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Re: My new word

Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 19:27
by lynny
I couldn't guess that one in a month of Sundays! It sounds like a German sausage :lol:

I did look it up.......

Re: My new word

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 16:16
by Dreamweaver
Decimate. If you think you know it you might be surprised to read https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-03/ ... 0/11459980
This is a blow to me - I just love word origins. But yes, meanings have to change. :teary
The demand that words retain a prior meaning in the face of current usage is known as the etymological fallacy. It is also stupid: salaries are no longer used to buy salt; a liaison is no longer a thickening sauce made from egg yolks; quarantine no longer refers, as it once did, to the period of 40 days during which a widow has the right to remain in her deceased husband's estate. Fortunately for journalists, a deadline is no longer a physical line outside a military prison beyond which would-be escapees are shot.

Re: My new word

Posted: 12 Sep 2019, 19:16
by Dreamweaver
Where do new words come from?
Video under 2 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytr28t5VzAs

Re: My new word

Posted: 21 Sep 2019, 21:50
by Dreamweaver
Old words that could be useful today. :lol:

1. Fudgel
2. Groke
3. Sciolist
4. Slugabed
5. Verily
6. Snollygoster
7. Apanthropy
8. Egrote
9. Shivviness
10. Uhtceare

Re: My new word

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 07:06
by Perrorist
Did you know that Spandex is an anagram?

Re: My new word

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 09:56
by Dreamweaver
I hadn't realised that, but a little thought expands understanding.

The old words that could be worth reinstating might be used like this -

“It’s Friday, and I’m going to fudgel my way to the weekend.”
Terrence had been known to groke when his dorm mates would come back with Taco Bell.
The internet is a wasteland of sciolists and trolls.
Ginny was a slugabed and once crushed her alarm clock with a brick.
Pauline could verily be a tool
He was senior adviser to the snollygoster-in-chief. (Though Kellyanne Conway is female)
“Sarah, your apanthropy is getting old; you can’t spend another weekend alone with mac and cheese and romcoms.”
He dramatically coughed into the phone to egrote his way out of the big PowerPoint presentation that day.
He went into the interview confident, but soon felt the shivviness of his new briefs and the sweat under his collar.
Adam’s state of uhtceare kept him up the night before the convention, as he worried whether his cosplay would make the grade.

Re: My new word

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 16:06
by Dreamweaver
Occhiolism
My occhiolism shows me my life, my experiences, my thoughts, however vast or narrow they may be in the end, will always be limited.

22 more weird ones here-
https://earthlymission.com/23-emotions- ... t-explain/

Re: My new word

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 16:25
by Perrorist
No wonder there are so many sad, confused people around.

Re: My new word

Posted: 12 Jan 2020, 15:47
by lynny
Talking of the confused.....

My new word - natome


Thanks Donny :cheers:

Re: My new word

Posted: 12 Jan 2020, 17:57
by Perrorist
I had to look it up. No thanks, Donald.

Re: My new word

Posted: 12 Jan 2020, 20:10
by Dreamweaver
He has made his road to fame.
There is no one as good as he is at inventing words.
He is the greatest!
:roflmao:

Re: My new word

Posted: 16 Jan 2020, 14:18
by Dreamweaver
Kakistocracy

How many countries are kakistocracies now? Is Australia a democracy or a kakistocracy?

Re: My new word

Posted: 16 Jan 2020, 14:22
by Perrorist
Quite a few. The US is obviously one, but we're close behind.

Re: My new word

Posted: 16 Jan 2020, 15:36
by lynny
I'd say Australia is deep in the kakistocracy right now

Re: My new word

Posted: 27 Feb 2020, 15:46
by Dreamweaver
I just came across esquipedalian, a favourite word of Frances Harding. I haven't yet looked it up, am trying to imagine what it means!