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New words?

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midgey Wed 17-Jul-19 11:40:30

i was listening to the news this morning. What is it with all these words I have never heard before? Rurality, transformational? Am I just an ignoramous and uneducated?

EllanVannin Wed 17-Jul-19 11:50:21

Transformational-----yes, I've heard of that one but as the Rurality one cropped up this morning during the news I thought to myself " that's a new one ".

BBbevan Wed 17-Jul-19 12:32:46

Medaled. As in , she was medaled at the Olympics. Sounds like a bad experience.

MawBroonsback Wed 17-Jul-19 13:05:32

I find it more fun to invent new words (or meanings for existing words such as those in the Uxbridge English Dictionary on I’m Sorry I haven’t a Clue
Procaffeination - not doing anything before you have had a cup of coffee
Kidnap - when your toddler has an afternoon snooze
Lawnmower - a bigger patch of grass than next door’s

sodapop Wed 17-Jul-19 17:28:44

No midgey you are neither of those things. Some people just try to be clever and invent words which really have no meaning e.g. 'medaled'. It's then copied by others who want to feel clever. Very annoying.

BradfordLass72 Thu 18-Jul-19 09:16:43

The Bombardon

We once had a truly amazing bombardon
All padded with vervet which came from Des Moines
It could be quite dangerous, (we kept the guard on)
The rampikes and pronks were all weighted with foins

The edges were colloped with many edmenage
The doors, when they opened, revealed a bezoar
Klipspringers abounded and quite an advantage
Were fifty five cats, a zedonk and a boar.

The things I liked best were perdicular boskets
Which hung from the corners, all covered with flumes
They sparkled with silver, as did the pearl oskets,
Except when the mithridate gave off its fumes.

When father developed a bad diaeresis
He raged in delirium, ‘Sell the darned thing!’
My heart, callithumpian, heard this sad thesis
I even considered a note to the King.

The sad day arrived, the bombardon was taken
A gold ninnyhammer fell, clunk, to the floor
And now in the night when I often awaken
I know I’ll not see my bombardon no more.

Teetime Thu 18-Jul-19 11:13:29

Great poem thank you. flowers

MissAdventure Thu 18-Jul-19 11:28:52