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So, take the most-used word in a state and the most misspelled word and see what happens. For example, for Tennessee is is Chaos is the most misspelled work and Stuff the word used most often. Chaos and Stuff. Well, too much stuff can lead to chaos, and it gets more Kayotic if you can’t spell Kayos. Or California where the most misspelled word is Beautiful and the most-used work is But. Everything is Beautiful in its own way, but not necessarily Butteful. Or Kentucky, where you can be Vary Butteful.
It is the first weekend of the month and time again for a new word to live. 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 merging of two words: quagmire and muffin. Without further chattering trumpmuffin is the new word for this month:
Trump, v. to surpass, outdo, excel.
Muffin, n. small, cup-shaped quick breads made with cornmeal, wheat flour, or something similar and baked in a muffin pan creating a series of cuplike breads. Slang., an “attractive” person. Example:, a stud muffin = attractive male.
Trumpmuffin, n. 1) a person who feels the need to outdo the previous person. Example: tell the biggest fish story. 2) a person who has to get the last word in. 3) a person who has to get the last word in regardless of being right or wrong, and is often wrong. Example: Donald Trump is a trumpmuffin (particularly when you consider his hair) regardless of whether he is right or wrong when he speaks.
Use in a sentence: “Don is such a trumpmuffin,” Gail said, getting in the last word in her group of friends.
It is the first weekend of the month and time again for a new word to live. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but should be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. The new word for March is awfulizer. This is a combination of the wore awful and the suffix “-izer” or sometimes “-iser,” as in someone who makes something happen. For example, a compromiser is some who makes compromises.
awful, n. 1. unpleasant, extremely bad; ugly. 2. terrible; dreadful; inspiring fear.
It can also mean inspiring awe, as in awful majesty of the ocean or solemn reverence, but in those cases most people tend toward the word awesome.
In this case, an awfulizer is someone inspiring fear, dreadfulness, and can be extremely unpleasant to be around. Maybe a haiku can help illustrate the new word’s meaning.
catastrophizes all things,
her coworkers said.
Anyway owning a smart cell(ular) (tele)phone with a front facing camera (And what self-respecting, self-involved dummy DOESN’T have one?) can engage in selfie-ism. Just pose, point, and click. Upload to your Facebook page, your blog, your Pinterest spot, your Twitter account, and anywhere else your digital self resides.
Personally, I am disappointed.
With all the work I have done to promote such new words as obsurd (obscure and absurd), face tedious (where you spend so much time on social media, commenting and in other ways inserting yourself, you become face tedious. Certainly, too many selfies can make that happen.), flib, and elastation just to name a few, why the judges lowered themselves to consider works like twerk and selfie is beyond me.
I can only surmise that their selection was some knee jerk reaction.
In honor of that, here is my selfie. My knee selfie. Take that, Oxford English Dictionary.The reason I have not been blogging as much recently is because I recently had knee surgery. I had six holes cut into my knee and fifteen to twenty alien bodies removed. I assure you, they were not from outer space nor in this country illegally. To recover I am supposed to apply ice to swollen area and lay down with my knee elevated above my heart as much as possible.
It’s a little hard to blog from a supine position. Additionally (though math is not my strong suit at this time), some of the medication I am taking renders me time and space challenged. Therefore and henceforth, to wit from this knee jerking wit, you will probably be reading fewer entries from me for a while.
But look on the bright side (or brighter side as the case may be), at least I won’t be out anywhere twerking. With a knee that swollen, I am not even able to shake a leg, let alone anything else.
The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and buy a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.