The word flaven is a most wonderful and amazing word. A flavorful word meaning a nerd, a person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept, or a person with an unusual or odd personality; The word originates from a character created by Jerry Lewis during his early years with Dean Martin, and, more recently, from a popular animated character in the Simpsons, Professor Frink (Who ironically can also find his roots in the same original source). Professor Frink, the crazy mad scientist, as well as the earlier Jerry Lewis character, are the epitome of geekdom. There are many variations of the word Flaven. Flavin, Flaven-hoyven, Iven Flaven, and GLAVENHAVENMOYVENSCHLOYHEYY!! are just a few examples. Another popular variation is Flaven-Maven, or Maven-Haven. In addition, Glayhaywayven, blavenoyven, gloyvenshmoyven, glutenhoyway, and heyheyheywaywen are strangely popular. A proper pronunciation of flaven requires that the speaker say the word with the utmost urgency, so that the listener can truely grasp the importance of the word. Spoken with a wide-eyed glare and a dramatic tweaking of the vocal chords, this and other similar words not only will provide years of pleasure and joy to you personally, but will delight and stimulate those around you with the heart to embrace it. The next time you see a skinny kid hunched over a computer, glasses thick enough to burn out his corneas with the light of the monitor, in a half-dazed drooling display of eerie sedation, sneak up behind him and in your most commanding tone, yell out "FLAVEN". Yes, Flaven. Sure to propel your maven skyward in a true display of utter havenwaven.
"Well, it should be obvious to even the most dim-witted individual who holds an advanced degree in hyperbolic topology, n'gee, that Homer Simpson has stumbled into.... the third dimension. bhay-gn-flaven!"