Are we irrational idiots, insisting on immersing ourselves, in-depth into this intense yet impossible and irksome challenge which is imaginative and innovative. It is definitely an industrious journey which is incredible, insightful, inspirational and indescribable…

                                               The PinYin A to Z Project

                  Yóu xì bî mò fãn yì fei huà……..

— is an old Chinese philosophy which refers to somebody who has the innate ability to decipher unusual words.


(you can read the details about this challenge and the competition running throughout the month of April) 

The word for Day 9 is—-


The prototype for a highly advanced, futuristic networking system that will link more than 50 social media platforms to a central point.


So that's my definition. What's yours? Post it in the comment box below. Remember you stand to win a prize.


  1. Misha on April 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I believe it's a method of questioning where one deceives the person being interrogated. 

    • Michelle Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Sounds like a complicated procedure involving mind games… 

  2. Trisha on April 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    HAHA… 50 social media platforms. Gawd, having two or three is bad enough!

    • Michelle Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 8:32 am

      The rate at which technology is advancing, I wouldn't be surprised… it's a very distinct possibility…!

  3. Julie Flanders on April 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Some sort of hellish math concept that I can't understand. I hated math and never understood any of it once we got past the basics in school LOL.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Hellish math concept sums it up nicely… like trigonometry or something similar…

  4. Mina B. on April 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Social media platforms.  That's a good one.  Here's mine.

    Intertrigo:  A meaningless word trending in corporate america.

    Used in a sentence:  During the last quarterly update, the CEO reasoned that their poor P&L statements were the direct result of a newly identified trend called intertingo effect. 

    • Michelle Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 8:37 am

      Like the go-to phrase when looking for something to blame for work-related shortcomings/inadequacies…? Ha! Blame it on intertrigo…

  5. C. Lee McKenzie on April 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Intertrigo was the protagonist in the Flux Capacitor Series. She was the three-headed, bandido who single-handedly (but three headedly) captured the Intraquadros' leader. Quite a stirring tale, really. 

    • Michelle Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

      I'm totally lost! 🙂 will have to visit Google… later…

  6. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Very complex intrigue.

  7. Nick Wilford on April 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    It's a travel agent specialising in holidays involving intergalactic travel.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Yep, has that sort of connotation… Intertrigo/intergalactic… I can see your logic…

  8. Michael Di Gesu on April 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Interesting word… How about the inner workings of a three people in a relationship/friendship




    • Michelle Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

      Very interesting angle… three-edged relationship perspective… I kinda like it!

  9. Al Diaz on April 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    trigo is the Spanish word for wheat so this sounds to me as a kind of wheat mixture.

  10. Lexa Cain on April 11, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Inter = inside

    Trigo = trigonometry

    Intertrigo = a new game for math whizzes

  11. Medeia Sharif on April 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I believe it's the fascination of intriguing situations. 

    • Michelle Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 8:50 am

      Like a branch of study in detective work or espionage… along those lines…though we all experience this fascination at some stage… 🙂

  12. Carol Kilgore on April 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Intertrigo is a new branch of study that interlaces trigonometry with poetry. Critics say it makes both more difficult to understand.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Does it produce mathematical poets or poetical mathematicians?  Rhyming time-tables and maths equations…? Mathematical rap…? Those sorts of things?

  13. Maïa on April 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Intertrigo (pronounce: een-tair-tree-go and roll both 'r')


    1. In La Comedia Del Arte, a minor intrigue designed to keep spectator's attention between two larger ones.


    2. In a figurative sense, a distraction made to entertain when no better option is available.

    "While waiting for a dazzling princess to arrive and sweep him up on her white horse for a life of adventure, John started to teach himself woodworking as an intertrigo."

    • Michelle Wallace on April 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

      I love the sound of the word when you roll both r's… very French-sounding? Great definitions!

  14. Nancy LaRonda Johnson on April 12, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Intertrigo is when some conniving jerk sneaks in an illegal move when playing a game of skill and planning, such as chess. Since chess is a game in which players constantly watch the moves, intertrigo rarely successfully executed. But there is a small, secret and conniving sect which thrives on such moves.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

      It sounds like a premise for an espionage story or psychological thriller which would be titled The Intertrigo Conspiracy…  love the sound of it!  🙂

  15. Julie on April 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Intertrigo – Sounds like a captivating Telemundo series.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Telemundo? What is that? Please excuse the ignorance… 🙂

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