O’Erpine

O’Erpine

v. intr.
to wander through the grounds of a cemetery, glancing over the gravestones as if you were people-watching the dead, imagining all the things they must have seen and the lives they might have led, trying to conjure up an entire biography from a handful of words and dates etched in granite, with barely more than a single dash to cover the unimaginable vastness of their experience.

From over, finished and done with + pine, to yearn or grieve for something. Compare the flowering perennial orpine, also called autumn joy or live-forevers, which is often found in open sunny areas of cemeteries. Pronounced “awr-pahyn.”

Harke

Lap Year

Echthesia

Yeorie

Daguerreologue

Daguer-reologue

Kerisl

Halfwise

Pithered

Mithenness

Énouement

Amentalio

Clockwise

Tirosy

Walloway

Nowlings

Backmasking

Inerrata

Spinning Playback Head

Lackout

Hanker Sore

Spinning Playback Head

The Meantime

Candling

Aftergloom

Feresy

Leidenfreude

Yeorie