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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Jam for writers (sort of) Reply with quote

You know what the English Language needs? More words!! I know, I know, English is already the largest and most descriptive language in the world, thanks in part (okay mostly) to english-speakers' habit of "borrowing" words and phrase from other languages and completely redefining them to their own purposes (i.e. "Otaku"--orig. Japanese(loosely) "crazy foreigner", English "teenage girl who will happily give blowjobs for Pockey and Inuyasha plushies").

So let's continue that tradition by inventing words for difficult-to-encapsulate (or badly termed) concepts in English. Essentially one person will describe a concept (with an explanation as to why it's poorly-define, if it is) and the next person will construct a new word to cover it by using a word or words from a foreign language. Language, case, and tense mixing is okay and encouraged.

Example wrote:
Concept: Labor Contractions--while I'll never experience these (being not a woman) I have every reason to believe that the amount of pain and discomfort involved is well beyond what the term "contraction (the act of reducing size)" is meant to convey.

New Word:Vodifsterben (from Italian, "vostro difetto (your fault)" and German, "Sie sterben (You will die)." The sound most often made by a labor-sufferingmother if the father is in the room.


So to the jam:
Concept: The sympathetic pain all men feel when confronting with another man getting his boys damaged.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Jam for writers (sort of) Reply with quote

Casual Notice wrote:
thanks in part (okay mostly) to english-speakers' habit of "borrowing" words and phrase from other languages


Yeah, right. We "borrowed" words like we "borrowed" the resources of the Commonwealth. Just admit it, we pinched what we felt like having then ran away. Laughing.

Casual Notice wrote:
Concept: The sympathetic pain all men feel when confronting with another man getting his boys damaged.


New word: Bloberguts, from the Norwegian words 'Blåbær' (very roughly pronounced 'blowber'), meaning 'blueberry', and 'gutt', meaning 'boy'.

Next concept: The aggrivation felt when one cannot quite scratch the itch beneath the skin on the bridge of the foot.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that's annoying. My word for that is: lupecosidlo, which is from the Ancient Greek "lupeo"* for annoy, the Welsh for itch which is "cosi" and the Czech for foot which is "chodidlo".

And the new word the next person must invent is for the feeling that you woke up during the night and something happened, but you're not sure if it really did happen or if you dreamt it, because you were more than half asleep at the time it might have happened.

*Actually, it's λυπέω
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocone (sho- cone)
From Irish seachmall (pronounced shock-mal) for Illusion. And Italian Confusione for confusion.

Next, The ability to throw something up and catch it in your mount on the first try.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The word: Maizerity, from "Maize" the source plant of popcorn, which is most used for catching exercises, and "Dexterity" (handiness)

The concept: A character actor that you've seen more often than you're favorite uncle but never learned the name of.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

way to go writers! you surely are doing a great job and you inspired me a lot! very nice! Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ9sCBuVoQA
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyoung wrote:
way to go writers! you surely are doing a great job and you inspired me a lot! very nice! Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ9sCBuVoQA


I think there was already a word for this, it's called SPAM
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beertycoon wrote:
cyoung wrote:
way to go writers! you surely are doing a great job and you inspired me a lot! very nice! Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ9sCBuVoQA


I think there was already a word for this, it's called SPAM


I quite like how polite they were. "you surely are doing a great job!" that's pretty fantastic spam.

Just saying.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just like to say that all of these new words sound like the titles to Aphex Twin songs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decaschaft - meaning - depleted after a loss. Literally "ten man football team"
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rancveren-The distinctive smell of blood in the air

Rancio (Spanish) stale smell, rancid
Veren (Finnish) blood
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

omnibaka

someone who is an idiot in any culture

omni - latin ( all )
baka - japanese ( idiot )


mundalegria


universal joy - opposite of weltschmerz

mundo - spanish ( world )
alegria - portuguese ( joy )

Also sounds like a Europa League Team Smile
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