Brilliant Words You Didn’t Know You Needed


So fun! Please add my inventions: *nrtml*, which is an acronym of “not relevant to my life,” which is used as an adjective, especially when dumping unwanted items, people, mail, email. Also, *anticipitacious,” which is also an adjective, describing that delicious state of anticipation mixed with eagerness and anxiety in equal parts, such as what one feels when one is awaiting the arrival of a blind date.

I used to teach writing/Freshman Comp to undergraduates and used lexicalization for extra credit as a monthly fun romp. My favorite student-created word: “cinegoo,” which perfectly captures the noun form of the gunk that we step on and through when walking through a movie theatre after a show has just ended.

Great post from Nicholas Rossis!

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Photo: Daniel Dalton / BuzzFeed / unsplash.com / Via urbandictionary.com

Continuing on the subject of words, you may have heard me say now and again how I marvel at the beauty and flexibility of the English language.

So why aren’t these beauties found on BuzzFeed part of our everyday conversations already?

Errorist
(n) Someone who repeatedly makes mistakes, or is always wrong

Carcolepsy
(n) A condition where a passenger falls asleep as soon as the car starts moving

Textpectation
(n) The anticipation felt when waiting for a response to a text

Bedgasm
(n) The feeling of euphoria experienced when climbing into bed at the end of a very long day

Nonversation
(n) A completely worthless conversation

Destinasia
(n) When by the time you have reached your destination, you have forgotten why you were going there in the first place

Cellfish
(n) An individual so caught up on their cell phone that…

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