¿Cómo se dice? (Is there a word for that?)

Neologisms — or “sniglets,” comic Rich Hall’s neologism for the concept — are words that don’t exist but should.

Examples:

  • Bozone n. The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating.
  • Telecrastination n. The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before answering.

 

I need help getting this one started (gotta have at least two answers to create a poll). Please write ideas in the comments below or e-mail me: terryism@yahoo.com, with the subject line No. 6.

No. 6: THERE OUGHTA BE A WORD FOR:

In other words, Pope Francis, @Pontifex, who pretty much went viral on his first tweet, stands at 475 utterances and 4.75 million followers. He’d have one of the highest … whatever this concept is. Monica Lewinsky’s another one: Her @MonicaLewinsky account has but 13 tweets with a whopping 78,100 followers. (I don’t follow either one of those. My own ratio thingie @terryism stands at press time at 811 tweets, 222 followers. Not too shabby!)

OR, who can give me more suggestions for this one to make things more interesting?

No. 5: THERE OUGHTA BE A WORD FOR:

Any other ideas? Write them in!

Or this one:

No. 4: THERE OUGHTA BE A WORD FOR:

 My own “chewspew” is beating Jon Briggs‘ “collateral-spatteral” — but we need more contenders. Write in your own!

No. 3: THERE OUGHTA BE A WORD FOR:

Ellen Stucker‘s  “fliptility” is ahead, but Pat Walkup‘s “passhole” could catch her! Though, technically, I guess it should be “passholing,” to match the definition, but we’ll give her a pass.

No. 2: THERE OUGHTA BE A WORD FOR:

Faron Stripes Gay‘s answer — “dishstress” — is leading to enter the lexicon (at least among eight people).

No. 1: THERE OUGHTA BE A WORD FOR:

PJ Gumbe‘s creation — “bootfaced” — is deemed brilliant by those surveyed.

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