Neologisms January 20, 2005

My son Christian is making up words, and I’m hoping to get them into wider circulation.

Gauble: n., a bauble of exceptional gaudiness.

Chucklement: n., merriment expressed with uncontrollable chuckling. As in, “He was overcome with chucklement.”

Shrinkle: v., to shrink and wrinkle simultaneously; or, what plastic does in the fire. As in, “Hey, the oven shrinkled my gauble.”

Shaggyish: adj., hairy.

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