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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2012, 09:12:18 AM »
Many years ago, Douglas Adams (of Hitchiker fame) also wrote a book called "The Meaning of Liff".

In the book, he takes unusual place names and makes up what *he* thought their definitions should be.

My favourite by far was "Minchinghampton" - the look on a gentleman's face when he has zipped up his trousers without due care and attention.

The Liff I use is 'Exeter'. You know when you've taken something to bits and put it back together again, and then you realise that you have a piece left over and you don't know what it is? That's an Exeter.

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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2012, 07:52:04 PM »
I use the word befuzzled a lot.  An alternative version is confuzzled.

I also like confoozled
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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2012, 08:08:29 PM »
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Complisult...this is what my DH calls an insult veiled in the form of a compliment

Also a big fan of craptastic and ginormous.  Though I am fairly certain ginormous did make it into the dictionary.
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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2012, 06:19:56 AM »
Many years ago, Douglas Adams (of Hitchiker fame) also wrote a book called "The Meaning of Liff".

In the book, he takes unusual place names and makes up what *he* thought their definitions should be.

My favourite by far was "Minchinghampton" - the look on a gentleman's face when he has zipped up his trousers without due care and attention.

The Liff I use is 'Exeter'. You know when you've taken something to bits and put it back together again, and then you realise that you have a piece left over and you don't know what it is? That's an Exeter.

DH and I still refer to the defective wheel on a shopping trolley (there's always one!) as a Motspur. It's derived from Tottenham Hotspur, if I recall correctly.
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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2012, 07:57:56 AM »
I saw this one the other day...

Askhole: A person who constantly asks for your advice, then just ignores what you've told them.

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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2012, 01:45:19 PM »
I saw this one the other day...

Askhole: A person who constantly asks for your advice, then just ignores what you've told them.
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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2012, 05:15:24 PM »
Glurge.

This term showed up on Snopes about ten years ago. 

It has been described as something that is supposed to bring a  tear to your eye and a smile to your lips. Glurge is intended to be heart-warming.  Instead, it gives you heartburn.

Glurge has also been described as a small cup of chicken soup with four tablespoons of sugar added. 

You get the idea. 


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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2012, 06:25:35 PM »
A friend's word for a lot of something is "beaucouptudinous." I use it a lot.

I scare easily when I'm riding shotgun in a car, because I'm not inside the driver's head, so I'm totally unaware he's about to pass that slow car in front of us ... all I see is our car closing in on it at a rapid rate and ohmygoodnesswe'regoingtocrash! I call this "passengeranoia."

I share that affliction and am totally going to spread it around now.

ETA: LOL, i mean spread the word, not the affliction, although that could be a good time, as well  >:D
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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2012, 01:25:40 AM »
I saw this one the other day...

Askhole: A person who constantly asks for your advice, then just ignores what you've told them.

That's a great one!  It also reminds me of a funny typo I found here on Ehell once, which I think should also be a real word:

Ignoranus. 
(Definition: someone who's ignorant and an a-hole at the same time!)

I am also fond of "hangry" which I've seen quite a few people use around the 'net: when hunger is making you angry.
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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2012, 03:10:34 PM »
Another Ehell typo that should stick around"

Deer Snot Uprising

especially since the poster has no idea what the orignal text was!

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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2012, 03:17:33 PM »
Thanks for expanding my vocabulary!

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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2012, 03:54:12 PM »
I don't remember if it's been posted yet, but I am very fond of confusitated.
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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2012, 06:28:17 AM »
They all sound like perfectly cromulent words to me.

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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2012, 06:43:33 PM »
Schnipsles (pronounced shnip-sulz)
Little snips and flakes and small debris from cutting paper, metal flakes in a fluid, little itty bits and bobs that don't need to be there.

"Mom! Danny didn't clean his schnipsles up from his construction paper project!"
"Honey, the transmission fluid has schnipsles in it, you need to change it NOW"
"There are still schnipsles on the floor from your decorations"

We made that up in our family. We still use it.

Oh. Shrimple.
Shrink + wrinkle or shrimp and wrinkle. Our cat Pooky was a few bricks short of a load. She LOVED tapered candles, and would lean into them at the flame to investigate. You would smell hair burning - her whiskers had "shrimpled" up.
"hey Mom, Pooky is all shrimpled again"
"that paper got wet, it's all shrimpled up"

Once these are explained to people, they stick.

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Re: Made Up Words You'd Like to See Stick Around
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2012, 07:35:07 PM »
This one is borrowed but I love it. Whopperjawed it means completely bent out of shape crooked.
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