Saturday, 23 November 2013

Entry: greebles (n.)

In context: "Joelle scrubbed at the discolored square of fingerprints around the light-switch until the wet Kleenex disintegrated into greebles."

Definition: Neologism.  From our very own DFW:

"Greebles had been her own mother's word for the little bits of sleepy goo you got in your eyes' corners.  Her own personal Daddy had called them 'eye-boogers' and used to get them out for her with the twisted corner of his hankie." 

Other: I had never really made the connection between disintegrate and integrate until this very moment.  Better late than never, I suppose.

SNOOT score:  0
Page: 738

Source: Infinite Jest

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