History Main / PerfectlyCromulentWord

18th Jul '16 6:54:01 PM TheCuza
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* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', when Elaine gets the ''New Yorker'' editor to admit the cartoon he printed makes no sense. [[note]]He only printed it because [[RuleOfCute he liked the kitty]].[[/note]]
-->'''Editor:''' It's a slice of life.\\
'''Elaine:''' No it isn't.\\
'''Editor:''' A pun?\\
'''Elaine:''' I don't think so.\\
'''Editor:''' Vohrstein?\\
'''Elaine:''' ...That's not a word.


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* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', there is the [[SleazyPolitician Meriff of Concordia]]. After taking office, he created the title for himself by combining the words "mayor" and "sheriff". [[CaptainObvious Also, there's the word "Pre-Sequel" in the title]]. Handsome Jack takes credit for that one.


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* ''Website/GiantBomb'''s video player has an "Embiggen" option to enlarge the player and centre it on the page. This then turns into the "''De''biggen" option, which puts it back to normal.
5th Jul '16 2:49:09 AM StayLucky
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:: Though to be fair to both of them, Donna didn't have [[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/tardis?q=Tardis The OED]] handy.

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:: ** Though to be fair to both of them, Donna didn't have [[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/tardis?q=Tardis The OED]] handy.
28th Jun '16 2:45:05 PM Tdarcos
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* During the 1980s. Rich Hall did a segment of the HBO series ''Not Necessarily the News'' called "sniglets," which means, "a word that should be in the dictionary, but isn't," where they made up new words for things or conditions that didn't have them. Some of the words included ''lactomangulation'', the opening of a paper milk carton from the "illegal" side; ''carperpetulation'' for the practice of repeatedly vacuuming an area to remove an item before picking it up mamually; and ''krogt'', the silver coating you have to scrape off to expose the value on lottery tickets. One word they invented, ''flopcorn'', popcorn kernels that remained uncooked, was used by at least one popcorn manufacturer in their magazine ads to describe a problem more prevalent with competitor products.
22nd Jun '16 10:57:59 AM Smitty300
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** On its inaugural show they created and defined the word "truthiness" (defining reality by what feels in your gut like it should be true, rather than what is actually true.) which went on to become a runaway hit, starting with getting chosen as the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year for 2005. Some of its popularity was almost certainly because of its usefulness in describing the policies of the then-current administration.

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** On its inaugural show they created and defined the word "truthiness" (defining reality by what feels in your gut like it should be true, rather than what is actually true.) which went on to become a runaway hit, starting with getting chosen as the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year for 2005. Some of its popularity was almost certainly because of its usefulness in describing the policies of the then-current administration.
18th Jun '16 12:55:24 PM LordGro
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[[TropeNamers Named]] for the above-quoted exchange from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. (Incidentally, the word ''embiggen'' was later used in a completely cromulent paper on string theory. It's on pages 28 and 31 [[http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/hep-th/pdf/0610/0610212v2.pdf here]]). It has also recently been added to Webster's dictionary.

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[[TropeNamers Named]] for the above-quoted an exchange from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. (Incidentally, Incidentally, the word ''embiggen'' was later used in a completely cromulent paper on string theory. It's on pages 28 and 31 [[http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/hep-th/pdf/0610/0610212v2.pdf here]]).here]]. It has also recently been added to Webster's dictionary.
18th Jun '16 12:53:17 PM LordGro
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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[TropeNamers It's a perfectly cromulent word]].

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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[TropeNamers It's a perfectly cromulent word]].word.
18th Jun '16 11:30:33 AM FridgeGuy2016
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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[TroperNamers It's a perfectly cromulent word]].

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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[TroperNamers [[TropeNamers It's a perfectly cromulent word]].
18th Jun '16 11:29:36 AM FridgeGuy2016
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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[TroperNamer It's a perfectly cromulent word]].

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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[TroperNamer [[TroperNamers It's a perfectly cromulent word]].
18th Jun '16 11:29:19 AM FridgeGuy2016
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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[Troper American It's a perfectly cromulent word]].

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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[Troper American [[TroperNamer It's a perfectly cromulent word]].
18th Jun '16 11:28:53 AM FridgeGuy2016
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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.

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'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. [[Troper American It's a perfectly cromulent word.word]].
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