The Real Stuff, Categorically Speaking

Posted: September 17, 2012 by HoarseMan in Apilahooey
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Categories from the mind of the HoarseMan… What do they really mean?

OK, so HoarseMan discovered that they were called “Topics” instead of Categories… No big deal. He’s pretty sure you’ll get the idea.


  • HoarseMan Meaning: Business, jobs, just making a living in general – potential snark alert.
  • RealMeaning: “You’re kidding me, right?”


  • HoarseMan Meaning: This is – beyond the shadow of a doubt – stuff that HoarseMan has just made up. Did you know he has a website called “Ron’s Lies.”
  • Real Meaning: It’s true, sometimes the HoarseMan tells lies.

Apoapsis 1

  • HoarseMan Meaning: The Apoapsis: stuff gets written here when the HoarseMan is feeling way off center
  • Real Meaning: noun – (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited [ant: periapsis] WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

6th Period Civics

  • HoarseMan Meaning: Where the HoarseMan waxes political, which is really nothing at all like a Brazilian Wax. Seriously … I was in a Civics class on November 22, 1963 when someone came into the room and announced that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. The world changed forever, for everyone.
  • Real Meaning: 6th Period Civics

Geek Alerts

  • HoarseMan Meaning: You’ve gotta be kidding. These are … well… Geek Alerts.
  • Real Meaning: Geek alerts

Apocarpous 2

  • HoarseMan Meaning: The tendons in the HoarseMan’s wrists are getting tender from typing so freakin’ much – no not really, which would be a good explanation if the “carpous” part referred to “carpal” but it doesn’t. The real reason the HoarseMan chose this is so he could sneak by the censors with sexy stories about carpels being separated by a pistil or two.
  • Real Meaning: — adj   Compare syncarpous (of the ovaries of flowering plants such as the buttercup) consisting of separate carpels  [C19 from NL, from Gk apo-  + karpos  fruit]

Apocope  2

  • HoarseMan Meaning: Leaving stuff out at the end of… a…
  • Real Meaning: apocope  (əˈpɒkəpɪ)   — n  omission of the final sound or sounds of a word  [C16: via Late Latin from Greek apokopē,  from apokoptein  to cut off]

Apocrine  3

  • HoarseMan Meaning: The post probably stinks
  • Real Meaning:apocrine  ap·o·crine (āp’ə-krĭn, -krīn’, -krēn’)adj. Of or relating to an apocrine gland or its secretions. n. The apocrine gland.

Apocrypha  2

  • HoarseMan Meaning: This is when you aren’t really sure if you trust what the HoarseMan is saying.
  • Real Meaning:  Apocrypha  (əˈpɒkrɪfə) — n 1. the 14 books included as an appendix to the Old Testament in the Septuagint and the Vulgate but not included in the Hebrew canon. They are not printed in Protestant versions of the Bible 2. RC Church another name for the Pseudepigrapha [C14: via Late Latin apocrypha  ( scripta ) hidden (writings), from Greek, from apokruptein  to hide away]

Apomorphine  3

  • HoarseMan Meaning: The HoarseMan is having an “off” day, or he’s trying to make his dog puke. Hey, sometimes we all have an “off” day.
  • Real Meaning: apomorphine  ap·o·mor·phine (āp’ə-môr’fēn’)  n.   A poisonous, white, crystalline alkaloid derived from morphine and used medicinally to induce vomiting.

Twisted Quotes

  • HoarseMan Meaning: With completely no relationship to Twisted Sister®  these are quotes from all kinds of places that didn’t really come off the way the speaker intended… unless, of course, the speaker was a member of Twisted Sister®.
  • Real Meaning: Who knows what the heck is going to be here? It just sounded like a cool category name.

Aporia  1

  • HoarseMan Meaning: There’s some intentional confusion or mis-definition in there. Is it for reals or just pretending?
  • Real Meaning: aporia  (əˈpɔːrɪə)  — n  1. rhetoric  a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say  2. philosophy  puzzlement occasioned by the raising of philosophical objections without any proffered solutions, esp in the works of Socrates  [C16: from Greek, literally: a state of being at a loss]

Apostasy  2

  • HoarseMan Meaning: The HoarseMan is going off in a different direction, away from his principles (if he had any).
  • Real Meaning: apostasy  (əˈpɒstəsɪ)  — n  , pl -sies     abandonment of one’s religious faith, party, a cause, etc   [C14: from Church Latin apostasia,  from Greek apostasis  desertion, from apostanai  to stand apart from, desert]

Apostrophe 2

  • HoarseMan Meaning:
  • O Goodness, the HoarseMan is talking to someone who isn’t there, or maybe something has been left out…
  • Real Meaning:  apostrophe  (əˈpɒstrəfɪ)  — n     the punctuation mark ‘  used to indicate the omission of a letter or number, such as he’s  for he has  or he is,  also used in English to form the possessive, as in John’s father  and twenty pounds’ worth   [C17: from Late Latin, from Greek apostrophos  mark of elision, from apostrephein  to turn away]

Apothecary  3

  • HoarseMan Meaning: Did the HoarseMan miss his meds today? Or — a long time ago — you maybe were wondering what the HoarseMan has been smoking or drinking.
  • Real Meaning: apothecary  a·poth·e·car·y (ə-pŏth’ĭ-kěr’ē)  n. pl. a·poth·e·car·ies  Abbr. ap.   One that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines; a pharmacist. See pharmacy.


Thinking of putting this one in The Apocarpous… only because it sounds more fshy.

  • HoarseMan Meaning: A word that it took HoarseMan about a week to learn to say. Then a couple of months to say it fast and in a way that any Hawaiian within 10,000 miles wouldn’t laugh his nukinuki off.
  • Real Meaning: The humahumanukanukaapuaa, or Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus rectanglus for the scientific types) is Hawaii’s state fish. A rough translation of the Hawaiian is fish with a nose like a pig.

Apotheosis  1

  • HoarseMan Meaning: An expansion of the HoarseMan’s consciousness.
  • Real Meaning: a·poth·e·o·sis [uh-poth-ee-oh-sis, ap-uh-thee-uh-sis] Show IPA
    noun, plural a·poth·e·o·ses  [-seez, -seez]  1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god. 2.  the ideal example; epitome; quintessence: This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.


  • HoarseMan Meaning: The are are hundreds of films that once seen never seem to leave the HoarseMan’s head.
  • Real Meaning: Movies, motion pictures, cinema, talkies…


  • HoarseMan Meaning: Music is. Music by friends, people I don’t even know, and even some of my own.
  • Real Meaning: Music is the stuff that Austria’s Emperor Joseph II told Mozart had “too many notes.”

TED – Some Favorites

  • HoarseMan Meaning:  See below.
  • Real Meaning: Some things from TED that I like and are appropriate for this blog.


  • HoarseMan Meaning:  Uncategorized stuff
  • Real Meaning: Stuff that HoarseMan is too lazy to sort out.

Where’s the Frog?

  • HoarseMan Meaning: Where HoarseMan responds to the aeonian questions “What is this all about, dear?” and “What does this mean, dear?” or perhaps “What the hell is going on here, dear?” This used to be named just WTF, but now it’s not. Oh, WTF?
  • Real Meaning:  Make up your own version….

That’s all for today, kiddies! Buh-bye now, hope you’ll join us again some time.

Legitimitas Taurus Cacas,



Source 1:

Modern Language Association (MLA):

Source 2:

World English Dictionary

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Source 3:

Medical Dictionary

The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary

Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

  1. fpdorchak says:

    Yeahhhh, I’m definitely feelin’ some serious aporia, here….

  2. Ron H says:

    Snortin’ or Smokin’ ? Oh, wait a minute, that’s another one. B^)

  3. Ron H says:

    I thought it was damned decent of me to actually put in all of the reference citations…. speaking of citations, I’ve been doing a lot of research on Beechcraft lately… speaking of Beechcraft, I’ve been digging around on Ratheon a bit… speaking of digging around SailorTheDog and our temporary backup dog, Lola Nothuahua, are driving me nuts…speaking of backup… gotta go, nice chattin’ with you, F.P….

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