What do you do when you can’t sleep? When I can’t, I make up words and submit them to Urban Dictionary. Last month I tried to get Turkaphobia approved, but they denied it. My definition was ‘fear of cooking the Thanksgiving turkey’, which I happily overcame. I am guessing it had something to do with not being politically correct.

No not towards turkeys, but towards the country.

I am happy to report that this month’s submission – insomnomaniac – has been approved. I am not so happy to report that there is a typo in the sentence that I used in the example where ‘an’ is featured as ‘and’.

For those who can not read the picture above the definition is:

One who can’t sleep and becomes obsessed with late night activities.

Define obsessed.


Filed under absurdities, urban dictionary

5 responses to “Insomnomaniac

  1. J.

    Love Turkaphobia. Sorry UD did not approve (though you are probably right about their reasoning). Am also extremely impressed by your late-night productivity. (Heck, I’m a writer and am not nearly that creative during the day.) Guess you’re not a candidate for sleep camp, huh? 😉

  2. judy maiman

    i HAVE turkaphobia!!!! and alot of other cooking phobias i’m sad to report…..

  3. ROFL I LOVE IT!!! and the turkaphobia is a great idea!

  4. Paula

    Excellent! Too bad it didn’t happen in time to make the Urban Dictionary calendars I bought for Christmas gifts. I could have written on the page that had your word that I know you!! Have to buy next year’s edition too.

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