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G. S. Carnivals
11-14-2008, 11:15 PM
Because it did not exist, it was necessary to create it. As a corollary: I think, therefore I grope for a word...

Do you have a word that you just had to make up? If so, please provide the word class and a definition. Using the word in a sentence would be helpful and theoretically entertaining.


An example:

smurflage. Noun. The state of diminished or endwarfed merriment; tinyblues. A sense of trepidation and smurflage descended upon me as I approached the edge of the dark forest. (As an adjective): The surroundings of the forest were smurflageous, making me think of mushrooms growing into smallish living beings until I was blue in the face.

Bleak&Icy
11-15-2008, 01:43 AM
Phil,

One summer when I was a boy the petrol stations in Australia sold little rubber smurfs, quite similar to the little Snoopy dogs that were also popular at the time. Whenever I was in the car with my parents I would pester them until they stopped and I would demand they buy me a smurf (or two). I wonder what happened to my collection... Dreamy was my favourite, followed by Poet and Painter. I detested Hefty with a passion, I loathed Handy, and I looked upon the blonde dame with grave suspicion.

Just out of interest, who are your favourite smurfs, Ligottians?

Daisy
11-15-2008, 02:14 AM
I looked upon the blonde dame with grave suspicion.

Poor, outnumbered Smurfette! She was the only lass in the entire mushroom patch, or whatever that fungous burg was called. Have pity, Matthew!

My favorite, without question, was Papa Smurf, with his godlike beard and red cap!


New entry:

gargamel, verb. To set out, with malice, to destroy something that should, by all rights, be destroyed. As in, "If I'd had my way, I would have gargamelled the set of the remake of The Fog."

:D

Bleak&Icy
11-15-2008, 02:37 AM
I looked upon the blonde dame with grave suspicion.

Poor, outnumbered Smurfette! She was the only lass in the entire mushroom patch, or whatever that fungous burg was called. Have pity, Matthew!


From Wiki: "Smurfette is one of three female Smurfs in the village - but she was the first. Smurfette has more delicate features than the other Smurfs, with long wavy hair, longer eyelashes, and she wears a white dress and white high heels. She is the love interest of almost every Smurf, excluding Papa Smurf. Smurfette was originally created by Gargamel to destroy the Smurfs. Papa Smurf's magic changed her nature (and her hair color)."

No wonder you like Papa Smurf. He was the only decent man in the village!

Daisy
11-15-2008, 02:59 AM
Another one:

smurfetish, noun. The unwholesome preoccupation, common among children of the 80s, with wee blue trolls in white trousers.

:D

Bleak&Icy
11-15-2008, 03:08 AM
http://www.blueimps.com/images/photos/RegularSmurfs/20045_artist_var1a.jpg

There is a website devoted to this "unwholesome preoccupation"! Visit http://www.blueimps.com (http://www.blueimps.com/)

Bleak&Icy
11-15-2008, 04:26 AM
For Phil, an apology of sorts for hijacking your thread. Clown Smurf!

http://www.blueimps.com/images/photos/RegularSmurfs/20033_clown_var2a.jpg

Odalisque
11-15-2008, 11:00 AM
I was going to post to this thread, but finding it full of clown Smurfs, I've changed my mind. :eek::mad::mad::mad::eek::mad::eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek:

candy
11-15-2008, 02:19 PM
I think the name of this thread needs to be changed lol!!

I can't believe you didn't like Hefty!!! He was always so helpful and the only smurf with enough muscles to lift anything. lol He was the boy smurf that the other girl smurfs liked. :)

G. S. Carnivals
11-15-2008, 04:33 PM
dipsomusement. Noun. Any form of inebriated thinking; a drunken act of creation, usually for the purpose of one's own entertainment. Much of what G. S. Carnivals writes qualifies as dipsomusement.

Nemonymous
11-15-2008, 06:27 PM
dipsomusement. Noun. Any form of inebriated thinking; a drunken act of creation, usually for the purpose of one's own entertainment. Much of what G. S. Carnivals writes qualifies as dipsomusement.

I presume the coining of smurfetish was as a result of dipsomusement!

Nemonymous adj. (coined 2001): More anonymous than anonymous; adopted as Nemonymity into a literary movement often considered to be half absurd, half serious.

G. S. Carnivals
11-15-2008, 06:48 PM
dipsomusement. Noun. Any form of inebriated thinking; a drunken act of creation, usually for the purpose of one's own entertainment. Much of what G. S. Carnivals writes qualifies as dipsomusement.

I presume the coining of smurfetish was as a result of dipsomusement!

Nemonymous adj. (coined 2001): More anonymous than anonymous; adopted as Nemonymity into a literary movement often considered to be half absurd, half serious.
Smurfetish was Daisy's neologism. I can't vouch for her sobriety. I was about 2.75 sheets to the wind when I conceived smurflage, though.

G. S. Carnivals
11-15-2008, 06:52 PM
I was going to post to this thread, but finding it full of clown Smurfs, I've changed my mind. :eek::mad::mad::mad::eek::mad::eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek:
nullpunter. Noun. One who refuses to compete or play along; a forfeiter. Nigel the nullpunter, sensing certain defeat and the imminent dinner bell, picked up all of his marbles and ran home.

Bleak&Icy
11-16-2008, 01:53 AM
Smurfetishists Nemonymous: an informal meeting of adults who share an unwholesome preoccupation with impish blue figurines. Unlike similar meetings which promote abstinence and prescribe a spiritual course of action in order to overcome addiction, SN provides a safe environment in which members may indulge in their obsessions without ridicule or fear of persecution. Bring Your Own Booze. Light refreshments are provided.

[This post was conceived while its author was dipsomusing :drunk:]

Daisy
11-16-2008, 05:07 PM
Smurfetishists Nemonymous: an informal meeting of adults who share an unwholesome preoccupation with impish blue figurines. Unlike similar meetings which promote abstinence and prescribe a spiritual course of action in order to overcome addiction, SN provides a safe environment in which members may indulge in their obsessions without ridicule or fear of persecution. Bring Your Own Booze. Light refreshments are provided.

[This post was conceived while its author was dipsomusing :drunk:]

"Bring Your Own Booze." :D, :D, and :D! Just thought of a new entry for the ol' lexicon:

byobulous, adjective. Potted; crocked; faced, as the result of bringing one's own booze. Not to be confused with "bibulous," though a word from the same basket. As in, "Phil can't vouch for Daisy's sobriety, and with good reason, given her overall byobulousness on any given night."

Jezetha
11-16-2008, 06:41 PM
Just two words - nilpinter for a teetotaler like me and smurfolatry for the behaviour on display here...

Odalisque
11-17-2008, 10:38 AM
My work is full of neologisms -- sometimes because there just doesn't seem to be a word for the meaning I intend to convey. Amongst those with which I feel pleased is Pollygogger a word repeatedly used in my novel Odalisque.

A Pollygogger is a person who steals slaves -- usually enslaved persons from rich or powerful families -- to sell to their families, friends or enemies. (Pollygoggers often dispose of the slaves they steal through an intermediary known as a head broker.)

The word sprang fully formed into my mind. It was only subsequently that the etymology revealed itself. Polly is a term for an enslaved person from a rich or powerful family. The significance is an ornamental caged bird, originally a parrot. Pollies, in the slave sense, are contrasted with spoggies (=sparrows) meaning slaves from humble origins. Gogger stems from goggle in the sense of a verb to look. Hence a pollygogger is one who goggles pollies -- or looks for enslaved persons from rich or powerful families.

G. S. Carnivals
12-10-2008, 09:53 PM
neweirdo. Noun. A neologist driven beyond reason by compulsion. The neweirdo spoke a language only he could comprehend.

Nemonymous
12-11-2008, 04:39 AM
neweirdo. Noun. A neologist driven beyond reason by compulsion. The neweirdo spoke a language only he could comprehend.

Excellent!

Today is a bad neweirdo day for me. So I can't match it.

'Silence' is not a neologism but it is a new language where there are so many words (new and old) that you are spoilt for choice and can't decide which ones to use.

G. S. Carnivals
12-11-2008, 06:26 AM
Today is a bad neweirdo day for me. So I can't match it.

'Silence' is not a neologism but it is a new language where there are so many words (new and old) that you are spoilt for choice and can't decide which ones to use.
voidorator. Noun. One who is stymied by proper word choice in conversation or composition; a thesaurophobe. Alvin wished to ask Margo out for a date, but was tongue-tied by voidoration.

Odalisque
12-16-2008, 08:32 AM
I used the word postliness in an email to Mr Lewis today -- I think that it may be a neologism. The definition is: the vagaries of the mail service. It's context in the email was I sent your letter yesterday, but (with seasonal postliness) it has probably yet to arrive... My feeling is that the word contains a tip of the hat to ghostliness. In a seasonal tale, Ebenezer Scrooge might start by receiving his mail late... I am the post of Christmas past and all that... :drunk:

Jezetha
12-16-2008, 10:46 AM
I used the word postliness in an email to Mr Lewis today -- I think that it may be a neologism. The definition is: the vagaries of the mail service. It's context in the email was I sent your letter yesterday, but (with seasonal postliness) it has probably yet to arrive... My feeling is that the word contains a tip of the hat to ghostliness. In a seasonal tale, Ebenezer Scrooge might start by receiving his mail late... I am the post of Christmas past and all that... :drunk:


Postliness is next to Ghostliness...

bendk
12-16-2008, 01:00 PM
Postliness reminds me of Aickman's story "Letters to the Postman." The latter part of that story is amazing.

Odalisque
12-28-2008, 09:07 AM
I used a word today which I think might be a neologism:

Leopardest meaning (of a banana) "the one most beset with black spots".

It is common useage, in this house at least, that leopard banana is the term for a banana with black spots. Selecting a banana to eat today, I looked for the one most beset by black spots (and therefore the one most needing to be eaten quickly). Doing so, I said to myself (without thinking about it) I wonder which of these is the leopardest?

It seemed a sufficiently useful word to pass on to others. :)

G. S. Carnivals
12-28-2008, 12:42 PM
"Leopardest" is most appealing... ;)

Spotbowserfido2
12-28-2008, 02:21 PM
"the one most beset with black spots".
Uncanny! This is a close approximation of my given name in Swedish! Three wags of the tail, Mr. Jeffery! :cool:

Nemonymous
08-11-2010, 10:23 AM
I've been spring-cleaning my blogs from over the last seven years.
And came across this one relevant to this thread.

'Nemonymous' as accepted neologism?
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[URL="http://hyperstition.abstractdynamics.org/archives/010426.html"]http://hyperstition.abstractdynamics.org/archives/010426.html (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/nemonymous_as_accepted_neologism.htm#)

I notice above review of COLLAPSE IV mentions:
the nemonymous horror of Ligotti’s fiction

???
I think that is the first general use of that word since I invented it in 2001.






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1 (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/nemonymous_as_accepted_neologism.htm#1). Weirdmonger (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/console/profile/popup/?i=58341) left... Saturday, 14 June 2008 11:34 am

http://files.blog-city.com/profiles/341/58341.jpg (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/console/profile/popup/?i=58341)BTW, I discovered the following John Fowles quote in 2002 after I had used the word 'nemonymous' in 2001 (when, incidentally, there were no Google hits for the word 'nemonymous' at all):
"The nemo is an evolutionary force, as necessary as the ego. The ego is certainty, what I am; the nemo is potentiality, what I am not. But instead of utilizing the nemo as we would utilize any other force, we allow ourselves to be terrified by it, as primitive man was terrified by lightning. We run screaming from this mysterious shape in the middle of our town, even though the real terror is not in itself, but in our terror at it." -- John Fowles 1964 (from 'The Necessity of Nemo' in 'The Aristos') The quote was then printed in Nemonymous Four (Glass Onion).


2 (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/nemonymous_as_accepted_neologism.htm#2). Weirdmonger (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/console/profile/popup/?i=58341) left... Saturday, 14 June 2008 2:45 pm

http://files.blog-city.com/profiles/341/58341.jpg (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/console/profile/popup/?i=58341)It is hard to get away from intentional and biographical speculation etc when reading fiction. And it is of course an honest pleasure thus to speculate.
Whether it is a duty, though, as opposed to a pleasure, is something I've always questioned since I studied Stylistics in the Sixties. I think this evolved - without me really noticing - into me starting the 'Nemonymous' publicatons. And pretentiously banging on about Nemonymity etc. But it's an interesting journey. An experiment in fallacy. But also a belief I find myself believing.
Also 'The Intentional Fallacy' (I.F.) seems to underpin the fiction I find myself enjoying like that of Elizabeth Bowen, Ligotti, Lovecraft, Aickman - not only encouraging me to read it in a certain critical way in the light of I.F. as a literary theory, but also appreciating I.F. itself as PART of the fiction, as a theme in its subject-matter stylistically as well as 'plot'ically. I.F. is a Cosmic Horror in itself as well as other forms of stylistic horror, linguistic 'aloneness'...


3 (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/nemonymous_as_accepted_neologism.htm#3). Weirdmonger (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/console/profile/popup/?i=58341) left... Sunday, 15 June 2008 8:59 am :: http://blog.urbanomic.com/cyclon/archive (http://blog.urbanomic.com/cyclon/archives/2008/06/the_weird_is_th.html)
http://files.blog-city.com/profiles/341/58341.jpg (http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/console/profile/popup/?i=58341)At above link there is another interesting article: "The Horror of Something: commentaries on the littered universe and the weird"

Spotbowserfido2
09-02-2010, 10:20 PM
Aficionafido. Noun.One who is dedicated to that which concerns dogs; a canine expert. The hungover aficionafido wisely consumed the hair of the dog.

G. S. Carnivals
03-16-2012, 02:45 PM
biblionaught. Noun. One who hoards unread books. Instead of reading, the biblionaught created Quirk Classics.