Whoosh! Issue 21 - June 1998

The Gabberish Lexicon
-- The Gabberfluent Bard


Bardacious or ROCacious:
  1. Afflicted with a Gabundance of words, as are Gabrielle and most Xenites
  2. Well-endowed
Bardbarian:
Any storyteller with bad table manners. Proper usage: "Solon, you little bardbarian! Haven't I told you a thousand times never to tell stories with food in your mouth!"

Bardfellow:
A person who shares the bedroll of a bard.

Bardiculate:
To tell a story in an eloquent manner.

Barding post:
Informal meeting area where bards go to trade tales.

Bardkin:
A simple bard from the country.

Bardor:
Passion, especially that displayed when telling a particularly rousing story.

Bardry:
Obscene language uttered by a bard.

Gabadger:
To nag like a bard.

Gab's Bardtronic Translator:
Electronic Translator used for translating between English and other ancient, rare (unheard of) languages.

Gabberfluent:
Proficient in Gabberish or adept at Dorian rhythms.

Gabberish:
The official lexicon of the Poteidaian Potentate of Gabdom. The Collegiate Edition of the lexicon was recently published by the Playground Institute for Creative Gab Studies.

Gabconade:
Boastful or blustering bardtalk.

Gabfuscation:
Another verbal tactic employed to get out of jams. Found to be especially effective when dealing with stupid Cyclops. [See also: gabotage, Fighting and Weapons.]

Gablunderbuss:
A bard who blunders, ie, forgets her lines in the middle of a tale.

Gabrillini:
(rare) A conversation that occurs only when a bard answers a question or offers an explanation of five words or less.

Renegade Bards:
Fan fiction writers inspired by the ROC.

Saint Gabbarella's School for Wayward Bards:
A detention commune for novice poetasters. The school's headmistress is the fearsome Gabbess of Karmic Redemption.

Scabbard:
A bard who works for scale.

Common Gabspeak Terms:
Gabbing, Gabchatting, Bardeciphering, Gabcoursing, Gabversing, Gabcromyning, Gabsplaining, Gabjabbering, Gabtattling, Gabfessing, Gabknowledging, Bardeducing, Bardeifying, Gabstinguishing, Gabreckoning, Bardefining, Gabferring, Gabfibbing, Imbarding, Gabawling, Gabellowing, Gabvocating, Approbarding, Bardenoting, Gabgrousing, Gabgiggling, Gablimenting, Gabfusing, Gabflattering, Gabsenting, Gabsoling, Gabstantiating, Gabashing, Gabewildering, Bardegrading, Bardecreeing, Bardeliberating, Gablustering and Gabbuzzing.




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