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Fine, acceptableor normal; excellent, realistic, legitimateor authentic.
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Maybe this just demonstrates how far out of the mainstream Duke Lit is, but most of these seem perfectly cromulent to me.
As a – logism, neo – or paleo -, this is decided un-cromulent.
"Obstrufication"?? notafiree seems like a perfectly cromulent word to me
What follows, are just a few of these perfectly cromulent innovations:
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I was going to go for the “cromulent” reference, but you beat me to it.
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As a –logism, neo– or paleo-, this is decided un-cromulent.
It would certainly be cromulent if “crapweasel” made it into the next OED.
Indeed, it appears to be a perfectly cromulent hand.
Saying Lopez and Morrison changed everything is a perfectly cromulent argument.
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And - just a thought - "embiggen" is already part of children's vocabulary from The Simpsons - a "perfectly cromulent word" so could you use it and by analogy "ensmallen"?
thunderfoot commented on the word cromulent
This word embiggens us all.
November 30, 2006
seanahan commented on the word cromulent
This word was invented by the Simpsons.
December 2, 2006
mcbaine commented on the word cromulent
I was unaware of the Simpsons episode in which this word was used. I am however familiar with the word used in the British comedy series Black Adder. Original air date of the Black Adder episode (Ink and Inkability), according to Wikipedia, in which this word appears is 09/24/1987. The Simpsons episode however was aired on 02/18/1996.
There is some discrepancy as the word "cromulent" does not appear in the original Black Adder script but Rowan Atkinson does in fact say the word cromulent on film. As I own the DVD and have watched that episode several hundred times I am very sure he said it.
Another good fake word that appears in this Black Adder episode is contrafibularity.
November 16, 2007
chameleondave commented on the word cromulent
I too was absolutely convinced I'd first heard the word in Blackadder. But I've just watched the episode from beginning to end, and the word doesn't appear. The closest thing is "It's a common word down our way".
This is driving me crazy. How could you (and plenty of other people online) all have made the same mistake as me? It's so improbable...
I'm doubting my own sanity here!
March 17, 2009
mcbaine commented on the word cromulent
I shall watch the episode again. Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me...
March 19, 2009
four_degrees commented on the word cromulent
invented by "the simpsons". It means, from context of the episode, if something is cromulent it is legitimate, a confirmation of somethings existence.
Quote from the episode:
Mrs. Hoover:"..Embiggens, i never heard that word until i came to springfield."
Ms Krabopple: "Why not? its a prefectly cromulent word"
June 9, 2009
StephenP commented on the word cromulent
Cromulent is a synonym for legitimate or acceptable. Simpsons writer David S. Cohen invented the phrase in 1996 for use in Simpsons episode no. 144, according to Wikipedia. It has since been included in the Webster’s New Millennium Dictionary, and enjoys use among Simpsons fans.
July 5, 2009
MenialOlive commented on the word cromulent
It's a synonym for valid, or real.
ex. Embiggens? That's a perfectly cromulent word.
August 24, 2009
100000038465146 commented on the word cromulent
Invented by "the simpsons". It means, from context of the episode, if something is cromulent it is legitimate.
October 1, 2010
AllisonSylvester commented on the word cromulent
acceptable or legitimate
"His answer to the test question was cromulent"
November 1, 2010