I think we should formally recognize the ability of proposals to generate entirely new words. I suggest we recognize a new science and call it ‘Newordology’ – n, The science of creating and using words that previously did not exist. Often consists of corrupting a word, changing the spelling, misapplying a word, combining two or more words.
‘Clumbersome’. adj. Combining clumsy and cumbersome. To be both clumsy and cumbersome.
‘Aforegoing’ – adj. Combining ‘fore mentioned’ and forego. Means to mention and then immediately dismiss.
I know Jon has seen a fair number of newly coined (not to be confused with minted) words. And I’ve sure many of you reading these entries have a few of your own….and I’d enjoy to hear them.