Saturday Smiles – Words, Words, Words


Isn’t language a wonderful thing? 

Did you know it’s alive ?



new words or a new use for an old word, or the act of making up new words

in mental health used to describe a symptom of brain dysfunction

as is the delightful term word salad used to describe a string of random words


Now, down to business.

Cobs over at Cobweborium Emporium  brought my attention to this delightful list from the Washington Post’s annual neologism contest:

  1. Coffee (n), the person upon whom one coughs.
  2. Flabbergasted (adj) appalled over how much weight you have gained.
  3. Abdicate (v) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
  4. Esplanade (v) to attempt an explanation while drunk.
  5. Willy-nilly  (adj), impotent.
  6. Negligent (adj), describes a condition in which you absent mindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
  7. Lymph (v), to walk with a lisp.
  8. Gargoyle (n), gross live-flavoured mouthwash.
  9. Flatulence (n), emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
  10. Balderdash (n),  a rapidly receding hairline.
  11. Rectitude (n),  the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
  12. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologists.
  13. Circumvent (n), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.
  14. Frisbeetararianism  (n), (back by popular demand):  The belief that when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.


And here’s  some more wordage I found and rather liked:

Foreploy (n): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

Skilljoy (n.): The would-be friend who’s a bit better than you at everything.

Percycution (n.): Giving your child a name he will hate for the rest of his life.

Coughin (n.): A small enclosure designed especially for smokers.

Typochondriac (adj.): A paranoid proofreader.

Ignorial (n.): A monument that nobody visits

Travelsty: a dreadful occurrence while on vacation

Emaelstrom: a swirling state of affairs in one’s inbox that relentlessly sucks one deeper an deeper into email, with no regard for time and space

Shamebles: a shambles where shame is involved

Hexting: to bewitch, vast a spell or charm or practice witchcraft via SMS messaging

Menions: men who are underlings or devoted followers of a woman and will perform at her bidding without questions

Whyf: a female lifetime partner in a continuing marital relationship that questions everything

Karmarang: bad luck that comes back again and again

Testlicke: butterflies in the stomach before an exam

Operaytion: laser surgery

Syncing feeling: the frustration one feels when one is unable to link one’s mailbox to one’s cell phone

Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace
You may not believe in evolution, and that’s all right. How we humans came to be the way we are is far less important than how we should act now to get out of the mess we have made for ourselves.  Jane Goodall

27 thoughts on “Saturday Smiles – Words, Words, Words

  1. What a wonderful you’ve presented us with, lots of giggles for me, I especially liked, “Esplanade (v) to attempt an explanation while drunk.” this happened to me lots of times while on my cruise !!

  2. I do enjoy reading your blogs! You have fun with the English language. It’s a quality I wish more writers pursued however if they did then the joy of it would soon be passe.

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