I make up words. Just a thing I do.
It’s practically a pastime. Scott joins me in the fun as he is well versed in the game of word play, although he claims that I’m the Yogi Berra of word invention in this family. While my words are often a combination of two real words, sometimes they’re fresh out of the box or a minor adaptation to something else. Just like with tripulation (hopefully an obvious play on the word tribulation). I was the first person to internetedly claim the word tripulation. I know this, because like with my other linguistic creations, I check online before and then again after they go public. You see, I’m a zealous woarder (a word hoarder). But with 7 billion people on the planet, I can hardly expect to be the only person with a uniquely original or uniquinal idea, which is why there are now several “tripulations” out there in the googleweb.
I’m so habituated to my pretend words that sometimes I confuse them with real words. This becomes problematic only when I’m supposed to sound intelligent and instead use something I made up in lieu of something real while conversing, like when I’m public speaking, for instance. Otherwise, it’s a blast and this particular skillset can be adapted to work wonders in songs with incomprehensible lyrics. As Jimi Hendrix so eloquently put it, “Scuse me, while I kiss this guy” or Elton John’s “Hold me closer Tony Danza” or Manfred Mann’s “Wrapped up like a douche another rumor in the night, The gal n’ I peed and crashed to the ground.”
So, imagine my delight when I created the word Photograblogger. It happened only a week ago as I was preparing my brand new cards. I wanted to relay the craft title of a person who is equal parts photographer and blogger.
Much to my chagrin, someone already uses the word photograblogger and said person has a blog, albeit dated, called The Photograblog. Quel bummer. I suppose for my next batch of cards, I will have to refer to myself as someone who practices Photograblogography or is a Photograblographer. That’s workable, right? Scott suggested that I review Vietnamese noodle soup in an upcoming blog, which would make me a Pho-blogratographer. He’s my fun guy not my fungi.
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Back (10 different photos on the backs)
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Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way.
Don’t gobblefunk around with words.
~Roald Dahl, The BFG
What words have you created lately?
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