Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Auto-logo-coin-itry

I like it. By the power vested in me by My Overblown Sense of Importance, I proclaim this Make-Up-Your-Own-Word Week.

Why kowtow to the dictates of His Imperial Highness Merriam or Herr Fuhrer Webster? Throw off your shackles and be free! You say it's a word? That's good enough for me. Whazzit mean? You decide. Don't know what that thing on that thing with the other thing is called? Make it up. It's already got a name—something with a "t"—but you just can't quite remember? Eff 'em. Make another. Hyphens, low-phens, any kind of -phens; prefixes, suffixes, intra-fixes, exo-fixes—smash it all together. It's all fair game. Who needs The Best Word in the Whole Wide World? (You heard me, Mr. Saucy-pants.) Down with patriarchal imperial hierarchies. Up with the jumbled detritus of our over-heated brains. It's democratational!*

Whatchya got?

* Apologies. I got a all dander-fied and perhaps a touch ker-fluffed. I think I need to take a walk.

7 comments:

  1. Fristanikater : an integral part of a usually mechanical device

    Maranitan : a more complex and subtle part of a mechanical device that functions in mysterious conjunction with a Fristanikater

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  2. Mandy9:14 AM

    squee-spelt endeared:
    when your nine month old daughter sneezes while eating and in doing so gleefully projects butternut squash into your unfortunately yawning mouth.

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  3. Eesh! That's enough to set your fristanikater goblonky all day.

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  4. Ferbo: a fabric that ambiguously straddles the synthetic-natural.

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  5. Anonymous12:51 AM

    In the event that your fornutator begins to smarge, we recommend that you combliterate the forns and flunner the beffers (don't forget to de-clorgify the spligs, as they will have accumulated glord).

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  6. Good advice. That happened to me the other day at work.

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  7. Bringing the Make-Up-Your-Own-Word blog up to date, here's Jon Stewart's great MUYOW from last week-end's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear: the Perpetual Panic CONFLICTINATOR.

    YAHOO-YOW 4 the MUYOW!

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