I am TERRIBLE with grammar. And, I can’t find a good reason for it since I am a college educated individual who reads regularly. Still, I’ll be dammed if I use the semi-colon properly without having to look it up, or write a sentence that is free of the dreaded comma splice. So, in order to compensate for my linguistic shortcomings, I make up words and pawn them off as my sense of humor. But, I’m not the only one! In my wanderings around the internet I’ve noticed other people make up words, too! Although, I suspect these other made up words are the result of brilliance rather than grammatical misfortune. My friend Becky is pretty brilliant and she can conjure up some exquisite made-up words and phrases (I’d best not repeat some of them here). I love talking “new word” with her. Speaking of exquisite, recycling words is cool, too. Bringing back old slang or throwing different words into new contexts (and pawning them off as humor) is totally bitchin’. I highly recommend it. That way, if you mess up, you can just say “Yo! It was totally just my sense of humor… pffft” or something like that.
- Journicle– [jurn-ə-kuhl] -noun:A cheap combination of journal + article. I read a lot of journal articles in college and apparently it caused a bunch of words and ideas to slosh around in my head and come out in grammatically different ways.
- Callipyjeans – [kal-uh-pij-ee-nz] – noun:Combination of callipygian + jeans. callipygian: adj, having shapely buttocks. So, callipyjeans are a dream pair of jeans that create the appearance of having shapely buttocks…and I am ALWAYS in pursuit of having shapely buttocks!
- Successify – [sək-sés-ï-fy] – verb: To incorporate the elements of success. Dave, from Blog of Funny Names shared the link this blog in the comment section of one of my posts. Its called successify, and its pretty awesome. I wonder if inspiration for this word was influenced by George W?
- Marvy – [mahrv-ee] – adj: A diminutive form of marvelous, meaning superb; excellent; great.
- Eloquacious – [e-loh-kwey-shuhs] – adj: “eloquent” and “loquacious”, specifically meaning: “the ability to create brand new words, that sound as if they’ve always, truly existed, and mean exactly what you think they would”. This one came from www.jasperfforde.com. Peep it!
If you have any favorite made-up or recycled words, put’em in the comments! Word.