Skivolvunge (The stuff on this webpage was mentioned on page 121 in my book.)

In Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything, I described our fifth-grade graduation party (which was entirely fun, except for Goon’s massive interference…). One of the things I wrote was:

I took a huge running start, then scoogled (this is my made-up word . . . it is a combination of scoot and wiggle) on the Slip ’N Slide and skivolvunged butt-first into the dirt, which was actually mud.

And then I asked:

Can you guess what “skivolvunged” is a three-way combo of?

Here’s the answer:


If you have a different answer, I would love to know it. Please comment below.

Does the small “l” in “lunged” look like a number 1 to you? It does on my computer.

IMO, that is a big mistake in typography (my mom says that’s what the look of letters and numbers on a page or screen is called). I’m going to type them together so you can see how similar they are:


Weird, huh?

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    1. I don’t understand. I know that RACECAR is a palindrome, but what does your comment mean?

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  1. i really thought it was the combo of skid+volcano+lungeiness=skivolvunged

  2. I think it could be: skid+vulge+lunged.

    P.S. Note that I made up the word vulged and that I only changed the middle word.

    1. Thanks, Sol (which an amazing name because it is the name of the biggest thing in our solar system, the sun!)

  3. 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111l11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111i111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

    1. try to find the L and I (in paragraphe they are not capatalized. look for it i dare you

    2. It’s weird, but in the font on my computer it is VERY EASY to see the difference.

  4. wow the L and the 1 on your computer look SO alike thats really weird!! here it is on my computer 1l not as cole as yours though

    1. I never thought of plUNGED. I think it’s just as good as lUNGED> I give you an A+ on this one!

  5. I’m always making up words like, rop (combination of running and hopping.)Also on my computer the lower case i looks like a number 1 see 1 i.Goodbyzo(wich is also a word I made up it is NOT a combination.)
    your crazy friend,Ashley

    1. It is a weird looking word, isn’t it.

      It means to slide, typically sideways or at an angle, on slippery ground or from stopping or turning too quickly

    1. That’s weirdly cool. A skink is like a lizard, so that means I’d have to move in a wiggly way.

    1. That’s pretty funny. If that’s true, it would mean to slide, roll or skid, and lunge.

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