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Postby Tensen01 » 03 Dec 2006, 15:07

Okay, I don't know how exactly invented "ManiPedi" and "Mintoccino" but they must also be working for the cosmetics Industry.

I don't know what the product was but I had the TV on in the background and heard a new word during an infomercial... Cosmesutical...

Can we add that to the list of made-up words whose creators we wish to beat?

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-ManiPedi
-Mintoccino
-Cosmesutical
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Postby diordna » 03 Dec 2006, 16:04

No one had better say "automagic" or "chillax," because I love those words.

I'll try to think of bad ones.
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Postby The Hitman » 03 Dec 2006, 21:36

It's called a 'portmanteau.'
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Postby umbrellaless » 03 Dec 2006, 23:22

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Postby Fumbles » 03 Dec 2006, 23:30

While this is a real word I'm still gonna say it
guesstimate
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Postby Morgan » 03 Dec 2006, 23:35

it annoys the shit out of me that no one uses 'literally' correctly. especially reporters. for fuck sakes, you guys are paid to know english and you don't have a clue...
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Postby The Hitman » 03 Dec 2006, 23:38

How is it used incorrectly?

I make a point of not watching the news or any television, so maybe I'm not up on the current word manglings.
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Postby Tensen01 » 03 Dec 2006, 23:40

I used it in my starting post but didn't think about it...

Infomercial.

And they can be accepted words you just don't think should be
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Postby Graham » 03 Dec 2006, 23:42

He's referring to the use of "literally" in the precise manner that "figuratively" should be used, for emphasis and hyperbole.

Such as "Onlookers had their socks literally knocked off".
Did their socks really actually get removed from their feet? No. Then shut up.

"I literally wet myself I was so excited." Did you? Then shut up.
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Postby The Hitman » 03 Dec 2006, 23:44

I am so shocked at this misappropriation of the English language that I am literally on fire and covered in bees.
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Postby Tensen01 » 03 Dec 2006, 23:45

I hear it Literally all the time
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Postby blackdragontaz » 04 Dec 2006, 10:41

Oh, you have no idea the amount of words our class/group of friends made up during junior high school. One of the words is actually the "container" (word document) for all the other words. We call it The Clabinet (cross of cabinet/closest our teacher said). Most of them are just nonsense we found funny and probably wouldn't make any sense to anybody here but they were hilarious back then.

lol I remembered one I DID hear on TV that was so stupid (though we did use various other forms of the word ourselves). One of the MTV shows, or VH1 I don't remember, I think it was P Diddy's "Real World"-esque show, one of the girls went shopping and bought lots of shoes...she had a SHOE-GASM! Ughh, makes me wanna smack-a-betch!
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Postby Tensen01 » 04 Dec 2006, 10:55

Posted in the Fungi thread: Disorientated
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Postby Kwiksilva » 04 Dec 2006, 12:29

I hate all those celebrity name combos...they drive me insane.

One I like is a real word given a new and stupid meaning...I like it because I use it to piss Myche off....."Steeped" I guess only Canadians will get this one...
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Postby Tank_girl » 04 Dec 2006, 13:08

When i was makeing a Chicken Pot Pie for lunch today i was instructed to check the crust for " doneness"

Is Doneness a word?
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Postby emma » 04 Dec 2006, 13:48

Kwiksilva wrote:I hate all those celebrity name combos...they drive me insane.


There was a great one that Ryan Reynolds wanted for himself and Alanis Morisette. He wanted to be known as "Ryanus."
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Postby emma » 04 Dec 2006, 13:51

I don't know how to quote twice in one message so I'm doing it again:

Fumbles wrote:While this is a real word I'm still gonna say it
guesstimate


That is most certainly NOT a real word.

There is one that most people will disagree with: proactive. That is not a word, and EVERYONE uses it. It just doesn't make sense. You can act, or you can react. You cannot proact. You cannot act before the act because that is still just an act. GAH. That is pretty much my biggest pet peeve EVER. (Literally.)
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Postby The Hitman » 04 Dec 2006, 15:20

Tensen01 wrote:Posted in the Fungi thread: Disorientated


You do realize it's just British usage, right? It's not actually incorrect.
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Postby Misty » 05 Dec 2006, 00:38

I just made this one up, and it's the best ever.

"LRRite" (pronounced lur-ight)
- a fan of the site LoadingReadyRun

This should be our new title. I'm totally going to go around to my friends and ask them if they want to be a LRRite. xD
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Postby Fumbles » 05 Dec 2006, 02:10

3mm4 wrote:
Fumbles wrote:While this is a real word I'm still gonna say it
guesstimate


That is most certainly NOT a real word.


no guesstimate is in the oxford dictionary

also what the hell is wrong with disorientated? Just because you damn Americans can't speak english.
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Postby emma » 05 Dec 2006, 07:15

Bling is in the oxford dictionary.

That doesn't make it right.
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Postby dark_realm » 05 Dec 2006, 08:15

Zomgowned (pronounced: Zo-my-gomed) - i heard it in a youtube video recently when looking for wii stuff!
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Postby JesterJ. » 06 Dec 2006, 01:45

Bootylicious is in the dictionary...shows how much they know :roll:

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Postby The Hitman » 06 Dec 2006, 01:54

Fuck you, that word is awesome.
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Postby The Hitman » 06 Dec 2006, 01:55

Whoever invented that should be given a fucking medal and a million dollars.
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