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Coinage (Invent some new words or phrases!)

  1. Aug 16, 2005 #1

    honestrosewater

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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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  3. Aug 16, 2005 #2

    Pengwuino

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    word salad??? ahahahahaha.... oh man... thats beautiful

    What do the other two words mean?
     
  4. Aug 16, 2005 #3

    honestrosewater

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    I don't know. Break it down.
    gurulation
    guru-l-ation
    (maybe the l is for a more pleasing sound)
    gurulity
    guru-l-ity
    (maybe he just likes l)
     
  5. Aug 16, 2005 #4

    Pengwuino

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    Some sort of pompous guru?

    Gosh, you wont make things simple for me will you >:(
     
  6. Aug 16, 2005 #5

    honestrosewater

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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:)
     
  7. Aug 16, 2005 #6

    honestrosewater

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    Just click the links. You know what -ation does when attached to the end of a word, right?
     
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  8. Aug 16, 2005 #7

    arildno

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    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)
     
  9. Aug 16, 2005 #8

    honestrosewater

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    Oh, c'mon, 'garrulity' isn't a word. :tongue2:

    Tom Mattson had a very nice one -
    mental toilet: a receptacle for word salad.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2005 #9

    arildno

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    Oh, yes it is!
    Quoting from my Penguin Dictionary:

    garrulity: quality of being garrulous.
     
  11. Aug 16, 2005 #10

    honestrosewater

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    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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  12. Aug 16, 2005 #11

    arildno

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    What about talkativeness? Is that a word?
    Chatticity, perhaps? :confused:


    (And yes, I have a dictionary at hand; it is dedicated to Rosalinda, BTW)
     
  13. Aug 16, 2005 #12
    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.
     
  14. Aug 16, 2005 #13
    Word salad

    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
     
  15. Aug 16, 2005 #14
    Beatcha, hitsquad!
     
  16. Aug 16, 2005 #15
    Yeah, well, my post is shinyer than yours.
     
  17. Aug 16, 2005 #16

    honestrosewater

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    Chatticity, yes, that's good. :approve:
    From As You Like It?
     
  18. Aug 16, 2005 #17

    arildno

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    zoobyshoe's verbal cadence is better than yours, though..
     
  19. Aug 16, 2005 #18

    arildno

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    Not quite; as from G.N. Garmonsway's 1964 edition of the Penguin English Dictionary..
     
  20. Aug 16, 2005 #19
    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.
     
  21. Aug 16, 2005 #20

    honestrosewater

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    re: word salad. But this person's mental health was not... nevermind. I see also
     
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