Saturday Smiles – Words, Words, Words

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Isn’t language a wonderful thing? 

Did you know it’s alive ?

Neologisms 

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:

  1. Coffee (n), the person upon whom one coughs.
  2. Flabbergasted (adj) appalled over how much weight you have gained.
  3. Abdicate (v) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
  4. Esplanade (v) to attempt an explanation while drunk.
  5. Willy-nilly  (adj), impotent.
  6. Negligent (adj), describes a condition in which you absent mindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
  7. Lymph (v), to walk with a lisp.
  8. Gargoyle (n), gross live-flavoured…

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