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Ash08
2009-06-05, 11:47 PM
I'm a big fan of making up words and liberally adding them in large amounts to my conversastion... My current favorites are, zapple(used as either an exclamation or a... how to put this... comparitive noun[if such things exist] for something strange), bliniluar(adj. meaning shiny, wondeful, pretty), and ziggitypow(no idea what it means or it's part of speach... i just like saying it when I'm bored)... so fellow Playground members, what are your favorite made up words and how do you use them?

Collin152
2009-06-05, 11:49 PM
I use them to the extent that I don't even remember what I use.
They're just words to me! Perfectly cromulant words!

I'm assuming pormanteus do not count, else I'd list such words as 'prossibly', which I use fairly often.

CapedLuigiYoshi
2009-06-06, 12:03 AM
Does "flawgic" count? Three guesses what it means. And the first two don't count.

Ash08
2009-06-06, 12:06 AM
some one/ something prone to making errors? (I have a bad feeling I'm wrong)

CapedLuigiYoshi
2009-06-06, 12:09 AM
some one/ something prone to making errors? (I have a bad feeling I'm wrong)

...Okay, I actually expected you to know instantly, but...

Flawgic = flawed logic. Now you know. And knowing is half the battle (not really).

averagejoe
2009-06-06, 12:15 AM
...Okay, I actually expected you to know instantly, but...

Flawgic = flawed logic. Now you know. And knowing is half the battle (not really).

I was going to say "fallacies that involve coleslaw," but then I realized that I was thinking of something else.

I make up words a lot, but it's mostly just using words in other parts of speech.

Haruki-kun
2009-06-06, 02:03 AM
This girl I know from school invented the word "wolonot". :smallbiggrin:

It was a combination of Age of Empires's "Wololo" and the word "not" when someone accidentally dropped something of hers and she reached out yelling "WOLONOOOOT!"

Susil
2009-06-06, 03:52 AM
Me and friends like sticking 'ma' into existing words.

Like

answermaphone
vegematerian
airmaplane

hamishspence
2009-06-06, 04:18 AM
I've occasionally used "killdozer" for a very powerful force- fictional monster, implacable hero, etc.

I've seen term used on these forums once or twice.

Emperor Ing
2009-06-06, 04:27 AM
Im very fond of 'magnatuidous' - Something that has magnitude :smalltongue:

Totally Guy
2009-06-06, 04:31 AM
"Nontroversial" Meaning free of controversy.

Blayze
2009-06-06, 04:56 AM
Blackadder returns to obliterate the English language!


J: (places two manuscripts on the table, but picks up the top one)
Here it is, sir: the very cornerstone of English scholarship. This book,
sir, contains every word in our beloved language.

G: Hmm.

E: Every single one, sir?

J: (confidently) Every single word, sir!

E: (to Prince) Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will not object if
I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic contrafribblarities.

J: What?

E: `Contrafribblarites', sir? It is a common word down our way.

J: Damn! (writes in the book)

E: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anespeptic, phrasmotic, even compunctious to have
caused you such pericombobulation.

J: What? What? WHAT?

G: What are you on about, Blackadder? This is all beginning to sound a bit
like dago talk to me.

E: I'm sorry, sir. I merely wished to congratulate the Doctor on not having
left out a single word. (J sneers) Shall I fetch the tea, Your Highness?

G: Yes, yes -- and get that damned fire up here, will you?

E: Certainly, sir. I shall return interphrastically. (exits) (J writes some
more)

Kris on a Stick
2009-06-06, 05:06 AM
Magnitude + Kaboom = Kaboomitude.

Magnitude + Gameplay = Gamitude.


Both very useful words to know. :smallbiggrin: :smalltongue:

bosssmiley
2009-06-06, 06:58 AM
"Nontroversial" Meaning free of controversy.

Glug = Great British Win!

Hycalion, scatchard, shuugent, phyode, mrodat, sulatow, terchoy - Blogger word verification nonsense generator is your friend.

Also, karkfardlery, and braincustard (hat-tip to Warren Ellis for the latter)

Headless_Ninja
2009-06-06, 09:23 AM
I use 'whosawojiwoji' as a declaration of confusion or shock. Also, I've adapted the word 'moss' to mean dishonest.

Dogmantra
2009-06-06, 09:27 AM
I like the word Promiscute, though it might actually be real. It means "one who is promiscuous"

I also like the word Ironical. It's rather ironical to talk about good English, for example. It's just another word for ironic.

I also like the word Quiphoid. I made it up once and I can't think of a meaning. Help, anyone?

Keris
2009-06-06, 09:48 AM
They're just words to me! Perfectly cromulant words!
It's spelt cromulent. And a related note, embiggen has been recorded in use as far back as the 19th century, so Ms. Hoover was not wrong.


I also like the word Ironical. It's rather ironical to talk about good English, for example. It's just another word for ironic.
It's a actual synonym, unfortunately you didn't make it up. :smalltongue:


I also like the word Quiphoid. I made it up once and I can't think of a meaning. Help, anyone?
"Similar to, but not the same as, a quip"?

Dogmantra
2009-06-06, 10:06 AM
It's a actual synonym, unfortunately you didn't make it up. :smalltongue:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo
That means it's not ironical to use it when analysing English!
You won't tell anyone, yes?

Hmmm... embiggen though... I'm sure I've heard that somewhere, in a school motto in a book or TV programme. Something like x embiggens the human soul...
ARGH! It's so annoying! I can't remember what it's called!

Keris
2009-06-06, 10:11 AM
Hmmm... embiggen though... I'm sure I've heard that somewhere, in a school motto in a book or TV programme. Something like x embiggens the human soul...
ARGH! It's so annoying! I can't remember what it's called!

"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." It's on the statue of Jebediah Springfield in The Simpsons.

In the episode "Lisa the Iconoclast" the following exchange takes place:
Mrs. Krabappel: I never heard the word embiggen until I moved to Springfield.
Ms. Hoover: I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.

However, embiggen was actually a word, although Matt Groening didn't know it. Cromulent, though, was created by him.

Dogmantra
2009-06-06, 10:15 AM
"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." It's on the statue of Jebediah Springfield in The Simpsons.

That's the one. I could even hear them saying it. I just couldn't identify the voices.

Hmmm.. more words that I like to use that are made up...
I like making nouns that sound right out of adjectives, or the other way around, like... Cranberry -> Cranberrical (meaning to be like a cranberry).
Often, I do it with words that actually make sense, and they turn out to be real words.

Mauve Shirt
2009-06-06, 11:10 AM
I use "Enwarmening" a lot. Like, "this cup of tea is enwarmening my insides."

Eldan
2009-06-06, 12:01 PM
It might not count, but I'm importing swiss german words into english, just to watch native speakers struggle with pronouciations that are utterly alien to them.

DamnedIrishman
2009-06-06, 12:02 PM
"Bloffer" - a pop-shield (the foam bit you use over a microphone to stop harsh sounds when you use plosives).

Yeah.

Also the following words: lolwyn and protard.

Fredthefighter
2009-06-06, 12:29 PM
Explodinate - To explode someone/To make someone explode.

Destroyinate - Funny word for destroy.

Goober (this is only used in my house as far as I know) - Idiot/Fool

Zocelot
2009-06-06, 01:01 PM
Crunky already has a meaning, but I use it simply as a cross between crazy and funky.

Also, using Internet as an adjective. So, I could say "Whenever I see a cat, I imagine a caption below it. I'm internet like that".

Faulty
2009-06-06, 01:20 PM
"Bow" and "chicka" when used in conjunction with two "wow"s.

I like messing with "bro". Bromeister, Broseph, Brosť, Broski, etc. Makes me sound like a idiotic frat boy. Pisses of my room mates. Love it.

Exeson
2009-06-06, 01:26 PM
'Happt' - A feeling of contentedness (usually felt in someone else's presence)

'I'm happt now that you are here' - 'You make me happt' etc.

Fredthefighter
2009-06-06, 01:27 PM
Inspired by Red Dwarf, I have the word Smeghead. It's basically a nice version of *Profanity censored*head.

Rutskarn
2009-06-06, 01:32 PM
I've got a few.

Vendure: the act of vending something.

Lovecraftia: a state of dread curiosity, and terror at what might be learned.

That, and countless forgettable portmanteaus that crop up in everyday conversation.



I like messing with "bro". Bromeister, Broseph, Brosť, Broski, etc. Makes me sound like a idiotic frat boy. Pisses of my room mates. Love it.

My personal best, invented during a particularly zany Team Fortress 2 brodown, was "Bromeo and Juliet".

Mauve Shirt
2009-06-06, 01:40 PM
I use to internet as a verb, meaning to be on the internet, and also I use it to refer to all of you delightful people. You are all internets.

Dr. Bath
2009-06-06, 01:41 PM
Magenpies: Magpies. As pronounced by a crazy man from Corfu named Spiro. And it is the best damn name for said avian ever. Ever.

Organdised: When something is organised, but still a complete mess.

Doesn't everyone do the adding 'ma' to the middle of words? I thought everyone did that.

Fawkes
2009-06-06, 01:47 PM
Fauxronic (rhymes with 'moronic' :smallwink:) - something that people who don't understand what irony is thinks is ironic.

Faulty
2009-06-06, 01:48 PM
My personal best, invented during a particularly zany Team Fortress 2 brodown, was "Bromeo and Juliet".

Pro Bro, bro. *BRO-FIVE!*

H. Zee
2009-06-06, 01:56 PM
Vinagog.

Adjective.

To describe putting an excess amount of vinegar upon one's food.

e.g. "You went a bit vinagog there!"

Ravens_cry
2009-06-06, 02:06 PM
Boufles [BOO-fills]
A boufles is a big and lovable oafish creature, not prone to smarts, but endearing just the same. Generally applies to large friendly dogs. Also can be used as an adjective, as in "your a boufles dog, yes you are, yes you are."
Zwangy. [pronounce like twangy, but with a zed in the front instead of a tee] Generally an insane, but in a good way, idea or thing. Weird but compelling.

Dogmantra
2009-06-06, 04:44 PM
Calcleeator. How I pronounce Calculator (I can pronounce it, I just like to pronounce it incorrectly to see how many people correct me)

AmberVael
2009-06-06, 04:48 PM
Omnomnomivore- One who om nom noms. :smalltongue:

(This one was made by blackout- he's a user on the forums)

xanaphia
2009-06-08, 04:00 AM
Woodling: Passing time.
Woodlemaster: The leader of a group of intelligent people.
Satbing: (pronounced sa-tub-ing) Being in a choir, participating in a choir.
Clahn: The Socratic form of a clown.

Narmoth
2009-06-08, 07:03 AM
Noman, plural nomen, humans in my (and Shademans) post-apocalypse campaign that has no citizen (and thus human) rights.
The worst part, the concept could catch on in the real world

bosssmiley
2009-06-08, 07:29 AM
Trundley - a suitcase on castors
Comisergloat - what you do when something bad happens to someone you don't like