P is for PAIZOGONY

Pssst… P-Day promises plenty of possibilities. All you puzzled plotters and pantsers, please practise patience yet playfulness with minimal panic, as you pledge to get those poems, paragraphs and pieces polished, then proceed to press publish. Is your Ppost up? No? Get to it. Pronto! Procrastination prohibits progress!

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.

JUST JOKING.

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

The word for Day 16 is—

                                       PAIZOGONY

Ancient bartering system probably dating back to 15 B.C. which is the origin of the modern day buying and selling of goods/services, what we call consumerism.

   

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

56 Comments

  1. Nicki Elson on April 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    The proper terminology for what is commonly refered to as a "bromance."

    Ver fun A to Z theme!

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks Nicki! Here's to Italian brotherly love…  🙂

  2. Suze on April 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Oh, like Paizan!

     

    Thank you, Nick.

  3. melanie schulz on April 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I am Positively Pleased with your Post.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Permit me to proclaim: a proper and polite point. Thank you.

  4. Julie Flanders on April 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    To me it sounds like some kind of Rubik's Cube type puzzle that I would be totally unable to solve.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      I've never cracked the Rubik Cube! Are they still around?

  5. Michael Di Gesu on April 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Hey, Melissa,

    Nothing comes to mind for me right this second. Hmmm. Okay… The act of a person who pays themselves on a regualr basis. I'm not talking a gifty from time-to-time, but actually writing yourself our a check for a service you did for … YOURSELF. LOL.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      Self-service + self compensation = paizogony? Sounds very appealing. What's the catch?:)

  6. mary aalgaard on April 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    The agony felt after eating too much pie!

     

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Ouch! Agonising pie-eating moments…  Whenever I eat steak&kidney pie, I'm going to think of paizogony… 🙂

  7. Annalisa Crawford on April 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Procrastination prohibits progress should be plastered all around my house – that way I might get the message!

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      You seem like such a proactive, go-getter type of person… not a procrastinator… 🙂 Thoigh I suppose we all have our moments…

  8. Texas Playwright Chick on April 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Perfectly pleased with all your pretty P's!

    Now, let's see if the link works now *fingers crossed*

    <a href="http://www.playwrightchick.com">Texas Playwright Chick</a>

     

  9. Texas Playwright Chick on April 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Hmmmm – it doesn't work on your site, for some reason.  It is workin!g on other sites I've visited this morning though….weird, I cut and paste it, so I don't quite understand.

     

    Anyway, happy P day

  10. J.L. Campbell on April 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Paizogony sounds like the study of countries or pain. 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      What about a combination? The study of pain within countries? Levels of pain? Types of pain? Sounds silly. I know. Just babbling on…

  11. Carol Kilgore on April 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Paizogony is when people obsessively draw paisley patterns on everything from cocktail napkins to walls.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Paisley is a pretty pattern. Does this disorder affect artists/painters/illustrators only?

  12. C. Lee McKenzie on April 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    That's so painful. I had Paizogony when I was 16, and I've never forgotten it. I think I came down with it because of test-taking anxiety. I wouldn't wish Paizogony on anyone. 

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Anxiety-related pain? Where does it strike? Headache? Finger ache? Foot ache? Leg ache? Arm ache?

  13. PK Hrezo on April 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    You're doing fab with all the coordinating words!! 

    I'd say this one is a board game that requires puzzling amounts of strategy. 

  14. Tyrean on April 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    A Paisley obsession, in which the person with it, has to wear paisley, buy paisley and think in paisley.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Sounds like a psychologically-based disorder. Wait, I think I suffered with this in my late-20's, during a paisley-crazed fad… sans the "thinking in paisley part"…  🙂

  15. Mina B. on April 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I like yours.

    Paizogony:  An ailment when the same person get stuck with the bill.

    Used in a sentence:  The paizogony John felt was indecribile when he realized once again his friends desserted him the bar tab.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      I think some people are wired to become paizogony victims! They don't ever learn!

  16. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    It's a new board game from Milton-Bradley, similar to Monopoly only with corn.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      How is the money and property determined? Sounds corny! LOL.

  17. Rosalind Adam on April 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I love your p-paragraph. I think it means animal family groupings. 

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Rosalind. Mmm… interesting… I'm at a loss for further words.

  18. Elise Fallson on April 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    This is the building of ships out of french fries. 😛

    Sorry hon. My brain is french fried and I've got nothing, but I do like your definition! 

     

     

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Hahahaha! You must have had french fries on the brain at this particular moment. 🙂

  19. Stina Lindenblatt on April 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    lol I swear you deserve a medal for this. I've never seen a paragraph with so many p-words before now.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks Stina. The paragraphs don't always make sense… they're not meant to… 

      Aha! That's it. Paizogony is a medal bestowed on the creator of senseless alliterative-styled paragraphs.

  20. shell flower on April 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Your p-paragraph is adorable. I particularly was pleased with the part about procrastination.

    Paizogony – When one only wants to eat corn and is prejudiced against any other grain.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Shell Flower. Paizogonists would have to be corny kinda people… 🙂

  21. Nancy LaRonda Johnson on April 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Paizogony is sort of hard to explain and it could be nearly impossible to find a dictionary with its original definition. Think of a hounddog polygamist, then think of its opposite. Thus paizogony is when someone refuses to marry, but instead is a diehard singleton who thrives on proving this by flaunting that he/she is single and then blatantly, almost dramatically rejecting anyone who asks them out.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      So do you think it's prevalent amongst females? I wonder how many males would be affected by this…

  22. S.P.Bowers on April 19, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Wow, your p paragraph was a pretty powerful use of the word P.

     

    And you had to make that word up.  It's not a real word is it?
     

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      All the words are real. The definitions are made up. 🙂

  23. Pat Hatt on April 19, 2013 at 12:49 am

    You sure P'd up today, that still sounds bad. And new word for me too.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Hey Mr. Hatt, a tit for a tat, it sure does sound bad, but then you are rad  (I got it to rhyme, though not as good as yours…)

  24. Kimberly Gabriel on April 19, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I am officially crowning you the Queen of Alliteration – your posts are incredible!

  25. Medeia Sharif on April 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Sounds like a shape or math term. 

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Yes it does. A mixture of polygon + trapezoid + geometry… plus a few other concepts which I cannot remember…  🙂

       

       

       

  26. Nina Gray on April 19, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Paizogony = Piazon + Agony : The pain of having friends!

    Piazon is friend in Italian and agony is pain! (he he)

  27. Mary on April 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    It's the art of handpainting polished rock jewelry. 🙂 Happy weekend, Michelle.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      I like the sound of this…  so creative. I want to do this. You too, Mary. 🙂

  28. Jocelyn Rish on April 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Paizogony if the art of selecting the most powerful looking neckties for politicians appearing on television. 

     

    • Michelle Wallace on April 20, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Then we'll have plenty of perfectly paizogonized politicians parading in parliament and piles of faux pas…  🙂

  29. Beverly on April 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Nick wins, hands down.

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