30 Hilarious Made Up Words You’ll Want to Start Using
Just remember, people might not understand you if you start using these.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” —Through the Looking Glass
I agree with Mr. Dumpty: Words have meaning. But surely we can seize upon a meaning and then create a word to match it. The following words—some culled from the crowdsourced online dictionary urbandictionary.com and others I’ve concocted myself—don’t exist according to Merriam-Webster … but should. I call them “worderfuls.” Try using these funny words to improve your vocabulary.
(ath-‘leh-ther-jee) n.—The triumph of the La-Z-Boy over the StairMaster.
(‘bays-bull) n.—The endless litany of RBIs, ERAs, OPS, WHIP, and hits at the fingertips of every major-league basebore.
(‘blaym-stohr-ming)n.—The act of attempting to identify the person who is most at fault for a plan’s failure.
(‘kahr-kuh-lep-see) n.—The tendency to fall asleep as soon as the car starts moving. These are the funniest words in the English language, according to science.