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MY YEAR OF NEW WORDS, part 1

\We love words. Some are short and sharp, like “cut” or “kick.” Some of are confusing, like “citation” (is it good or bad?) and “ogle” (is it AHgle or OHgle or UHgle). Some roll smiling off our tongues, like “Kalamazoo” … Continue reading

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Non-words for December

We made it. Here are the Non-words for December. Thanks Bobby Arellano, Brian Wagner and Leroy Fulwiler. There’s more non-word fun to come, including some non-words that didn’t make it. So stay tuned. peasle, v. to object to every new … Continue reading

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Non-words for November

Here are the Non-Words for November. One more month to go. Thanks to Becky Bartlett for cudgedit and to David Brown for the idea behind chronosomnia. hensive, adj. able to be grasped or held, metaphorically or physically. 1 Nov uningratiate, … Continue reading

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Non-Word for October

Here you go…the non-words for October, with thanks to Robert Arellano, Jeremy Speer and Terry Rivas. hoardery, n. a large space (room, garage, basement, storage unit) where one stores presumed collectibles. 1 Oct domify, v. to build houses, with the … Continue reading

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Non-words for September

Here are September’s Non-Words, with thanks to Mary Williams, Heidi Dalgarno, Robert Arellano, the late Wilkins-O’Reilly Zinn, and William della Santina. There are a couple of bonus words in the definitions too, like spoonerize and illiteral. (Illiterally should mean not … Continue reading

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Non-Words for August

Here are the Non-Words for August. I’ve made it through month eight, which included at the beginning a vacation to the Idaho desert and at the end five days with a fever. Thanks to Jennifer Marcellus, Rebecca Ann Bartlett, Lesley … Continue reading

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Non-Words for July

Here are the non-words for July, with thanks to Lucia Hadella, Mary Williams, Jennifer Marcellus, Max Perry and Cat Ott for their contributions. Among other things this month, I learned that dastard and libate were actual words and playhem was … Continue reading

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Non-words for June

ruinison, n. any instance of harmony in which individuals or machine parts act in concert with a disastrous result. 1 Jun grieflection, n. thoughts on the life of a passing friend or loved one, and on your life too (suggested … Continue reading

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Non-words for May

Here are the non-words for May and today we begin month six! And thanks to Leroy Fulwiler, Kim D C Harper and Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn for their non-word contributions. As you know—or maybe don’t—I try to curate the non-words by looking … Continue reading

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April’s Non-words

Here are the Non-words for April. fooledscape (also pronounced foolscape), n. those who are taken in on the first of April, literally a landscape of the fooled. 1 Apr miksyezpit, v. to play a prank on someone (based on the … Continue reading

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