Create a new word

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  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Wagner's Flying Dutchman, which many of us know from Bugs Bunny cartoons.
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    The Wegs turtling back to the comfortabubble.
     
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  5. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    In a program called QI one of the comedians overheard a conversation where one person said LOL (as a word) instead of laughing

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  7. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Ran across this word, we’re not the only ones trying to invent new ones.

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    “Edutaining”

    Definition - When something is both educational and entertaining.

    In a sentence: “Sciforums is edutaining, especially the humor thread.”
     
  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    "Edutainment" has been around for quite a while - closely related to "infomercial".
     
  9. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Huh. Interesting, it’s new to me. Idk if I like it or not, or if I’d use it. Hmm.
     
  10. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I'd go with "not"

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  11. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Infotainment is another common portmanteau, subtly different to edutainment in that there’s no real effort to educate, just to inform.
    Which does rather beg the question of what the difference is between “educate” and “inform”....

    Some other words I’ve come across... so no credit to me unfortunately:

    Ambitchous... when your ambition turns you into a bitch
    Destinesia... ever gone to a certain room in the house but when you get there you can’t quite remember why?
    Beerboarding... interrogating a friend while plying them with beer
    Nonversation... those pointless and worthless conversations you have with acquaintances
    Cellfish... being inconsiderate to others by always talking on your mobile
    Errorist... someone who deliberately makes errors to annoy people
    Addictionary... the growing list of made-up words
    Bellignorant... talking aggressively about something you don’t actually know anything about
    Jobfuscate... the art of making your job appear far more complex and difficult than it actually is


    I also have a t-shirt with the dictionary entry for Testiculating... making expressive gestures while talking bollox.
     
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  12. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Brilliant,all

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    As for the difference between education and information ,it is "horses to water",no?
     
  13. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    “Ambitchous” and “cellfish”

    Those are perfect lol
     
  14. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    I have a bunch. Equanimity - Passive to hell
    hope - faith in life
    Respect as a obligation
    temptation - commons between responders
    gnosis - all knowledge, certainty, wisdom etc in a single thing
     
  15. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Um, so, which of those words are supposed to be new?
     
  16. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    There old words with new definitions.
     
  17. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Hope is a good word.

    So back to inventing new words...

    Cubliclean - when your office cubicle is clean

    Interestimated - don’t underestimate my interest

    Friendearing - when a friend is too endearing for words

    friendurance - when your friendship is strong, nothing can break it!
     
  18. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Always been my GOTO languish.
     
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  19. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Cravenge - when you crave revenge lol
     
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  20. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Dullema - that crucial choice between two equally boring alternatives
     
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  21. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Looove this lol
     
  22. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Dullema - double bowel flush out to really get rid of those toxins

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  23. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Dullathon: prolonged meetings, get-togethers, "epic" movies, work schmoozing events, anything that goes way past the point where suicide is the only option.
     

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