One of the things I love about English is that it keeps evolving. Each year we get a couple of new words that become so well used that they end up in the dictionary.
Here are a couple I’ve come up with (sadly, they haven’t been dictionaried):
Insulpliment: an insult masquerading as a compliment.
Homoaning: complaining about the price of real estate.
Reducement: a price reduction to induce you to buy.
Now it’s your turn. If they’ve come from somewhere else (eg The Washington Post), please include a link. My favourite Washington Post neologism is osteopornosis – a degenerate disease.
One word I’m particularly keen to create is a name for a man who dislikes women. Misogyny is too harsh. Cath from chunkychooky suggested “woman intolerant” or “woman unfriendly” which I think are great. Lissy got her nerd on and went Latin with “mulier sperno” (woman spurning). I love it, but can we convince the masses? There’s also femiphobia, but it doesn’t feel quite right. What do you think?
Update: It’s boob Friday, where the word of the day is “busticate”… knock yourselves out (with boobs).
Update: Plus, there’s vagingo and vajoke.