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New word Tuesdays

In keeping with my blog addiction I’m adding another “daily to-do”. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep it up but if wit fails me, I’m sure the OED won’t. 38 more words



This ‘word’ didn’t exist until just now. My brain concocted it this morning as I woke. ‘Mellifervescent.’  From the Latin mel, mellis (honey) + -( 278 more words


I can't even tell when I'm on the Internet anymore

I asked the barista in the Starbucks in Target to settle an argument between CJ and me — should it be referred to as “Tarbucks” or “Starget?” 31 more words



Tintinnabulation, a word first coined in 1849 by American poet and author Edgar Allen Poe.  It is a neologism and a portmanteau.  Derived from Latin  148 more words



VernEnglish crept into my mind like a great white’s tail on the surface of the ocean; well it has come from English and Vernacular. Let me tell you how this peculiarity arose in vernacular language of Malayalam spoken by natives of Kerala also known as God’s Own Country. 79 more words


Difference between neologism and protologism


A newly coined word that may be in the process of entering common use, but has not yet been accepted into mainstream language. Neologisms are often directly attributable to a specific person, publication, period, or event. 65 more words


An ode

It’s the peak of a curve
f’’(x) < 0
It’s a limit, a term, and the length of a sentence.
It’s a period. 83 more words