It is the first or second weekend of the month and time, once again, for a new word 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 a compounding of word and a suffix two words. Without further waiting, awkwapella is the new word for this month.
awkward, adj. 1. Missing social graces or manners. 2. Caused by a lack of social grace. [Editor’s note: There are other definitions for awkward, but these are the two best applicable to the new word.]
a cappella, adv., adj.. without instrument accompaniment.
awkwapella, adj. an unplanned and often awkward activity that suddenly casts full and unwanted attention on you.
For example, doing something embarrassing in front of others, especially your peers, co-workers, or friends that gets you attention from everybody in the immediate area. Maybe you have a noticeable laugh, which you try to hide by only laughing when everybody laughs, but then once you keep laughing after everybody else has stopped. Or maybe you start laughing at something, believing others will join you, but they never do.