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smudges's avatar

Does anyone else make up words and use them?

Asked by smudges (743points) 1 month ago

Like ‘muchly’, as in, “I love you muchly!”

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kritiper's avatar

My neighbor does. He calls a trampoline a “tramp.”
When shooting skeet or trap, the targets are called pigeons, or clay pigeons, or clays. My neighbor thinks skeet and trap are the same thing so he calls the pigeons “skeets.”

stanleybmanly's avatar

When I was much younger. Words like “beautimous”.

cookieman's avatar

I have been sure I’ve made up cool words in the past. They pop into my head, I use them, I’m happy with myself.

Then, I find out it’s actually a Yiddish word and I remember that a little old Jewish lady lives in my head, quietly feeding me fun words.

I’m a schmuck.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Actually, muchly is in the Merriam-Webster dictionary listed as an adverb that isn’t often used. It was used frequently centuries ago but fell out of favor when much became the preferred term. It now seems to be returning to average use.

smudges's avatar

@LadyMarissa I had no idea. Cool!

snowberry's avatar

We regularly invent new words at our house. I’m pretty good at keeping a straight face while telling a joke, and I tried out one of my invented diseases on a new doctor. I was so convincing I had him looking it up on Google.

I had a lot of fun, but eventually my conscience got the better of me and I let him in on the joke.

doyendroll's avatar

Syntactic sophistry so suchly sophisticate that it’s muchly misprized as merely my neologismic morgasm.

LadyMarissa's avatar

The young granddaughter of my Mother’s friend always used the word beautimous when she found something extremely pretty. My Mother & I often threw that word around over the years simply because it sounded so cute coming out of the mouth of a 2 year old!!!

SEKA's avatar

“Mostest” is my muchly

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