The Return of Huffaloftus: The Poll

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Usually the last Monday of each month is devoted to Made-It-Up Mondays where I throw out a 100% made-up word and ask you to:

  • define it
  • provide its part of speech, and
  • use the word in a sentence that indicates how the word could be used.

By now, you all know that when I can’t find the right word on the word-shelf to fit my mood or predicament, I just make one up.

But last month, I didn’t have a word that started with an “H” — so I really made up a word — HUFFALOFTUS — and said I would just pick the winner.

Except I couldn’t.

There were too many great entries.

So I’m extending the joy, and I’ve made a poll of my favorites 100% made-up definitions and now I’m asking you to vote for your favorite.

The definition:

The sentence:

A. TJ: “Snuffleupagus was in a huffaloftus when he thought Big Bird had taken his favorite toy.”

B. slytherclawchica“When Pooh wanted to demand his honey be returned to him, his minion Heffalumps told him he’d have to take it up with the Huffaloftus.”

C. Duffy“Even though I agree with many of his opinions, Derek is an insufferable huffaloftus.”

D. Julie Glover:

Server 1: “You know that snooty couple that comes in on Tuesdays?”
Server 2: The ones who demand the table in the huffaloftus?”
Server 1: “They’d better tip me well tonight!”

E. Rivki: “When I see a huffaloftus on the elliptical, I feel awed by the effort she’s putting in to her routine.

Polls will be open for one week. You can rally your troops, and I’ll declare the winner on Sunday, April 1.

In this case, all the contestants are bloggers. The person who garners the most votes in this ridiculous word game shall win linky-love to his or her blog. So, you know, the stakes are pretty high.

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23 responses to “The Return of Huffaloftus: The Poll

  1. It took my seven minutes to decide which to choose.. seven!! Great choices… I am looking forward to April 1st.😀

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  2. B is just perfect! Starting my day with a smile! Have a great day Miss Renee🙂

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  3. What a fun and absolutely creative activity for us bloggers! Love this! I thought I knew my answer until I got to the last choice…now that’s a “huffaloftus” in my book, masculine or feminine.

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  4. Thanks, Renee! I feel like I already won something with this post alone. =)

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  5. More than one of the answers made me literally laugh out loud. (LLOL?)

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  6. Good luck deciding! Something about “huffle” makes me smile. So happy to find another word nerd! I’ll be back!

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  7. Ooh, it’s a close call! What do you call a person who feels sorry for the ritzy restaurant loft area that fell behind???

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  8. I agree with TJ about already feeling like I won something. I love the variety in the choices. Good word, Renee!

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  10. I can see why you had trouble picking just one, geesh!

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  11. Thanks, Jules! And you must be clairvoyant! I have no btudos you knew who the ripples post would be about. I think Jay Leno should think of adding a Jules-the-Psychic to his Ross the Intern segments. Better yet you and Ross should have your own show! That would be my new guilty pleasure!

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