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grumblecakes

noun; compounding
1. a monologue or speech delivered without enunciation. 2. an actor who is not enunciating his lines This word was originally formed on a Website that plays cartoons called www.homestarrunner.com. A character on this Website claims that grumblecakes are a delicious snack cake made of steam and sugar. This is a popular website among friends, so it has become a well known term to quote. Many people started using the word to mean “mumbling”, since grumbling is similar to mumbling. If a friend couldn’t hear what you said, he would say “What did you say, grumblecakes?” A director friend of mine had trouble communicating to his actors that they were difficult to hear on stage because they weren’t enunciating. To create a memborable term for them to remember this problem, he called the mumblings “grumblecakes.” Often this word is just exclaimed, as in “Grumblecakes!” when an actor is being quiet, and they take the note. This word has therefore gone through several shifts in meaning. It was first a silly word from a cartoon meaning a cake, it was then used to mean mumbling, and it is now used in its form as a stage direction in theatre.
 
Stop being a grumblecakes during your monologues!
Etymology : compound of “grumble” + “cakes”
Source : a director
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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