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The tundra is beautiful this time of year. Two days ago, Mother Nature brought us eight inches of taqqilikkiquik (fluffy dry snow) on top of a foot of hard-packed kiqqitaqasikkiniq (granular pellet snow). Near the seal hunting grounds, it's melted into likkinukkiqalikk (snow that squeaks when you walk on it) with a light coating of ninivuqatikkit (snows of yesteryear).
Tomorrow night we're expecting 8 - 10" of pinqanunavikkinik (sideways blowing snow that gets driven into the hubcaps of your car at 719 mph, necessitating a $29.95 front-end alignment at V.I.P. Auto). We've laid in a supply of blubber and are building up the sleeping platforms.
I bring this up because, just as the Eskimos are famed for having dozens of words to describe snow, it occurs to me that we denizens of Daisy Nation must have a similarly nuanced vocabulary to describe David. He is, after all, an actor of many disguises and moods, changeable as the snowfall. No two performances are alike: sparkling like diamonds in the moonlight one minute, tying up traffic on the turnpike the next. And always, always, blanketing the familiar world with a smooth layer of awesome.
Whenever two David fans get together, you'll often hear specialized words that have evolved to describe his ever-shifting personas. For example:
heroikka - noble, long-haired, medieval type of David (e.g., Faramir, Gerold)
heroikkendammp - noble, long-haired, medieval, bathing-in-a-lake type of David
owweebooboo - wounded type of David
starkkers - character who does not trouble himself with clothes (e.g. Josh, Dilios)
blekkh - morally rancid character
phlecchblekkh - morally rancid character named Fletcher
phlecchblekkhlecch - morally rancid character named Fletcher who also makes passes at the ladies
hootenkyoot - feathered/winged type of David
sydekikk - variety of David who isn't the main character, but steals the show anyway
nikkipikki - character in a troubled marriage (e.g. After the Deluge)
muckabuck - character that wallows in the bizarre and tawdry (eg Audrey, Jerry Springer)
blamalammarama - character who mostly lets his gun do the talking
marysoo - character who inspires fan fiction
larrystu - character who inspires hot Gondor-on-Rohan slash fiction
gerrydrew - character who inspires hot Frankish Knight-on-Possibly Pseudonymous-Deadliest-Warrior-Narrator slash fiction
jerrywhooo - character who inspires hot Talk-Show-Host-on-Burrowing Owl slash fiction
I would go on, but I need to find a spear and enlarge the ventilation hole in the igloo roof before it gets too stuffy in here. If you don't hear from me in four weeks, send a sled team with emergency rations of manlymanlymensch (strong, principled, world-saving David characters).