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  • Thank you markusloke!! You're a big help!

    June 15, 2015

  • From this installment of Ryan North's Dinosaur Comics. T-Rex's one-word rendition of "for sale: baby shoes, never worn."

    January 6, 2015

  • I met somebody who used this as a gender-neutral term for a significant other. It derives from Spanish novio/novia, meaning "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" respectively—with the gendered suffix removed. It denotes a more casual relationship than the clunky "partner," I think.

    December 17, 2014

  • A nickname my mom gave me upon seeing my egg sweater (see the "Tweets" pane). She's full of weird words like this.

    December 17, 2014

  • Thank you, fbharjo!

    June 22, 2014

  • Lexic.us gives the definition of tane as "one (pronoun)"

    June 21, 2014

  • Exactly What It Says On The Tin.

    June 18, 2014

  • Lexic.us gives me the definition "the day before."

    June 18, 2014

  • T-Rex's nickname for Jonathan Frakes. From Dinosaur Comics.

    June 17, 2014

  • T-Rex's nickname for Patrick Stewart. From Dinosaur Comics.

    June 17, 2014

  • In my dream, this was actually a store for baby clothes, but everyone insisted on calling them "dirndls." Some weird regionalism.

    June 16, 2014

  • In case you can't see it in the "Tweets" pane, the somatilla agarrazas (somas) were a species of rodent not unlike a chinchilla or a guinea pig that I discovered in a dream. They had a formidable bite and an odd fascination with mirrors.

    June 16, 2014

  • Thanks, markusloke. When I was originally making this list, I tried to stay away from words that weren't primarily colors, but I don't think I had a real reason for that. I'll add your suggestions!


    ETA: I don't think i'm going to add colors like camo and neon because those encompass multiple hues. Still, thank you!

    June 12, 2014

  • marianismo!

    May 30, 2014

  • The counterpart of machismo; the spirit of the virgin Mary.

    May 30, 2014

  • Thanks, you two!

    May 29, 2014

  • An adjective I invented for my dog (not the dog responsible for pooplet or beetling). Corruption of hamsome; he's cute and smells of ham.

    May 28, 2014

  • This is what I'm naming my first-born daughter.

    May 15, 2014

  • Check the "Tweets" pane for my definition.

    May 15, 2014

  • To drizzle.

    May 6, 2014

  • To bounce.

    May 5, 2014

  • According to lexic.us, this means "springtime."

    May 5, 2014

  • An obsolete Scottish verb meaning "to search thoroughly". Lexic.us gives me "a search for stolen goods," though I'm not sure of the source.

    May 5, 2014

  • My mom's name for the sound of loud, saw-like sniffling due to congestion or tearfulness.

    May 4, 2014

  • Thanks madmouth! Can't believe I forgot that one.

    April 25, 2014

  • Out-of-favor synonym for "androgyne," meaning an androgynous person.

    April 24, 2014

  • Of or pertaining to Salmacis, a nymph who merged with Hermaphroditis, who in turn cursed Salmacis' waters to feminize any man who drinks it.

    April 24, 2014

  • Nice, fbharjo! Thanks for the tip.

    April 18, 2014

  • Oh yeah, I love the "Words of the Future" lists! And ry, go ahead. I'll check your list out!

    April 18, 2014

  • In Bob's Burgers, this is a very drunk Linda's word for a taxi.

    April 17, 2014

  • fbharjo, i don't recognize any of those from episodes of Bob's Burgers. That's where all these words come from.

    April 13, 2014

  • Haha! Thanks anyway.

    April 12, 2014

  • Haha, thanks! If you have any suggestions, please let me know, because I've been unable to find Bob's Burgers transcripts online.

    April 11, 2014

  • Thanks!

    April 11, 2014

  • Thanks ry!

    April 11, 2014

  • Boys From Other Schools, in the memorable formulation of Tina Belcher.

    April 10, 2014

  • My dream gal.

    April 10, 2014

  • I have the sudden urge to draw some of these. If I do, I'll be sure to link them here!

    April 10, 2014

  • I love Unreal Lauren! Oh man! Thanks, markusloke.

    April 10, 2014

  • A book that appeared to me in a dream. It manifested itself as exactly the book the reader was looking for, regardless of whether that book existed or not.

    April 8, 2014

  • ry, it's true. This is my favorite out of all of my lists.

    April 8, 2014

  • An approximation of a word that appeared in a dream. The definition given was something like "catapult or trebuchet."

    April 8, 2014

  • One hell of a house you got there, buddy.

    April 8, 2014

  • ry and ruzuzu, thanks for your amazing additions!

    April 3, 2014

  • Thanks ry!

    April 3, 2014

  • A mythical creature said to alternate between sexes. I love it!

    (Citation)

    April 2, 2014

  • This is what I used to call jazz when I was little.

    March 29, 2014

  • My mom's misspelling of dignity.

    March 27, 2014

  • Also spelled salty or sauty, saldy is a slang term popular among young Philadelphians. It's apparently a versatile word, but the most interesting definition I've heard is "you thought you were right, but you're wrong." Useful!

    (Citation)

    March 23, 2014

  • According to the ever-trustworthy Wikipedia, methexis refers to "the relation between a particular and its form (in Plato's sense), e.g. a beautiful object is said to partake of the form of beauty."

    March 22, 2014

  • My sister's started saying this recently. "That was a boner move on my part," etc.

    March 22, 2014

  • eroteme?

    March 22, 2014

  • My word for television.

    March 22, 2014

  • A disparaging term I invented (or borrowed from Adventure Time, I don't remember). Its usage is probably closest to that of the word dummy.

    March 22, 2014

  • @mollusque Ha, awesome! Just goes to show that weirdness runs in the family.

    March 22, 2014

  • Not unlike some of the entries on specific-excrement. Sadly, another term that we can attribute to our dog.

    March 22, 2014

  • The phrase my sister uses to describe the argument my family has every Friday over where to get takeout.

    March 22, 2014

  • A verb our family used to describe the noises the dog made.

    March 22, 2014

  • Do you know when you're on vacation and you say "let's go home" when you mean "let's go back to the hotel?" I've taken to saying "let's go hote" when staying abroad, just to avoid/create confusion.

    March 22, 2014

  • Stands for "uh, do me a favor," a beloved catchphrase of my dad's old coworker/boss. Now in frequent use within our family.

    March 22, 2014

  • My mom and I used this word to describe the funny way my dog used to walk: sort of a clipped, bouncy lope. This isn't the first neologism to come out of our family.

    March 22, 2014

  • This is a really pretty word! Great meaning, and it's got a certain cellar door quality about it.

    March 18, 2014

  • A prophecy of evil.

    March 17, 2014

  • I think this means something like "be quiet" in cant…

    March 15, 2014

  • A thief.

    March 15, 2014

  • A toy or plaything.

    March 15, 2014

  • Hopelessness.

    March 15, 2014

  • An insult meaning "one who deserves the gallows."

    March 15, 2014

  • Archaic term for a horse.

    March 15, 2014

  • From French; means "possession or wealth."

    March 15, 2014

  • A purse.

    "Weare streight gloves with aumere,

    Of silk and alway with good chere."

    —Chaucer, "Romance of the Rose"

    March 15, 2014

  • I love this one. According to this 1834 lexicon, it means "the faculty of seeing a vision or phantom."

    March 15, 2014

  • From French; means "comely, graceful, beautiful or agreeable."

    March 15, 2014

  • Friendship.

    March 15, 2014

  • The power which the planets possess over a person's life.

    "I'll find the cusp and alfridaria,

    And know what planet is in cazimi."

    —O.P. Albumazar

    March 15, 2014

  • Teaching, address, or demeanor.

    March 15, 2014

  • An egg. Sometimes spelled "ayren" or "eyren".

    March 15, 2014

  • A hole to hide in or conceal.

    March 15, 2014

  • A message or something sent.

    "She kneeleth downe and thanketh Goddes sonde." — Chaucer, "Man of Lawes Tale"

    March 15, 2014

  • A fellow or a man.

    "That at the last the sely kime" — Chaucer's "Plowman's Tale"

    March 15, 2014

  • Fun fact: I've read "The Haunted Vagina". There honestly aren't a lot of ghosts in it.

    March 15, 2014

  • I like to play a game with these where I make up band names for them.

    "Among the most prominent jazzcore groups are the Upriver Collective and Thelonius Punk."

    "Bluehouse, a mix of bluegrass and early 90s house music, was first popularized by artists such as Bootheel Mountain and Electric Nelson."

    "Glamhop has been compared to genres such as sparkletune and glitterwave … Wavefunction (feat. Pegasynth), off "Polymorphism"—glitterwave phenom Seaqueen's debut album—is one of the artist's most-loved tracks."

    March 15, 2014

  • Oh wow! This makes me want to do a list based on my own dreams…

    March 15, 2014

  • I like making up backstories for these. "Sfatu response" alone sounds like a sinister medical maneuver, or maybe a title from a dystopian science-fiction saga.

    March 15, 2014

  • Incoming word dump!

    Sorry, I know this is an old list…

    March 15, 2014

  • I can't believe nosism isn't on this awesome list!

    November 30, 2013

  • "I'm a child progeny."

    "Most children are."

    Calvin and Hobbes

    November 29, 2013

  • Yay!!

    November 21, 2013

  • @bilby: Thanks for the tip!

    November 12, 2013

  • quarender?

    October 30, 2013

  • hallux?

    October 25, 2013

  • I've also seen this used as a symbol for transgender persons.

    October 23, 2013

  • @alexz and @bilby, added! Thank you.

    October 23, 2013

  • @bilby Oh, I forgot the -nyms. Nice catch. As for -eme, going by my own accent (US), it doesn't sound a lot like -im.

    October 21, 2013

  • Love love love this list! I think obreption might work here, or maybe ruelle.

    October 20, 2013

  • Love it! You might consider adding ascian.

    October 20, 2013

  • Don't forget "Orb"!

    October 20, 2013

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