Create a new word

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by wegs, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Languish?

    Speaking in a drawl
     
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  3. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    On a similar vein, ever read the two "Meaning of Liff" books by Douglas Adams?
    Instead of coming up with new words for things we didn't yet have words for, he took existing place names and made up what they mean as words.

    Anyhoo - my word would be

    COMFORTABUBBLE: as in "I'm feeling comfortabubble today!" - when you're happy in your own little world, nothing stressing you, not having to work too hard for the sufficient rewards you're getting, and with no incentive to do anything else.
     
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  5. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    I wish I could like this 100 times lol Friends of mine think I live in a bubble, so this is perfect.

    I like my bubble.

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  7. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    A comfortahubble would be a cosy setup for astronomers.
     
  8. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    So, after they bubblaformed Mars, will Musk'n'them return to marsaform Earth?
     
  9. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    "Hubble bubble, toil and trubble"
    W.S.
     
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  10. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Cinemorphology: When Hollywood takes a perfect good book and turns it into a crap movie.
     
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  11. LaurieAG Registered Senior Member

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    There must be some room for modern mix ups courtesy of social media and the internet.

    Surely para-ganda and propa-noia are just as useful words these days as para-noia and propa-ganda were in the past.

    Para-ganda is fake news and propa-noia is a mental disease caused by the spread of para-ganda.
     
  12. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Then a photomorph would be a faked picture?
     
  13. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I'm just chilling in my comfortabubble today or pulling a Wegs. Maybe pulling a Wegs would be asking "why" is my comfortabubble so comfortable?
     
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  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Finally, some words worth stealing. [Gets busy filing off serial numbers.]
     
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  15. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Propernoia ....when they really are out to get you.
     
  16. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Globalnoia. Everybody is out to get you.
     
  17. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    For relativists propernoia is paranoia in your own time.
     
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  18. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    A new word: Awesomesauce!
     
  19. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Nooooo.
    Don’t like that.
    It gained traction in the UK a while back, along with words like “Amazeballs”, and using “Totes” when people couldn’t be bothered to say the full word “totally” (how lazy can people truly get!?).
    As soon as I hear someone say: “oh, that’s totes amazeballs” I pigeon-holed them as someone to avidly avoid.
    And “awesomesauce” is in that ballpark.
     
  20. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    BASIC = programming languish
     
  21. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    I actually hear people use that and I’m kind of mixed on it lol
     
  22. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    I loathe amazeballs. Ugh. I have a friend who purposely says it around me because he knows it irks me

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  23. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Lol It’s comfortable because only my opinions matter there. When I venture out of my bubble, so many narratives are thrown at me...retreating back to my comfortabubble is my refuge from the storm.

    *cue dramatic music
     
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