Thursday, 25 February 2016

Words I Made Up — The Sequel

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 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’ from Words I Made Up, for example. Other times, it's while meditating, showering, reading, or just relaxing.

Knowing that language is beautiful yet elusive and limiting, the 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, some way or another all words are made up. So maybe we should play around with language. 

Without being too wordy, I hereby give you the sequel. 

Winterbating: (v) The act of masturbating during the winter season in order to keep warm.

Amoonwalk: (n. or v.) Illusory dance move in Egyptian mythology involving major deities gliding backwards.
Hipponotic: (adj. or n.) Something so entrancing and hypnotizing that it leaves you with a mouth right open, looking like a hippopotamus.

: (v) Being horrified by people named Paul.

: (v) To charm or enchant someone in such a way, they feel as though they are flying in the air like a long-winged, short-legged seabird.

Herbievore: The movie following Herbie Three.

Besturbing: (adj) Causing worrying and anxiety in the most excellent, outstanding way.

Inverstibule: (n) Pièce ou couloir d’entrée par lequel on doit passer en marchant à reculons.  (French)

Maelstrone: (n) Thick vegetable soup of Italian origin containing pasta and a powerful whirlpool. 

“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.”
― Philip K. Dick


Words I Made Up

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

Words I Made Up — The Ninthquel

Words I Made Up — The Tenthquel

Words I Made Up —  The Eleventhquel

Words I Made Up — The Twelfthquel
Words I Made Up — The Thirteenth

Words I Made Up — The Fourteenth   

Words I Made Up — The Fifteenth    

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