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"One Gram Short " Is 14-Keret Gold

You humans do love to create new words. Neologisms have been favored by role models from Pauly “The Ocean” Shore to Justin “Swag” Bieber to Jake from Adventure Time. 270 more words

Good Ideas

And the winner of the 2014 word of the year is...

Oxford Dictionaries has decided ‘vape‘ is the word of the year, succeeding selfie.

My favourite was the 2012 winner omnishambles.

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Wordo - SunWinks! November 16, 2014: Making It Up

A wordo is a weirdo
As the word implies
A lexigeek, if you wish

Coining words is his obsession
Coinawordricity, he might say
In a word he’s a wordnerd… 74 more words

Poetry

Lazy Lizard - SunWinks! November 16, 2014: Making It Up

Blue tongue lizard
Lazing in the sun
Motionless for hours
Until the day is done

Teach me please
About your lizardry
To be more like you… 24 more words

Poetry

I read it front to cover

This terrific mixed idiom was heard on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.  Musician Jimmy Vivino was discussing his development in learning to arrange music and mentioned a book on orchestration that a teacher had given him that he read in its entirety.   83 more words

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Joy of new words - absenteenism - when your teenagers are never home!

A fellow “new word maker-up-erer” who has become a friend sent me a word she made up to describe here teenager who is never home – absenteenism. 474 more words