New words to live by: “Tantrumony”

Time, once again, for New words to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. Today’s New Word is created by taking two nouns and creating a new word. In this instance, the new word does not borrow from the names of the old words, but from their definitions.Without further waiting here is the new word: tantrumony.

OLD WORDS
Ego, n. There are several definitions for this word, but the one we are most interested in is: conceit, self-importance, egotism.

Attitude, n. There are several definitions for this word, but the one we are most interested in is: manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind.

NEW WORD
Tantrumony, n. 1) The dysfunctional marriage of ego and attitude. 2) An attitude of extreme self-importance.

A person so showing this condition is called a tantrumonist.

Used in a sentence: Don was the perfect example of “always wrong, but never in doubt.” When challenged on this point, he had a perfect tantrumony, blaming those who challenged him with conspiring to see him fail.

Most recent new word: furture.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under 2018, New words to live by

Photo finish Friday (and haiku): “Flush of Success”

Some signs and portents /

flower in common places /

where norms are ignored.

IMG_6695_toilet 100dpi_6x6_4c

Leave a comment

Filed under 2018, Photo by Beth Booker, Photo Finish Friday, poetry by author

Haiku to you Thursday (and photo): “Summer work”

Summer work anew /

sprouting from seed to flower /

to pollen to bee.

IMG_6694_bumblebee on flower 100dpi_7x7_4c

 

Leave a comment

Filed under 2018, Haiku to You Thursday, photo by David E. Booker, poetry by author

cARtOONSdAY: “aHEAD oF tHE gAME”

Hardly knew him

Leave a comment

July 10, 2018 · 9:22 pm

Photo finish Friday (and haiku): “Loser’s Hand-me-downs”

Women are trouble: /

Men are Loser’s Hand-me-downs; /

Death smiles so sweetly.

IMG_6478_books 100dpi_6x6_4c

Leave a comment

Filed under 2018, photo by David E. Booker, Photo Finish Friday, poetry by author

Haiku to you Thursday (and photo): “Canicular”

Canicular days /

Swinging hard at the Dog Star /

Home run, Sirius.

IMG_6667_baseball 100dpi_6x6_4c

Leave a comment

Filed under 2018, Haiku to You Thursday, poetry by author

Monday morning writing joke: “Fool errand”

There once was a man so wise /

he read a book on disguise. /

And to this very day /

when he wants to slip away /

glasses and a mustache he applies. /

Leave a comment

Filed under 2018, Monday morning writing joke, poetry by author