Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Coinism: "Eyeshot"

June used a coinism at dinner last night that pleased me. She described something as being within "eyeshot".In bogo-lingua-arithmetic, that would be something like:
eyeshot = eyesight + earshot
I love it.2

1 Her sister, as siblings are wont to do, tried to give her grief for her non-standardism, but I shut that down — English is silly putty: stretch it and mold it and use it and abuse it as needs and whims dictate.

2 I suppose the inverse would be "earsight", which doesn't work so well.

1 comment:

  1. Good one. I also like "viewshed."