Saturday, 28 January 2017

Words I Made Up — The Seventhquel

The following introduction is from the very first 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 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.”

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  • Triptonite: Alien psychedelic mineral capable of making one feel like Superman when ingested.

  • Amock: Behave uncontrollably and disruptively by replicating something or imitating someone.

  • Uniquorn: A legendary horned creature that is unlike any other.

  • Montpelé: A city in southern France known for its love for outstanding Brazilian football players of the 20th century.

  • Cuntry: A nation where everyone is a pussy.

  • Yogyurt: A semisolid fermented food prepared from milk and made by nomads living in tents.

  • Allewd: Suggest, or indirectly call attention to, something crude or sexually offensive.

  • Asstute: Having or showing an ability to accurately assess people based on the size and shape of their buttocks before turning it into one’s advantage.

  • Lacktoes: Someone who’s missing a finger in each of their feet so they consume significant amounts of milk and dairy products in hope they grow back. They are usually not tolerated by their communities.

  • Adeep*: Arab author or scholar who digs further than the rest.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ أديپ: مؤلف أو أكاديمي عميق
*Adeep has a twin brother, Adepth: Someone who is skilled and proficient at digging profoundly deeper than the rest see The Sixquel. However, they were separated at birth, resulting in Adeep being brought up in the Arab world while Adepth was taken to the West. True story, Brah.

“I believe in the magic and authority of words.”
― René Char


Words I Made Up

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