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27th Apr '16 3:39:31 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' counts [[spoiler:how many times you've died to him on the No Mercy path.]] After the 3rd time he poses the question of what comes after "thrice". [[spoiler:Engage him in a rematch again]] and he tells you that [[spoiler:you've died to him]] "quice" in a row. He just uses "''x'' times in a row" afterwards.

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* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' counts [[spoiler:how how many times you've [[spoiler:you've died to him on the No Mercy path.]] path]]. After the 3rd time he poses the question of what comes after "thrice". [[spoiler:Engage him in a rematch again]] and he tells you that [[spoiler:you've died to him]] "quice" in a row. He just uses "''x'' times in a row" afterwards.
27th Apr '16 3:38:50 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' counts [[spoiler:how many times you've died to him on the No Mercy path.]] After the 3rd time he poses the question of what comes after "thrice". [[spoiler:Engage him in a rematch again]] and he tells you that [[spoiler:you've died to him]] "quice" in a row. He just uses "''x'' times in a row" afterwards.
--> '''Sans:''' "quice? frice? welp, won't have to use it again anyways."
26th Apr '16 3:40:04 AM jagwatoof
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->'''Ms. Hoover''': "Embiggens"? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield.\\
'''Principal Skinner''': I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.

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->'''Ms. Hoover''': ->'''Mrs. Krabappel''': "Embiggens"? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield.\\
'''Principal Skinner''': '''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.
8th Apr '16 5:41:13 PM Indori
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Bad Words" portrayed the murder of a totally-not-Scrabble tournament player who played "exvin" and convinced his opponent it was a real word. When the opponent added the letter "s" to spell "exvins" the original player was able to successfully challenge.
8th Apr '16 5:06:17 PM DanParker001
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->'''Mrs. Krabappel''': "Embiggens"? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield.\\
'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.

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->'''Mrs. Krabappel''': ->'''Ms. Hoover''': "Embiggens"? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield.\\
'''Ms. Hoover''': '''Principal Skinner''': I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.
7th Apr '16 11:18:42 AM Indori
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Bad Words" portrayed the murder of a totally-not-Scrabble tournament player who played "exvin" and convinced his opponent it was a real word. When the opponent added the letter "s" to spell "exvins" the original player was able to successfully challenge.
15th Mar '16 12:37:55 PM merotoker
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* Koodo Mobile's newest ad campaign centers around made-up words of varying levels of cromulence, such as "Thumbactionist", "Tabrific", "Bigbillification", and other things that sound like they came out of an ad campaign in [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]].

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* A Koodo Mobile's newest Mobile ad campaign centers around made-up words of varying levels of cromulence, such as "Thumbactionist", "Tabrific", "Bigbillification", and other things that sound like they came out of an ad campaign in [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]].



* [[ComicBook/{{Warrior}} Destrucity, foked, skronk, and jet-jack.]] Although skronk could possibly be an onomatopoeia.
* According to [[ComicStrip/CalvinandHobbes Hobbes]], animals have their own words for how things smell. Wet leaves, for example, are described as "snippid". His word for Calvin's smell, however, is "terrible".

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* [[ComicBook/{{Warrior}} Destrucity, ''ComicBook/{{Warrior}}'' has destrucity, foked, skronk, and jet-jack.]] jet-jack. Although skronk could possibly be an onomatopoeia.
* According to [[ComicStrip/CalvinandHobbes Hobbes]], animals have their own words for how things smell. Wet leaves, for example, are described as "snippid". His word for Calvin's smell, however, is "terrible".
onomatopoeia.



* "Responstible" in ''Film/SavingMrBanks'', where Pamela Travers insists that TheShermanBrothers "''un''-make it up".

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* "Responstible" in ''Film/SavingMrBanks'', where Pamela Travers insists that TheShermanBrothers Music/TheShermanBrothers "''un''-make it up".



* ''WreckItRalph'' gave us "Turbo-tastic!"

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* ''WreckItRalph'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' gave us "Turbo-tastic!"






* ''Series/ICarly'': In "iAm Your Biggest Fan", Carly tells Mandy that they need "fladoodles" for their web show [[SnipeHunt just to get her off their backs]]. Sam asks what it is, but Carly says that she just made it up.
** Mandy somehow manages to [[SpringtimeForHitler find a packet of them anyway]]. Mandy had to go down to the ethnic district to find them however.

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* ''Series/ICarly'': In "iAm Your Biggest Fan", Carly tells Mandy that they need "fladoodles" for their web show [[SnipeHunt just to get her off their backs]]. Sam asks what it is, but Carly says that she just made it up.
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up. Mandy somehow manages to [[SpringtimeForHitler find a packet of them anyway]]. Mandy had to go down to the ethnic district to find them however.



* In the final episode of ''AshesToAshes'', Gene Hunt declares that he can transfer Alex Drake from CID because she is "causing disconsternation amongst her male colleagues." To which Alex immediately replies that "Disconsternation is not a word."

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* In the final episode of ''AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Gene Hunt declares that he can transfer Alex Drake from CID because she is "causing disconsternation amongst her male colleagues." To which Alex immediately replies that "Disconsternation is not a word."



* In the Escape Slide Parachute episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', the word "criminy" (uttered by Adam) gets this treatment by the narrator, who assumes that Adam just made the word up. ("[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/criminy Criminy]]" ''is'' an actual word, if rather old.)
** The narrator would have known this if he had watched a single episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', where Helga said this word so frequently as to really make it [[CatchPhrase her own]]. Gary Larson also used it quite a few times in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''.

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* In the Escape Slide Parachute episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', the word "criminy" (uttered by Adam) gets this treatment by the narrator, who assumes that Adam just made the word up. ("[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/criminy Criminy]]" ''is'' an actual word, if rather old.)
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) The narrator would have known this if he had watched a single episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', where Helga said this word so frequently as to really make it [[CatchPhrase her own]]. Gary Larson also used it quite a few times in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''.



* Music/BonIver has 'fide' and 'fane' from "Perth."
** Fane is a genuine word, meaning "temple". Fide, not so much, unless he's speaking Latin.

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* Music/BonIver has 'fide' and 'fane' from "Perth."
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" Fane is a genuine word, meaning "temple". Fide, not so much, unless he's speaking Latin.



* Done in a c-span type episode of ''Website/TheOnion'' where a senator starts to use the word "Pronk" in his vocabulary (It's supposed to be used in the positive, as in "These pancakes were pronking delicious!"). HilarityEnsues when said senator replaces 95 percent of his vocabulary with pronk.
** Interesting note: "Pronk" IS a real word. It's actually a very rare gait in some ungulates, where all four legs push simultaneously to bounce around. Mostly used by springboks, which are actually named for it. It's also known as "stotting". A better example would be [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]], though.

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* Done in a c-span type episode of ''Website/TheOnion'' where a senator starts to use the word "Pronk" in his vocabulary (It's supposed to be used in the positive, as in "These pancakes were pronking delicious!"). HilarityEnsues when said senator replaces 95 percent of his vocabulary with pronk.
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prank. Interesting note: "Pronk" IS a real word. It's actually a very rare gait in some ungulates, where all four legs push simultaneously to bounce around. Mostly used by springboks, which are actually named for it. It's also known as "stotting". A better example would be [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]], though.



* In WWE in 1996, there was a tag team called the ''[=Bodydonnas=]'', made up of [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Skip (Chris Candido)]] and Zip (Tom Prichard.) No definition seems to exist other than that it was the name of a tag team.

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* In WWE the Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F in 1996, there was a tag team called the ''[=Bodydonnas=]'', made up of [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Skip (Chris Candido)]] and Zip (Tom Prichard.) No definition seems to exist other than that it was the name of a tag team.



* Characters in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' seem to make up a good portion their language on the fly. The bizarre thing is it's [[ItMakesSenseInContext usually perfectly clear]] what they mean even when the words are completely random (e.g. "This electricity bill is ''pretendous!'').
** Strong Bad even contemplated making an entire dictionary "fo' his own words".

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* Characters in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' characters seem to make up a good portion their language on the fly. The bizarre thing is it's [[ItMakesSenseInContext usually perfectly clear]] what they mean even when the words are completely random (e.g. "This electricity bill is ''pretendous!'').
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''pretendous!''). Strong Bad even contemplated making an entire dictionary "fo' his own words".



* Yeager in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' managed to invent an Eighth Deadly Sin - which he duly termed Blasphotrociterra-o-rama.

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* Yeager in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' managed to invent an Eighth Deadly Sin - which he duly termed Blasphotrociterra-o-rama.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is of course the TropeNamer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is of course the TropeNamer.{{Trope Namer|s}}.



** In another episode, Homer comments, "Sir, I am disgruntled! And up until this point I was relatively gruntled!"
*** He makes a similar statement in one episode where he wonders to himself if anyone ever gets [[DistractedByTheShiny "tracted"]] Though like Michael Scott above, Homer is using [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gruntled gruntled]] in the correct context.

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** In another episode, Homer comments, "Sir, I am disgruntled! And up until this point I was relatively gruntled!"
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gruntled!" He makes a similar statement in one episode where he wonders to himself if anyone ever gets [[DistractedByTheShiny "tracted"]] Though like Michael Scott above, Homer is using [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gruntled gruntled]] in the correct context.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
** When Spongebob accidentally shrinks Squidward with Mermaidman's belt, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Patrick]] suggests turning the belt buckle from M for mini to W for wumbo. When Spongebob disputes the word, Patrick goes into a mini-rant about it.
---> '''Spongebob''': Patrick, I don't think Wumbo is a real word…\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}''.
** When Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] accidentally shrinks Squidward with Mermaidman's belt, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Patrick]] suggests turning the belt buckle from M for mini to W for wumbo. When Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] disputes the word, Patrick goes into a mini-rant about it.
---> '''Spongebob''': '''[=SpongeBob=]''': Patrick, I don't think Wumbo is a real word…\\



'''Spongebob''': Patrick, I'm sorry I doubted you.

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'''Spongebob''': '''[=SpongeBob=]''': Patrick, I'm sorry I doubted you.



** Also showed up in "The Nasty Patty", TheOneWith a health inspector visiting the Krusty Krab, whom Spongebob and Mr. Krabs become convinced is an impostor.

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** Also showed up in "The Nasty Patty", TheOneWith a health inspector visiting the Krusty Krab, whom Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs become convinced is an impostor.



'''Spongebob:''' Duped!\\

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'''Spongebob:''' '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Duped!\\



'''Spongebob:''' We've been smeckledorfed!\\

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'''Spongebob:''' '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' We've been smeckledorfed!\\



* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. The boys are mad because all the boys from New York are mocking them for not knowing what "queef" means. They invent the word "mung" to trick the New Yorkers into using a word that doesn't exist, only to find out that it already is a word.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
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Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. "Worldwide Recorder Concert." The boys are mad because all the boys from New York are mocking them for not knowing what "queef" means. They invent the word "mung" to trick the New Yorkers into using a word that doesn't exist, only to find out that it already is a word.



** "Google", the name of the online company, is an accidental mispelling of "googol". The name of their headuarters comes from ''Google'' + ''complex'' = Googleplex

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** "Google", "Website/{{Google}}", the name of the online company, is an accidental mispelling of "googol". The name of their headuarters comes from ''Google'' + ''complex'' = Googleplex
7th Mar '16 12:18:04 PM PetroleumJerry
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** He later goes ballistic when he realises that ''Baldrick'' knows a word that's not in the dictionary, namely "sausage".

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** He Johnson later goes ballistic when he realises that ''Baldrick'' knows a word that's not in the dictionary, namely "sausage".



-->'''Donna Noble:''' What is this place?
-->'''The Doctor:''' The TARDIS.\\
-->'''Donna:''' The what?\\
-->'''Doctor:''' It's called the TARDIS.\\
-->'''Donna:''' That's not even a proper word!

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-->'''Donna Noble:''' What is this place?
-->'''The
place?\\
'''The
Doctor:''' The TARDIS.\\
-->'''Donna:''' '''Donna:''' The what?\\
-->'''Doctor:''' '''Doctor:''' It's called the TARDIS.\\
-->'''Donna:''' '''Donna:''' That's not even a proper word!
28th Feb '16 2:33:22 PM DrFraud
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* "Shipoopi" in ''Theatre/TheMusicMan''.
-->Shipoopi, shipoopi, shipoopi\\
The girl who's hard to get\\
Shipoopi, shipoopi, shipoopi\\
But you can win her yet
23rd Feb '16 4:41:32 PM DarthWalrus
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** And yet, there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimax_100 a gun named Ultimax 100]]. Turns out they ''didn't make it up.
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