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Author Topic: This Word Does Not Exist  (Read 290 times)
Rogue Ætherlord
Canada Canada

Student in Techno-Shamanism and Lyncanthrope

« on: May 29, 2020, 03:34:51 pm »

1.Bluffingly Possible AI Generated Made Up Word

2.Have The Potential To Be Used As Literary Inspiration
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 04:09:05 pm by chicar » Logged

The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''
Zeppelin Admiral
Canada Canada

Keep them off-balance and brazen it out!

« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 07:19:49 am »

  Apparently it was the comedian Rich Hall who invented the word "Sniglet" - defined as "A word that doesn't exist, but should."

The Wikipedia article doesn't mention this, but I feel sure that the SF author Kurt Vonnegut was fond of using the word, and invented several sniglets of his own. Se "Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons", for example.



Vero vobis dico, qui quaerit, inveniet eius. Et saepius, parum volet.

"Truly I say to you, he who seeks, shall find. And quite often, he shall wish he hadn't."

              - Elias Ashmole Crackbone.
Sir Henry
Zeppelin Captain
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Poking the i's and drinking the t's

« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 12:33:52 pm »

One of Phillip K. Dick's tricks to help you acclimatise (acclimate in the US) to his future worlds was to invent new words for iconic objects in those worlds and use them in the first chapter (often on the first page). He did it so well that the reader knows instantly what is being described while also feeling comfortable with the word, as if they had always known it.

I speak in syllabubbles. They rise to the surface by the force of levity and pop out of my mouth unneeded and unheeded.
Cry "Have at!" and let's lick the togs of Waugh!
Arsed not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for tea.
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