Today I continue with Made-It-Up Mondays.
Every once in a while, I throw out a made-up word and ask you to a) define the word, and b) then use the word in a sentence that indicates how the word could be used.
Why? Because someone gave me the book The Meaning of Tingo: And Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World.
You know that feeling of anticipation when you are waiting for people to show up at your house and you keep wandering over to the window to check to see if they are there yet? Yeah, well, the Inuit call that “Iktsuarpok.”
We don’t really have a word for that in English, do we?
When I can’t find the right word on the word-shelf to fit my mood or predicament, I often just make one up.
The last time we did this the word was “castanurgle,“ and I created a poll to find out which answer readers thought was the best answer. Folks voted for Chrystal from The Spirit Within. She said a castanurgle is “a dilemma for which there is no easy solution.”
Funny, I always thought a castanurgle was when you just so happened to be stuck in a castle with a case of the sniffles and you don’t have any tissues handy! Shows you what I know. 😉
Continuing alphabetically, this week, the made up word was:
But then I learned DERPY is a real word! Kind of.
I mean, it’s in Urban dictionary! See definition HERE!
So, who’s the derpy one today?
I’m guess I’m revising things retroactively.
What’s the “derpy-est” thing you’ve done lately?
Like I sprayed perfume in my mouth this morning.
Also, I spit my mouthwash into the garbage can.
Also I wrote this blog about a word that isn’t a word that is a word.