Made up words

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David
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Made up words

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I had trouble sleeping last night and whilst wander through empty forums I sat and invented some new words:

dentcil
(n) a pencil covered in teeth marks.

missentomb
(v) to bury the wrong person.

commiserablation
(m) to share another person's misery.

moosturbation
um...sorry

motherism
(n) the sort of thing one's mother would say.

pantalunacy
(v) to wear ridiculous trousers

polygranist
(n) a person with more than two grandmothers when a parent remarries.

Oophobia
(n) the irrational fear of words containing "oo"
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Re: Made up words

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David wrote:I had trouble sleeping last night and whilst wander through empty forums I sat and invented some new words:
OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooh!! And I thought I had too much time on my hands. :lalala:

(I particularly like "Oophobia" and am happy to report that I do NOT suffer from it.)
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Re: Made up words

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ejm wrote:
David wrote:I had trouble sleeping last night and whilst wander through empty forums I sat and invented some new words:
OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooh!! And I thought I had too much time on my hands. :lalala:

(I particularly like "Oophobia" and am happy to report that I do NOT suffer from it.)
I like "motherism" which I will probably use, and "pantalunacy" which I will try to work into as many conversations as possible (not too many I suspect). Could be difficult to find a way to use "oophobia" in a sentence except perhaps at a fireworks display -- this must be closely related do "aahphobia."
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Re: Made up words

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David wrote:I had trouble sleeping last night and whilst wander through empty forums I sat and invented some new words:[...]
Very cool. Next time I have trouble sleeping I'll give it a try. In the meantime I google searched "make up words" and after a little reading, I learned that these are called Sniglets.

There's even an entry in WikipediaSniglets

Wait there's more; a whole page of Sniglets

One that I really like;
Bazookacidal Tendencies (bah zew' kuh sy dal ten' den seez) - n. The overwhelming desire of most individuals to reach out and pop the gigantic gum bubble billowing from someone's mouth.

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Re: Made up words

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DataRyder wrote:
Very cool. Next time I have trouble sleeping I'll give it a try. [...]
Forget sleep. Two that I thought of while making dinner.... which are kind of topical since our neighbourhood was without electricity for 24 hours a few days ago. No power = No heat. Outside the temperature was -18 Celsius. In the last few hours before power came back on the thermometer in our kitchen registered 1 degree .

Furnicide
(v) What a furnace commits when it looses power and dies.

Furnimonia
(n) Inflammation of the lungs as a result of furnicide.

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Contrary view

Post by Mats »

I hate to quibble (sure sign that quibbling is about to take place) but, isn't "furnicide" the common word for furnace killing?
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Re: Contrary view

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Mats wrote:isn't "furnicide" the common word for furnace killing?
No, I believe it is when the furnace attempts to take its own life.
So... have YOU backed up your files lately? And defragged too!?
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Post by David »

That reminds me of

Matresside
(v) Suffocating one's mother with a matress.
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