In response to the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/play-lexicographer/
Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.
Oh, I don’t know about this one. I mean, I hear plenty of made-up words on a regular basis on TV and at work (I work for post-secondary institution – and have worked at post-secondary institutions for years. Imagine a government run by people with PhDs…). So I don’t feel right adding to the list of “annoying words we don’t need because there are already words out there that mean the same thing” (irregardless?) Not to mention I think it might be a better idea to spend a bit of time teaching people how to use already-existing words correctly (disinterested?)
I know that I have more examples tucked away somewhere in my mind, but of course I never think of them until I hear them being used and groan out loud. Plus, it’s 5:40 am and my brain is only thinking of coffee, something for which we definitely don’t need another word.
On the plus side, prompts like this one are definitely showing me where my comfort zone is in regards to blogging. Give me the “this prompt just cries to have a picture put into it” prompts any day!
Now, here are some old, random Dexter pics to get the day going…