:


But then I learned DERPY is a real word! Kind of.

I mean, it’s in Urban dictionary! See definition HERE!

So, who’s the derpy one today?

I’m guess I’m revising things retroactively.

What’s the “derpy-est” thing you’ve done lately?

Like I sprayed perfume in my mouth this morning.

Also, I spit my mouthwash into the garbage can.

Also I wrote this blog about a word that isn’t a word that is a word.


30 thoughts on “Who's the "Derpy-est" One of All?

  1. Derpy, noun, found in the urban dictionary in the Land of Fairies. The young adult/teen term for another person who is very intecllectual but does not fit in socially. Kind of like geek or nerd on Earth. At Pixie Dust Academy a student will be given detention if overheard calling another student a derpy.

    Have a great Monday!

    1. I want to go to the Pixie Dust Academy. How does one get in? Am I a derpy?

  2. Derpy, noun, meaning retarded, incredibly stupid or, alternately, clumsy, derived from the phrase “ever herped so much that you derped?” Though mostly an internet meme, derpy is gaining a foothold in everyday English language.

    1. You are so right! I just learned that “Derpy” is a real word — at least per Urban Dictionary!

      Come back and tell me the derpiest thing you’ve done lately! 😉


    I’m not sure if you’re aware of this Renée, but you’ve hit on some serious meme with this post today.

    “Derp” is actually a word used to express stupidity – like “duh” and all those kinds of words. These days it’s usually accompanied by the word “Herp” and the activity of saying stupid things is often referred to as “Herping the Derp”.

    I couldn’t have made that up if I’d tried and I’m cackling insanely as I write this! Would you like me to link the Know Your Meme entry? Let me know (or Google it yourself), it is hilarious!


    1. Christian:

      Wow, talk about “derpy”!

      Who knew?

      I’m guessing we’re not going very far with this today. Unless I can ask people What’s the derpy-est thing you’ve done recently?

      1. Hehehe, you know what? I’m going to have to think about this. Oddly enough, I can’t recall the last derpy thing I’ve done… That’s VERY unusual because generally the majority of my days are spent herping the derp…

        TBC! 🙂

        1. Nice to make me feel like the biggest doofus. Ever! 😉

  4. My guess was that you used it as a combo between dorky and twerpy, but since Urban Dictionary, which holds far more authority these days than Webster, has already defined it, I’ll tell my most recent derpy activity.

    Yesterday, in a flurry to retrieve scrapbooking materials, I ran into my bedroom doorjamb not once, but twice. I have a small boob bruise to prove it. I am a derp.

    1. Sprinkles:

      Who said scrapbooking is not a sport? The fools!

      One million points awarded for following new directions. 😉

      Does that make your boobie feel better?

  5. The derpy-est thing I’ve done was trying to work in the wheel well of my car with the wheel still on. And I wonder why my arms are all scratched and bruised…

    To make up another definition: Derpy: Mopey, depressed, slightly shunned. e.g: When ever Norm would walk in on Cheers I felt derpy, because no one has ever yelled my name when I walked into a room.

    1. ERIC! *in my best Cheers sit-com scream*

      So you were trying to reach through the spokes (or whatever you call those things) to get to the inside of the wheel?

      You are so cute when you are derpy.

      One million points awarded for not abandoning me in my derpy-est hour.

      Hope your scratchy arms feel better. 😉

      1. No I was actually trying to work around the wheel. It did not go over well. Old scratches / bruises itch like a son-of-a-gun.

        1. Hope you are feeling better now! 😉

  6. Somehow, this all actually works.

    1. Major retroactive writing! Glurg!

      I think that’s what derpy people say.

      Thanks for your vote of confidence, Larry! 😉

  7. Derpiest thing I’ve done lately:

    A few days ago I started the day by dropping a coffee lid into my coffee, splashing myself and the girl standing next to me (plus the whole counter).

    I then slapped myself in the face with my handbag as I tried to save my computer from the waterfall of coffee.

    Herp a derp.

    1. Outstanding! You are making me feel better already! 😉

  8. I forgot my friend’s daughter’s name this weekend and was in the middle of asking a question about her and hand to shift gears and make it broader. It was so obvious…..A derpy moment.

    1. Ouch Susie.

      I am sure your friend’s daughter was very forgiving.

      Because kids love it when adults forget their names. 😉

      Thanks for making me feel a little less derpy.

  9. I keep trying to take off my eye makeup with nail polish remover. It’s a reoccurring problem. Fail. Total derp.

    1. Omigosh Sara!

      That is horrible! You wanna put your eye out?

      Please put a label on your nail polish remover that says, “Not 4 Eyes”!

      Thanks for making me feel less derpy.

  10. First, thanks for the shout out! 2nd – could you have found a happier post to link to? Not sure I want all your readers knowing how my dog killed my neighbor’s pet rabbit!

    I haven’t been derpy recently, but I think my dog has.

    1. See? Even my link is derpy! I’ll find another one. Sorry!

      Herpdy derp.

  11. Apparently Derpy is a little gray My Little Pony character as well as an Urban Dictionary term. Look up “Derpy Hooves”.

    1. I saw that!

      Derpy Hooves actually sound groovy.

      That’s been the best part of this post.

      I have considered deleting this post several times today.

      Out of pure shame.

      But somehow writing a derpy post about the word “derpy” just seems right.

  12. Well, I hosted a birthday party (two, actually!) this weekend and apparently while cleaning up I put a bag of tortilla chips in the fridge. (Peppermeister discovered them there the next day.)

    1. That’s your derpy-iest? Chips in the fridge?

      Jules, let me know when you put your iPhone in the fridge.

      No, I’m not kidding.

      And it’s not funny.

      Okay, it’s a little funny.

  13. I love these word posts. I really need to be more timely in reading your blog! Forgive me, friend. I’m such a derp. 😉

    1. Annie:

      This one was hardly stellar since it was over before we got going.

      The next one will be better.

      And I’ll be sure to use Google to make sure that no-one else has ever heard of it and that it is 100% made up.

      Herp a derp!

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