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January 22nd, 2008
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New term learned at High Voltage ConFusion

Shapnhower: a shag, a nap, and a shower.

Typically done at an SF con between the hours of 4 and 6 pm (prior to dinner) but possibly at other times. Also spelled Shapnhaur, in honor of Dr. Shapnhaur, a visit to whom may be alluded to as an invitation to the above.


e.g. "What have you been up to since the movie?" "Shapnhaur."


(pr: shop-en-ow-er)


...There's something about the term shag that's so brightly forthright it can't quite be embarrassing. I learned the term 'shapnhower' Sunday evening (I have loved some of the dinner table conversations at this year's con) and I've already become quite fond of it.

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From:_earthshine_
Date:January 22nd, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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I must (shamefully?) admit that i've never been to an SF con, but i must admit to being a big fan of the shapnshapnshapnhower, which i must say is quite more efficient, and a wonderfully lovely way to pass a lazy Sunday afternoon.

(It should be noted that moving on to the "hower" becomes increasingly vehemently demanded by roommates, if any, by the time you get to that last "n".)
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From:dionysus1999
Date:January 23rd, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
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An excellent tradition.
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 24th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
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This is an experience I've had at very few cons, but it would be nice if it were a useful word in my vocabulary.

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From:kyril
Date:January 24th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
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I'm usually in more need of "cherish" and "grow closer" than "shag". Or "grok". Though after the first day the "nap" does get compelling. Best done before you start the drive home, if you're the one driving.
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