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What words have you made up that you use regularly?
posted by holdkris99 to Writing & Language (209 answers total) 124 users marked this as a favorite
I have been doing some reading on the invention of words and how language evolves, etc and am curious what words MeFites have made up that you use in your day to day life? Please give the word and the definition, part of speech etc. The more detail the better.
I am looking for words that can be pronounced using standard rules of the language it is in.
To be specific, I am not really looking for existing words that you have repurposed, puns, acronyms, just random letter combinations that can't be pronounced, proper nouns (mainly names) used as words (for instance, for fans of the US version of the office "schruted"), combinations of existing words (like assplate) or just some random words that you can make up on the spot that you have never used.
In addition, if anyone has any stories to tell about using their invented words or if you can detail the etymology and creation story of your word, that would be awesome.
I am curious about words that you yourself have come up with, stuff that I can't necessarily find on the internet, unless there are new words that have gone mainstream that you are personally responsible for (bonus points for those words).
Also, I only speak English but please words in any languages will be awesome.
Mrs. Holdkris99 says I am putting too many restrictions on this and should just let people answer and that their should be a word for doing that. I told her there is: asshole. But that is not my intention.