E-gregious

My Aunt V., creator of the word "Rovenge," has come up with another neologism:e-social: A subset of asocial, where someone is so distracted by electronic devices that he ignores the people around him. Inspired by watching a high-end SUV pass us one night with both flip down DVD players on for the back seat. I felt sorry for the kids,

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Vokarlbulary

Email from my aunt:To: Matthew Baldwin From: Val Subject: I invented a new word Rovenge (rO-'venj), n: Politically motivated retribution. The White House sought rovenge against Joseph Wilson. Can you get this into the lexicon? Start using it, people. And as long as nominations are open, I'd like to propose a term that popped into my head this morning while

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What The Doctor Ordered

defective yeti has long been on the forefront of linguistic innovation, bringing you such indispensable neologisms as stuplimity, petable, and misfortunation. And whenever there is a void in the public vernacular, this website shall boldly stride forth to ... okay, blah blah blah, you get the picture. Anyway, you know what I'm sick of saying? "Dr-Pepper-or-Mr-Pibb." That's my drink of

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Misfortunation

I got impatient waiting for the bus yesterday, so I started to stroll to the espresso stand a block away. I wasn't really in the mood for coffee, but that wasn't the point -- and I knew I wouldn't get any anyhow. Sure enough, the bus arrived just when I was far enough away from the stop that I had

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