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The Invented Words Thread
Topic Started: Feb 2 2013, 03:45 PM (4,641 Views)
CJ
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The place to post any words that you've invented :P .

Here are two of my recent ones:

rascist [rash-ist]
noun
1. A person who believes in both racism and fascism
adjective
2. Of or like rascists or rascism

aburrito [ab-uh-ree-toh]
noun
A tortilla folded over a bland-tasting filling.

Do you have any of your own?
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Kessie [KESS-e]
noun
A nickname for any of the species of kestrels, including American and Common.

Shouldie [SHOAL-dee]
noun
A nickname for the Red-shouldered Hawk.
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Pretzmel
noun
A pretzel covered in caramel.
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Those sound tasty. I'm hungry now :P !
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Derpstrom
noun
Someone who isn't overly bright.

Thunderclap shutdown
noun
When a business closes down without giving anyone sufficient notice.

balimbonk
verb
to hit someone with a starfruit, real or fake, by any means

kuyashii-desk
noun
a headdesk out of frustration
Etymology: a play on "kuyashii-desu!" (It is frustrating) in Japanese.
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My favourite of those is the last one. Maybe I'll have to start using it too :P !
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Hipster mathematics
noun
Any mathematical discipline whose practitioners refer to areas of mathematics outside their chosen discipline as "mainstream mathematics". (Examples include logic, set theory, etc.)

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Another one:

yolotard [yoh-loh-tahrd]
noun
A person who uses 'YOLO' as an excuse to behave irresponsibly.
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And another one :P .

Zeroth-world problem
noun
A problem that is considered too trivial even to merit the title of "first-world problem".
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pwnhawk [pohn-hork]
noun
A person who craves and advocates for "pwnage" of their opponents, but is not interested in civilized discussion or debate with said opponents.

(It's meant as a play on "warhawk".)
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Bakamono-audé [Ba-ka-mo-no, aw-day]

Verb
To refer to an audience as stupid or idiots

Words taken from Japanese Bakamono meaning Idiots
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I didn't invent this one, but I did see someone else using it on Facebook:

Coddy [cod-ee]
adjective
Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Call of Duty franchise.
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metacomparison [met-uh-kuhm-par-uh-suhn]
noun
Comparison of comparisons.

We have quite a lot of price comparison sites for car insurance - and I invented the phrase "metacomparison sites" to describe the people who are comparing the comparison sites :P .
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Here's one I came up with in a theological discussion.

podospherotheist /'po.də.ˌsfɜ.ɹə.ˌθi.jɪst/ (POH-duh-sfer-ruh-thee-ist)

n.

1. One who worships a football sport and/or its player(s) as if it were a deity.
2. One who pays too much attention to a football sport.

Related terms: podospherotheistic, antipodospherotheist(ic), Americopodospherotheist(ic)

podospherotheism /'po.də.ˌsfɜ.ɹə.ˌθi.jɪz.m/ (POH-duh-sfer-ruh-thee-iz-uhm)

1. the worship of a football sport and/or its player(s) as if it were a deity.

You'd have to suspect that some people in Europe, South America, and Africa are podospherotheists. :P
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Indeed :P . As someone who doesn't really follow football, I can see why it's popular - but I do think some people pay a bit too much attention to it.
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Not an invented word, but a new sense of a word.

run interference

v.

1. To back off of the person driving in front of oneself and take traffic pressure off of them, putting it onto oneself. (Aside: in my case, this is usually done with student drivers.)

Now this is sort of an invented word.

Tuckering or Malcolm Tuckering

Etymology: see my avatar. :P (Malcolm Tucker from "The Thick of It" and "In The Loop")

n.

1. An extremely intense verbal lambasting; industrial-grade verbal abuse involving copious amounts of profanity and a raised voice.

Synonym: "bollocking."
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omnibomb

n.

1. (shipping jargon) a cargo container that has to be emptied entirely by hand, with no help from a clamp, electric pallet jack, or forklift.

v.

1. (shipping jargon) to empty an entire cargo container by hand.

Etymology: omni- (from Latin "omnis" all) + handbomb (shipping jargon for removing any amount of cargo from a container by hand)
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pseudopurist [soo-doh-pyoor-ist]
noun
One who maintains that an item must be kept free from diluting or adulterating influences, but whose perception of the 'pure' form of that item is something that either only came into existence recently (i.e. pseudopurists are perfectly happy with adulterating influences from the more distant past), or never existed to begin with.

(To give an example, a lot of Formula 1 fans appear to be pseudopurists, of the latter variety.)
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firstbatchitis [furst-bat-chahy-tis]
noun

Problems with products that occur in the first batch to be shipped.
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reductio ad nascarium
noun

An attempt to discredit an aspect of Formula One by comparing it to a similar aspect of NASCAR.

I see too many Formula One pseudopurists (see two posts above) doing this. If they explained what negative impact the similar feature in NASCAR has had on that series, they might have a legitimate point - but instead, they just say "This exists in NASCAR, therefore it shouldn't be in F1", and leave it at that.
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fauxtobomb

n. a pose resembling that of a photobomb, intentionally made by the person who organised/took the photo. In other words, a false photobomb.

(This intentional pun actually cracked a friend of mine up since she was in said photo :P )
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Loudite [loud-ahyt]

A person who believe that Formula One should return to using older, technologically obsolete engines (in particular, the V10 engines used until 2005), purely because they were louder than the current breed of hybrid engines.

(They want loud engines, and they remind me of Luddites, so yeah :P )
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Jimerick [jim-er-ik]
noun

A limerick written by Jimmy.
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Here's an older one.

chopsueyitis /tʃɑp.su.i.'jaj.təs/ (chop-soo-ee-EYE-tis)

n. The uncontrollable urge to flood a shoutbox or IRC channel with lyrics from one's favourite song.

Etymology: "Chop Suey!" by System of a Down, which I did this exact thing with back in the day on another forum.

wait-and-see-millennialist

n. (Christian eschatology) Someone who doesn't want to take a definitive stand on the interpretation of the millennium and Christ's return relative to it as stated in Revelation 20:2-3 (an area of much debate in Evangelical theology) and instead adopts a "wait-and-see" approach

Etymology: By analogy with premillennialist, postmillennialist, amillennialist; meant to rhyme with the first of these :P
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reductio ad nascarium
noun

An attempt to discredit an aspect of Formula One by comparing it to a similar aspect of NASCAR.
And, now I can add:

reductio ad obamacarium
noun

An attempt to discredit a policy or stance on an political issue by comparing it to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as "Obamacare".

Example: Here.

:headdesk:
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diasweatic
/ˌdaj.ə.ˈswɛ.tɪk/ (die-uh-SWE-tick)

n. A substance that increases the production of sweat.
Quote:
 
Vinegar is a diasweatic for some people.

adj. Increasing the production of sweat.

Etymology: Analogy with "diuretic"; the "a" vowel that was deleted in the original Greek in "diuretic" due to the root beginning with a vowel returns; "dia-" means "through" in Greek.
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nomflip /'nɑm.flɪp/ (NAHM-flip)

interjection. An interjection of complete rejection of responsibility for something that has happened, that may or may not be the utterer's fault.

Etymology: Portmanteau of Not my flipping problem. A euphemism of Malcolm Tucker's "nomfup" from The Thick Of It.

tinfoil hat linguistics (more a phrase than a word, but whatever :P )

The suggestion that the consensus view on a particular linguistic phenomenon or language family is due to a conspiracy, e.g. Angela Marcantonio's suggestion that the almost universal acceptance of the Uralic language family's existence (which she and a small number of other professional linguists deny) is due to Turcophobia.
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Ah, yes. I think I remember you talking about the "tinfoil hat linguistics" before in another thread :P .

Has she come out with anything else like that since then?
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I don't think so.
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dystagsic /ˌdɪs.ˈtæg.sɪk/ (diss-TAG-sick)

adj. prone to putting tags on a pallet to be split in the wrong order even though the total number of product on the pallet is correct.

(I am mildly dystagsic :P )

Etymology: By analogy with dyslexic, dyspraxic; the root in both cases is replaced by the English word "tag."
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