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. That’s a pretty awesome combination I’m flabbergasted at how many words you have come up with! Well done Cheesie, well done.

    • That would be “skivaulunge,” not “skivolvunge.” But yours is a pretty creative solution, IMO.

  2. You forgot about that weird key, above the “Enter” key.

    It looks like this: |

    An “L” looks like this: l

    …and a one looks like this: 1

    Yes, Cheesie, on the “Comment” dialog, it looks like l and 1 are the same, but on my screen, your example looks really weird, compared to everyone else going “OMG, I think it’s impossible to tell them apart!”, since on my screen, the L looks like the forwards slash: / and the 1 looks like that weird one and “L” looking thing, that doesn’t really resemble a 1 on paper, which looks like this: | (It looks better on paper!)

  3. 1l, oh yah! That does look similar. May i ask you a question, totally different topic? If it’s 10:04 in California, (my home) sweat time is it in Gloucester?