What the Heck is Ebenscraw?
Today we continue with Made-It-Up Mondays where I throw out a 100% made-up word and ask you to:
- define the word
- provide its part of speech, and
- 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 that has a lot of cool words in it.
“Kummerspeck” is a German word used to describe excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, “grief bacon.”
We don’t really have a word for that, do we?
This book appeals to me because when I can’t find the right word on the word-shelf to fit my mood or predicament, I often make one up.
I quickly revised my post and implored people to tell me the derpy-est thing they had done recently. And I got some good answers. But, it was still… embarrassing.
I felt like my panties were showing or something.
So I feel I must assure you. In preparation for today’s festivities, I Googled and searched.
And I am sure this word is all mine in its makeupedness.
The first person to use the word the way I love the best shall receive cyber-love. And by that, I mean I will announce your identity in the next Made-It-Up Monday post. If you are a blogger, I will link to your blog, so folks will head over and check out your stuff. (To check out Christian Emmett, click HERE.)
If you are not a blogger, don’t worry. I will highlight your name in bold and let everyone know how smart you are. If you are looking for a job, you can put “uncanny ability to define 100% bogus words” on your resumé and direct prospective employers here. I will totally back you up.
Continuing alphabetically, this week, the made up word is:
What the heck is that? When would you say it? Define it and give me a sentence in which you show me how you would use it.
You know, if it were a real word. 😉
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