If you've made it this far, then you know what we're doing here. Our goal is to get orbisculate into the dictionary, and the way words get into the dictionary is by being used in as many different places as possible. ​


So these are 50 goals, from the ordinary to the audacious and a few in between, for how to use orbisculate. Well, 44. There are 6 still left to be written. If you have any suggestions, shoot us an e-mail at squirt@orbisculate.com. And, of course, if you have any way to actually accomplish one of these, send us a message about that, too, because we have no idea what we're doing here.

1. In a crossword puzzle.  

2. In a story on a major news site.

 

3. In the lyrics of a song. Ideally one written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, because if anyone can get a word into a dictionary, it's that man. But we'll take whatever we can get.

 

4. On the floor of a body of government.

 

5. In a tribute from the city of Citrus Heights, California.

 

6. In a proclamation from a state whose state fruit is the kind that could squirt in your eye: Texas Red grapefruit, Florida Orange, Ohio Tomato, Tennessee Tomato, South Arkansas Vine Ripe Tomato. 

7. On the label of a grapefruit-flavored product.

 

8. By any of the following celebrities: CNN anchor Don Lemon, fictional 30 Rock character Liz Lemon, or Syracuse University mascot Otto the Orange.

 

9. In the name of a dish served at a restaurant. 

 

10. In the name of a cocktail.

11. In a food blog.

12. In a cookbook.

13. Engraved on a grapefruit spoon.

14. On a sign posted at a grocery store somewhere (with or without permission).

15. In the name of a fruit juice drink or smoothie.

16. By a celebrity chef during a cooking  show and/or demonstration.

 

17. In a trade magazine for people in the citrus industry (which, if you’re wondering, is absolutely a thing).

 

18. In any other magazine.

 

19. In a comic strip.

20. In a comic book. 

21. In balloon twisting form.

22. On a window banner or lawn sign.

 

23. In an adorable chalk drawing on someone’s sidewalk or driveway drawn by either a child six years old or younger or an adult with such terrible drawing skills that we believe they are six years old or younger.

 

24. In an artistic homage created by a former or current contestant from the show Making It.

25. In an SNL skit.

 

26. On any other scripted TV show.

 

27. In a play.

28. In a stand-up comedy set.

29. On a podcast.

30. In a TED Talk.

 

31. In an ophthalmology journal or other medical publication.

 

32. In a text book.

 

33. In an instruction manual.

34. In a product warning or list of specifications (e.g., “Warning: Orange juicer may cause orange to orbisculate on you.” Or, “Now with orbisculation-reducing flaps!”).

35. In skywriting.

36. In a cheerleading squad formation.

37. In a Hallmark card.

38. In a poem, ideally written in iambic pentameter. 

39. In the name of a Ben & Jerry's sorbet.

40. In a tattoo (temporary tattoos and henna will both be accepted).

41. In a petri dish of phosphorescent bacteria.

42. In a word game.​​

43. TBD

44. TBD

45. TBD

46. TBD

47. TBD

48. On an electronic device without a red squiggly line auto-appearing underneath it, i.e., for the AI overlords that dominate technology to accept that this is a word. We are aware that we could do this ourselves by going into our phone or computer settings, but who has time for that?

 

49. In a major dictionary.

50. In an apology note from our friend accompanied by our $5.

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