Word Nerd Confessions: February
Reader’s Digest is a fave to browse while in the numbing hold pattern of doctor office waiting or gym treadmill walking. I came across an article by Bill Bouldon, that cheered my lexiconal heart, one that involved new words that fit the times.
athlelargy: when the call of the recliner wins over the call of treadmill
blamestorming: the process of trying to pinpoint who is the reason for failure
cellfish: that person who make public their private phone conversations to all within listening range
destinesia: when you forget where you were going
ephinot: while it seemed like a bright idea it truly is not
fauxpology: the fake apology
illiteration: the mistaken knowledge of rhetorical devices
metox: taking a break from updating on social media
nonversation: meaningless chatter
pregret: knowing full well the course of action you are about to take is going to one of regret–but do so anyway
*sonergy: the energy that suddenly bursts from within upon seeing the sun after a period of gloomy weather
textpectation: the waiting for a text reply
*uberjoyed: getting a ride with a driver who gets you to your destination with expediency and courtesy
What new words can you think up that fill the bill for our changing times?
Ooh! I like ‘cellfish.’
How about textarded: inability to communicate in any manner besides texting.
Yup—sad but true.
I like your Uberjoyed, that amused me greatly.
Never have experienced Uber but the word and concept amuses me as well.