Made Up Words – Intriguing or Cringe Making..?


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Made up words are a delight most of the time, some we use oblivious of their origins as they have been in common usage for centuries. However, others recently added to the dictionary have us shaking our heads. In the links below we have Banana Republic, Beatnik, Bedazzled, Catch-22, Debunk and more.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/19/top-10-words-invented-writers-authorisms

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/Jun/17/authors-invented-words-used-every-day-cojones-meme-nerd

What ‘new’ words make you cringe?

Which words are your favorite from the lists above?

Have you ever made up a word for a novel?

I make up names most often, for example my novella is called The Rython Kingdom. The word Rython is a completely new word. I wanted a word that would intrigue and reflect the mythology/fantasy element of the narrative.

Examples –

Chick lit  – Books, usually featuring female characters, written by women on contemporary themes and issues that appeal more to women than to men.

Chillaxing – Blend of chilling and relaxing. Taking a break from stressful activities to rest or relax.

Blook – A blend of book and blog: a book written by a blogger

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Today’s prompt – why not share one of your made up words and why you created it OR make one up and its definition.

 

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