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Words That Don’t Exist, But Should

December 5, 2008

Here are some words I like that don’t actually occur in the English language. As a language professional, I really shouldn’t use them. But I do, I have recently, and I will continue to do so.

  • Ridinkulous: My new favourite. “The special effects in the new Indiana Jones movie are ridinkulous.”
  • Craptastic: Veering toward overuse, but still apt in many cases. “The special effects in the new Indiana Jones movie are craptastic.”
  • Suckness: The poor quality of something. “The special effects in the new Indiana Jones movie are full of suckness.”
  • Quantum of Suckness: The amount of said poor quality: “The special effects in the new Indiana Jones movie reach an epic quantum of suckness.”
  • What The Fuckness: The presence of a certain quality that makes you stop and say “Uh, what the fuck?” “I came out of the new Indiana Jones movie with a new sense of What The Fuckness.” (Note: Despite its interrogative nature, this does not take a question mark unless it is being asked: “Did you notice any What The Fuckness?”)
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3 comments

  1. Here’s one out of the bluegrass world: “Squwanked.”

    As in “He squwanked me out of thirty bones.”

    Translation: “He cheated me out of thirty dollars.”

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  2. And in the irony department, quantum actually means the smallest amount of something possible.


  3. Duh. Me knew that, and forgot. Me some language professional!



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