Coinage (Invent some new words or phrases!)

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russ watters' word salad (a meaningless string of words; worse than nonsense) and arildno's gurulity and gurulation have me wondering what other jewels PFers can crank out. Share your inventions.
 

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word salad? ahahahahaha... oh man... that's beautiful

What do the other two words mean?
 
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Pengwuino said:
word salad? ahahahahaha... oh man... that's beautiful

What do the other two words mean?
I don't know. Break it down.
gurulation
http://www.answers.com/guru&r=67 [Broken]
(maybe the l is for a more pleasing sound)
gurulity
guru-l-http://www.answers.com/-ity [Broken]
(maybe he just likes l)
 
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Some sort of pompous guru?

Gosh, you won't make things simple for me will you >:(
 
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I have a lame one that I wasn't going to post, but...

spoilish: when the milk just begins to smell as if it's starting to spoil but isn't bad enough to throw out, I say it's spoilish. (spoil-ish, Pengwuino :wink:)
 
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Pengwuino said:
Some sort of pompous guru?

Gosh, you won't make things simple for me will you >:(
Just click the links. You know what -ation does when attached to the end of a word, right?
 
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honestrosewater said:
I don't know. Break it down.
gurulation
http://www.answers.com/guru&r=67 [Broken]
(maybe the l is for a more pleasing sound)
gurulity
guru-l-http://www.answers.com/-ity [Broken]
(maybe he just likes l)
gurulity: the attitude or mental state out of which the postures, gestures and behaviours of the guru flows out naturally.
(That it has a certain affinity to garrulity was intended)
 
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arildno said:
(That it has a certain affinity to garrulity was intended)
Oh, c'mon, 'garrulity' isn't a word. :tongue2:

Tom Mattson had a very nice one -
mental toilet: a receptacle for word salad.
 
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honestrosewater said:
Oh, c'mon, 'garrulity' isn't a word. :tongue2:
Oh, yes it is!
Quoting from my Penguin Dictionary:

garrulity: quality of being garrulous.
 
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arildno said:
Oh, yes it is!
Quoting from my Penguin Dictionary:

garrulity: quality of being garrulous.
Yeah, well my dictionary says it means 'loquaciousness', but I don't think that's a word either. Harrumph. :tongue2:

(Do you keep a dictionary within reach? I do that - just wondering.)
 
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honestrosewater said:
Yeah, well my dictionary says it means 'loquaciousness', but I don't think that's a word either. Harrumph. :tongue2:

(Do you keep a dictionary within reach? I do that - just wondering.)
What about talkativeness? Is that a word?
Chatticity, perhaps? :confused:


(And yes, I have a dictionary at hand; it is dedicated to Rosalinda, BTW)
 
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honestrosewater said:
russ watters' word salad (a meaningless string of words; worse than nonsense)
I hate to be the one to have to debunk this, but Russ didn't create the term "word salad". It has been used in the psychiatric community for years to describe the speech of some schizophrenics, and was taken from there as the title of an album by some rock group way back before the invention of the CD.
 
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Word salad

honestrosewater said:
russ watters' word salad (a meaningless string of words; worse than nonsense)
Word salad is not a neologism. It is in my unabridged dictionary. It is a decades-old term used to describe the verbal output of schizophrenics.

google.com/search?q=%22word+salad%22+schizophrenic
 
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Beatcha, hitsquad!
 
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Yeah, well, my post is shinyer than yours.
 
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arildno said:
What about talkativeness? Is that a word?
Chatticity, perhaps? :confused:
Chatticity, yes, that's good. :approve:
(And yes, I have a dictionary at hand; it is dedicated to Rosalinda, BTW)
From As You Like It?
 
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Yeah, well, my post is shinyer than yours.
zoobyshoe's verbal cadence is better than yours, though..
 
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honestrosewater said:
From As You Like It?
Not quite; as from G.N. Garmonsway's 1964 edition of the Penguin English Dictionary..
 
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arildno said:
zoobyshoe's verbal cadence is better than yours, though..
That's true. I didn't even notice that at first. If Zoobyshoe's post is sung to the tune of AC-DC's Back in Black it fits perfectly.
 
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re: word salad. But this person's mental health was not... nevermind. I see also
Word salad is a term used to describe methods that senders of e-mail spam use to elude filtering.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_salad
 
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That's true. I didn't even notice that at first. If Zoobyshoe's post is sung to the tune of AC-DC's Back in Black it fits perfectly.
Arildno notices all that stuff.
 
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Ah, I found it! I thought that phrase sounded somewhat familiar (after you guys pointed out that it was old), but I didn't think that I heard it in connection with schizophrenia - it was Wernicke's aphasia.
 
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honestrosewater said:
I thought that phrase sounded somewhat familiar (after you guys pointed out that it was old)
This indicates that you are highly suggestible. Interesting.

You are feeling sleepy.

http://www.photonetwork.co.za/Photographers/emwe/Sleepy%20lioness%20peeking%20Kgalagadi.jpg [Broken]
 
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She was cute..
 
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:zzz: (People used to call me Stealth Kitty, so that kind of works.)

I can't find anything about this Rosalinda person having something to do with G.N. Garmonsway's 1964 edition of the Penguin English Dictionary. :confused:
 
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honestrosewater said:
:zzz: (People used to call me Stealth Kitty, so that kind of works.)

I can't find anything about this Rosalinda person having something to do with G.N. Garmonsway's 1964 edition of the Penguin English Dictionary. :confused:
How strange; I'm sitting with it right now, and the Preface is dated in 1964, and I find no other date contradicting this..
A mystery..

(It is the paperback edition..)
 
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...irretardless. Used mostly when arguing with those that won't concede a fact even after you've soundly proven it to them.
 
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...irretardless. Used mostly when arguing with those that won't concede a fact even after you've soundly proven it to them.
:rofl:
Self-foolification is so annoying..
 
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arildno said:
How strange; I'm sitting with it right now, and the Preface is dated in 1964, and I find no other date contradicting this..
A mystery..

(It is the paperback edition..)
You seriously don't know who this person is? If not, I'll have to keep searching...
 
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honestrosewater said:
You seriously don't know who this person is? If not, I'll have to keep searching...
Could it be his wife?
Rosalinda Garmonsway..
I'll google on that..

Nope, no results on Rosalinda Garmonsway.. :frown:
It might still be the name of his wife, though..
 
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I always liked the word anvillessness from cartoon terminology. It describes the state of being without an anvil :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: .
 
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Anvility-state of being an anvil
 
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GiDdyhead-person too mentally degenerated to stick his head out of the GD section for a significant time period.
 
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I found this on the sig of a person on another forum.

dopeler effect - the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Now for an original coinage :

jabberwackiness - the ability to spew stupid ideas rapidly
 
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Well, I found out that he had a wife but not much else: George Norman Garmonsway (1898-1967), Professor of English Language in the University of London. I'm not giving up on this yet... irretardless.
 

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