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. hey chessie! im a huge fan of your book! every chapter is so exciting!!!! my favorite parts are when you trick goon!!!!!!!

  2. I thought the three words that made up ‘skivolvunged’ was skidded, revolved and plunged!

    • Ha! That’s funny. The “volt” part probably means they thought I got shocked.

  3. I want to see if you can translate this: hicheesieyourawesome. Please respond and ps I love your books!!

    <3 GPadZ


  4. Sorry, but what does IMO mean, I seriously don’t know what it means.

  5. 8| That’s so weird. Here’s this: Yobooisreat means…. You guess! I will check back later.

  6. Iaamacrazedfan!!!!!!!!!!(i didn’t write spaces i want to see if you know how hard it is to read a part of youre first book