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Today’s New “Word” Is Logomisia

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities What if someone who doesn’t like the way in which we make up new words for no reason or change the meaning … Continue reading

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Annoying New Word–Intexticated

New products and new technologies often need new words to describe them, but new technology can also be used as an excuse to create a new word when one is not needed. Intexticated is one such example, which, incredibly, was considered … Continue reading

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Bad Economy–Bad New Words

Whenever I see newly created words, I often think of Sherry’s recently invented word, funfaithful, because her contrived word is at least as good as these new economy words, which were discussed recently on the Oxford University Press USA blog: Funemployed … Continue reading

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Word of the Year–Unfriend

The Oxford English dictionary recently announced its new word of the year for 2009, unfriend. This was no doubt made popular by Facebook, where the act of “friending” and “unfriending” happens all the time. I have wondered about the need of … Continue reading

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