This is really cool. Funtential is now in the open dictionary. Awesome. Inventing words is the best. It truly embiggens our lives. Thanks for the add, Eva! I guess now is the perfect time to come up with a new word for the O Coinada project. The funtential to invent a new word, or even coin a phrase in the pun-totally-intended sense will be incalcuable. It'll be totally unpossible to measure the awesomeness of that. Now I just gotta come up with a word. Anyone got any ideas? Hey, here's an idea with lots of funtential: Comment on this post with words that you invented. My girlfriend Dom calls underwear "snipettes" and Tom Green's mom calls a cordless phone a "roamy phone". Two fine examples of perfectly cromulent words. What you got?


Robin said...

Well, this one is sorta funny that I heard last night on the news. A cop was being interviewed about the bust of about 70 under-drinking-age kids who were having a party at a K of C to raise funds for a friend who needed to be bailed out of Jail. The cop said that when you have 70 teenagers drinking and then getting behind the wheels of their cars, the risk goes up "Expotentially" that there will be a tragic accident. I actually hooted out loud at the TV! Wonder who's going to throw the party to bail all those kids out of jail?

jewels said...

I get frustrated at the way the word 'tragedy' is thrown around in news and current affairs. The meaning of it is changing so that anything at all bad that happens is a tragedy. A tragedy used to be something unavoidable, often devestatingly ironic. Today - to relate this to Robin's post - it is tragic when kids get in a car drunk and kill themselves. That isn't tragic, it's just stupid. It was completely avoidable. Just because something is a sad waste of life does not mean it is tragic. Anyway, whenever something doesn't meet the traditional sense of a tragedy, rather than going along with everyone and transforming a word that is supposed to be reserved for extreme, fateful, unfortunate situations into a word used everyday, I employ my own word: 'dreadgedy'. This word means that what has occurred is dreadful but is not traditionally seen as a tragedy. A kid dying after drink-driving is a dreadgedy, not a tragedy.
P.S. Did ya know that Shakespeare invented heaps of words, including 'assassin'?