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?

Comments from my Readers & Friends

  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.

  3. 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111l11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111i111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

  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