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The new words thread

  1. Apr 19, 2013 #1
    This thread has two objectives, to enrich the English language wit a lot of new words and "generate traffic" for PF (see this thread.)

    I start:

    Decaninetion (noun) To make an area free of dogs. I'm decanineted: my dog has died.
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2013 #2

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    You had already started in your introduction. Although 'wit' is an English word, I've never seen it used in that context before. :tongue:

    I would like to borrow from your language to enrich ours; stopptoofrumfloppen. (That's how you say "bra" in Dutch, right?)
     
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  4. Apr 19, 2013 #3
    Do they have to be new words, as in words that have been recently created? Or 'new' as in new to most people who hear them?
     
  5. Apr 19, 2013 #4

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    I took it to mean that we should make them up.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2013 #5
    Almost, that would be 'bustehouder', but close. Nicely done

    The idea is that you google your new word first to find no result and then just create it. Something like:

    A Prohypafa (noun) is a procedural hyperlinked patch to facilitate disk fragmentation whilst reflecting boolean broadband servicing. And it can bark too.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2013 #6
    I have never ever heard somebody say "bustehouder"... Maybe it's a netherlands thing...
     
  8. Apr 19, 2013 #7
    Google is your friend: Bustehouder

    Busterholder (noun) a police officer who manages to capture a crook, whilst in the act of crime.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2013 #8
    Of course I know the word. I'm just saying I've never heard anybody say bustehouder when they refer to a bra. Even wikipedia takes the abbreviation instead of the full word :biggrin:
     
  10. Apr 19, 2013 #9
    Did you try a youtube search with the word?

    Bustguard or Bustguardian (noun) A watchman who has to make sure that everybody gets drunk?
     
  11. Apr 19, 2013 #10
    Since you enjoy that so much, I refrained from correcting the typo, maybe it attracks typo-squatters

    Come on all, we can do better: see how easy it is:

    bust-typology: the refutation of the Briggs Meyers type indicators.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2013 #11

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    Thanks. Doing so would have made my response look pretty stupid.
    I'm going to be a limited participant in this, because the idea of using a search engine takes all of the fun out of it for me. Going purely by the sound of a word or linguistic associations is what gets my amusement factor percolating. I'll certainly continue to hang out here, but I'm just going to post things as they occur to me and you can Google them yourselves if you want to.
    It's a good idea for a thread.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2013 #12
    Thanks, Danger

    Fosethimocleco : Forget (the) search engine: think monitor cleaning from coffee.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2013 #13

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    :rofl:

    Blastironed.*





    *Damned straight...
     
  15. Apr 20, 2013 #14
    :approve: That's the idea. Anyway

    Croldsourcing is the conduct of actively encouraging old experienced people to diagnose your problems and discuss them in an open exchange of information known as glastnost. pro deo of course. Advisory agencies are mucho expensive.

    Hey, the thread isn't always funny.
     
  16. Apr 20, 2013 #15
    The last new word that made the post show up in google was "stopptoofrumfloppen" None of the later posts have shown up for me yet.

    Maybe that this is the result of the move?
     
  17. Apr 20, 2013 #16

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    Some Google script could have noticed that this page generates a lot of words not present anywhere else.

    Googlexclusion is the effect that google did not include the latest new words here in their search engine any more.
     
  18. Apr 20, 2013 #17
    gah! I had it when we get Googlexclused!
     
  19. Apr 20, 2013 #18

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    Is that a modification of Googlexcluded? :tongue2:
     
  20. Apr 21, 2013 #19
    The words are showing up now. Maybe there are several types of crawlers, the newsseekers which are fast but go only skin deep and the deep spiders who go deeper but take a lot more time.

    Pandaphobia the fear to be hit by google panda changes.
     
  21. Apr 27, 2013 #20
    Notice that this thread was active from 19-21 April

    Here is the Alexa score:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22026080/Alexa-21-apr.jpg [Broken]
     
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  22. Apr 27, 2013 #21

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    This thread has 488 hits - completely negligible. Looks like Pandaphobia, Googlexclusion and so on are not frequent searches.
     
  23. Apr 27, 2013 #22
    This reminds me of Indonesian. In that language there is a very regular system to convert any word to a noun, verb, or abstract noun.

    My word is a real word, indefatigable. The British had a battleship with that name. I think it should refer to an area of the body with persistent cellulite.
     
  24. Apr 27, 2013 #23
    The idea is that some hits are from google spiderbots, who may analyse the content and may decide to upgrade PF in the google searche engine, with as a result more hits for other threads in PF.
     
  25. Apr 27, 2013 #24

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    Why should google improve the site ranking, if the site has obscure words? That would just improve the rating of pages with bad spelling, lolcat texts and similar sites without proper english.
     
  26. Apr 27, 2013 #25

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    :rofl:
     
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