Please don’t ask how the question came up (the clone and I were watching something unspeakably stupid on Hulu), but a few days ago I asked, “How does one say derp in Sanskrit?”
So the clone immediately looked it up on Google. I don’t know how he does it — his Google-fu is amazing. Did I ever tell you about the time he found, while doing research for a novel, the name of one of my old college buddies on a recently declassified list of participants in a secret government project? We had a good laugh over that… (Yes, true story — what there is of it.)
Anyway, the Sanskrit word for derp is murkh.
You may see this word in blog posts from time to time, just because. (I’ve already used it in a “note to self” while going over a manuscript; it seemed appropriate.)