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:
- Coffee (n), the person upon whom one coughs.
- Flabbergasted (adj) appalled over how much weight you have gained.
- Abdicate (v) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
- Esplanade (v) to attempt an explanation while drunk.
- Willy-nilly (adj), impotent.
- Negligent (adj), describes a condition in which you absent mindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
- Lymph (v), to walk with a lisp.
- Gargoyle (n), gross live-flavoured mouthwash.
- Flatulence (n), emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
- Balderdash (n), a rapidly receding hairline.
- Rectitude (n), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
- Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologists.
- Circumvent (n), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.
- 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