Saturday, 19 September 2015

Words I Made Up

Since I was a kid I always loved playing with words and coming up with new ones. Whether they were meaningless or as nicknames for my schoolmates, friends, girlfriends, and pets, the creation was something that came naturally to me.

As I matured and really got into language and writing, I found that, apart from the reflections, my thoughts are often invaded by new, single words. Sometimes I wake up with one in my head, such as ‘Jalapeñonated’, for example. Other times, it’s while meditating, showering, reading, or just relaxing.

Knowing that language is beautiful yet elusive and limiting, the trilingual lexophile in me now finds exquisite joy to give the made-up words proper definitions. For perhaps someday they could be used in appropriate situations — even make it to dictionaries and thesauruses. Who knows. Because, when you think about it, someway or another all words are made up. So maybe we should play around with language. 

Without being too wordy, I hereby share with you some of the newborns. Also check the Sequel, Threequel, Fourquel, Fifthquel, and Sixquel if you dig this.

Apabicity: (n.) The state of having the ability, capability, and capacity all at once.

Jalapeñonated: (adj.) Being so assertive and dogmatic in one’s opinions that your face turns red and you start sweating and tearing.

Gladitude: (n.) The outlook or stance of being pleased for being thankful.

Kattle: (n.) A vessel or a pot used by bovine animals to boil liquids and cook food.

Testicalized: (v.) When one sees or hears something that is so lame and silly and boring and annoying all at the same time, which, figuratively, usually entails getting pain in the testicles. (Adapted from the Egyptian Arabic colloquial verb إتبضنت ” - etbadant”)

Trisexual: (n.) A person who is into having sex while riding a three-wheeled bicycle.

Hebdromadaire: (n.) Un chameau qui boit une fois par semaine.  (French)

Birder: (n.) A premeditated killing of a feathered vertebrate.    


MILTTT: (acro.) Mother I’d Like To Talk To.

Porkcelain: (n.) A white vitrified translucent ceramic material made by crafty pigs. 

“The syntactical nature of reality, the real secret of magic, is that the world is made of words. And if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.”
― Terence McKenna


Words I Made Up — The Sequel

Words I Made Up — The Threequel

Words I Made Up — The Fourquel

Words I Made Up — The Fifthquel

Words I Made Up — The Sixquel  

Words I Made Up — The Seventhquel

Words I Made Up — The Eightquel

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