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New words to live by: “Awesomocity”

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 combing an adjective and a noun. Without further waiting, Awesomocity.

OLD WORDS
Awesome, adj. 1. Inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear. 2. Exhibiting or marked by awe.

Velocity, n. 1. Swiftness, speed, rapidity of motion. 2. Mechanics. The rate of change of position of a body in a specified direction.

NEW WORD
Awesomocity, n. The speed and direction with which your awesomeness becomes known to others.

His awesomocity was so fast and complete, it was almost impossible to tell where it began and where it ended. It seemed to be instantaneous: everywhere and all at once.

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New words to live by: “Falsetto light”

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 combing sound and light. Without further waiting, Falsetto light.

OLD WORDS
Falsetto, n. 1) an unnaturally or artificially high-pitched voice or register, especially in a man. 2) a person, especially a man, who sings with such a voice.

Light, n. 1) something that makes things visible or affords illumination: all colors depend on light.
2) Physics.
1. electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 700 nm and propagated at a speed of 186,282 mi./sec (299,972 km/sec), considered variously as a wave, corpuscular, or quantum phenomenon.
2. a similar form of radiant energy that does not affect the retina, as ultraviolet or infrared rays.

NEW WORD
Falsetto light, n. 1) an unnaturally or artificially high-pitched light or focus shining obsessively on something trivial, unimportant, or misdirected at the expense of losing focus on more important. For example, focusing on missing car keys while the car is being stolen. 2) To loudly trumpet or lay claim to an accomplishment you had little to do with and have little right to claim.

In a sentence: By using falsetto light, the candidate was able to make the press the issue instead of the questions the press was asking that the candidate was not answering.

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New words to live by: “Spam fat”

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 combing a sound and a noun. Without further waiting, Spam fat.

OLD WORDS
Spam, v. Original a noun meant to name a food product consisting mostly of pork and formed into a block, in the digital/computer age it became a verb meaning to inundate people with unwanted e-mails, text messages, possibly even kitten photos.

Fat, n. That adipose material that shows up on your body when and where you least want, often, but not exclusively, around the fall and winter holidays.

NEW WORD
Spam fat, n. 1. That adipose material that shows up too often and too quickly because you are being inundated with too many goodies in too short a space of time. 2. Too many e-mails in too short of time offering you last-minute gifts to buy, parties to attend, and photos of parties to which you didn’t attend or weren’t invited. This also includes post-holiday spam fat offering you ways to lose those “extra holiday pounds.”

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New words to live by: “Cackle pants”

It is 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 combing a sound and a noun. Without further waiting, Cackle pants.

OLD WORDS
Cackle, v. 1. To chatter noisily; prattle. 2. Laugh in a broken, shrill manner. 3. To utter a broken, shrill sound or cry, like a hen.

Pants, n. A loose- (or sometime tight-) fitting garment for the lower part of the body with leg portions that usually reach the ankle.

NEW WORD
Cackle pants, n. 1. The sound of slightly stiff new pants, particularly wool, worn for the first time. Sometimes accompanied by static electricity sparks. 2. Somebody who has noisy flatulence. Don’t mind, Uncle Bob, he’s a bit ripe, but that’s because he’s a cackle pants. 3. A politician or person seeking public office who speaks in platitudes, generalities, banalities, conspiracies, circular or empty rhetoric. Sometimes demeaning and often predicting dire consequences if not elected.

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New words to live by: “Freeman’s palate”

It is 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 might be considered a portmanteau word. It is created by combing a proper man and a noun. Without further waiting, Freeman palate.

OLD WORDS
Freeman, n. 1. Proper name.

palate, n. 1. Roof of the mouth (both hard and soft palate), separating the oral cavity from nasal cavity. 2. A sense of taste. 3. Mental appreciation, aesthetic or intellectual taste

NEW WORD
Freeman’s palate, n. 1. To be out at a restaurant and want what your lunch or dinner partner ordered once it has arrived over what you have ordered. It comes from Mark Freeman often hearing that from his lunch partner. That is, “Yours looks good. I should have ordered that instead of what I ordered.”

2. Can also be used in an aesthetic or intellectual sense as well. (“If he only had Freeman’s palate, he would have chosen a better dinner companion.”)

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New words to live by: “Sniglet”

It is 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 a compounding of sniggle an obsolete form of snicker and the suffix -let, meaning a small version of, such as booklet being a small book.

OLD WORD
There is no old word, unless you count sniggle, an obsolete form of snicker, meaning to laugh is a half-suppressed, usually indecorous way. Snicker can be both a verb and a noun.

NEW WORD
Sniglet, n. any word coined for something that has no specific name. In short, any of the words in New words to live by.

Sniglet was first coined in the 1980s and has been around since then.

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New words to live by: “Utteration”

It is 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 a compounding of two nouns into a new word. Without further waiting, utteration (utter + iteration) and its verb form utterate are the new words for this month.

OLD WORDS
Utter, v. 1. To give audible expression to; speak or pronounce. 2. To express oneself with voice or in written / printed form, especially in words. 3. To make publicly known.

Iteration, n. 1. The act of repeating; a repetition. 2. A repetition with a minor variation.

NEW WORDS
Utteration, n. 1. To utter over and over and over again the same words or phrase or sound, especially as if saying them makes them appear to be true.

Utterate, v. The act of uttering over and over and over again the same words or phrase or sound, especially as if saying them makes them appear to be true.

Example:
A certain U.S. presidential candidate who utterates he’s going to build a wall along the Mexican border and is going to make the Mexicans pay for it, and that the wall will keep undocumented immigrants out of the United States. And because he is, a judge of Mexican decent can’t officiate at a trial that involves one of the candidate’s many failed enterprises.

[Editor’s note: yes, this example is the same as last month’s, showing that such utterations are hyprocrassy.]

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