History Main / PerfectlyCromulentWord

19th Apr '17 4:40:05 PM SirRed
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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.

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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; manually; 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.
9th Apr '17 6:36:34 PM ZimFan89
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* A RunningGag in Issue 3 of the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' comics is that Zim, who's posing as an artist as part of his newest EvilPlan, keeps making up words, such as "Begoodius", "Flapdoodius" and "Apeximoop". Given the [[HumansAreMorons setting]], it's lampshaded, but everyone just assumes it's part of his "artistic talent".
1st Mar '17 5:44:17 PM Fretless94
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-->'''Cornfed:''' Oh for heaven's sake. Brobdingnagian, adjective, of enormous size or quantity.

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-->'''Cornfed:''' Oh for heaven's sake. Brobdingnagian, adjective, of immense or enormous size or quantity.
1st Mar '17 5:43:52 PM Fretless94
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' episode "Vuuck, as in Duck" has several characters use the word "Brobdingnagian" in casual conversation throughout the episode. After the third use of the word, Cornfed just gives up and gives the definition to the audience.
-->'''Simonia:''' Doesn't Duckman care if we improve our baseball skills? You're not supposed to win games just because you're attractive or sexy or curvaceous or brobdingnagian. You're supposed to win because you're good!
-->'''Duckman:''' We're supposed to win! We're supposed to spend the next three months in a hotel suite signing 500 baseballs a day! We're supposed to be spitting up limited edition Dixie Cups used chaw! We're supposed to be making brobdingnagian sums of money!
-->'''Simon Desmond:''' My profit could have been brobdingnagian!
-->'''Cornfed:''' Oh for heaven's sake. Brobdingnagian, adjective, of enormous size or quantity.
15th Feb '17 7:38:26 PM Randomwaffle23
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-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' So, like, winning is good. And losing... is kind of like the opposite of good. I should come up with a word for that. I'll call it... jfragrstl. So you don't wanna jfragrstl. That's not good.

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-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' So, like, winning is good. And losing... is kind of like the opposite of good. I should come up with a word for that. I'll call it... jfragrstl. jerfrahghesta. So you don't wanna jfragrstl.jerfrahghesta. That's not good.
8th Jan '17 8:33:50 AM chelonianmobile
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* Several words in ''TheEyeOfArgon''; the "scoszctic" cult intends to sacrifice a "nerelady" who speaks "bustily" in a secret chamber under a mausoleum full of "expugnisively carved" statues.
6th Jan '17 1:41:50 PM Premonition45
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** 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.
** Kent Brockman does a report about "tax avoision". When corrected by a member of the crew, he sticks to his guns: 'I don't say "evasion", I say ''"avoision"''.'
** Inverted in an episode with Tony Hawk. Tony says a long string of skateboarding terms, which Homer assumes he's making up.

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** In another episode, "On a Clear Day, I Can't See My Sister", 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.
** In "Bart the Fink", Kent Brockman does a report about "tax avoision". When corrected by a member of the crew, he sticks to his guns: 'I don't say "evasion", I say ''"avoision"''.'
** Inverted in an the episode "Barting Over" with Tony Hawk. Tony says a long string of skateboarding terms, which Homer assumes he's making up.
20th Nov '16 5:35:49 AM tmantookie
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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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** And yet, there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimax_100 a gun named Ultimax 100]]. Turns out they ''didn't didn't make it up.
19th Oct '16 2:45:10 PM DarkHunter
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* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' counts how many times [[spoiler: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 how many times [[spoiler:you've died to him on the No Mercy path]]. After the 3rd time he poses the question of what comes after "thrice"."thrice"[[note]]there are no more words of that sort after "thrice"[[/note]]. [[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.
16th Oct '16 9:19:24 PM Gimere
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A character quotes a seemingly made-up word that no one has ever heard of before then. This is usually a word the writer just made up, but is occasionally a real obscure, archaic, or obsolete word; for instance, 400 years before we had computers, we had ''email'', which is a raised or embossed image pressed into metal, and "unfriend", which meant exactly what it does today (just at the tavern rather than on Facebook).

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A character quotes a seemingly made-up word that no one has ever heard of before then. This is usually a word the writer just made up, but is occasionally a real obscure, archaic, or obsolete word; for instance, 400 years before we had computers, we had ''email'', which is a raised or embossed image pressed into metal, and "unfriend", which meant exactly what it does today (just at the tavern rather than on Facebook).
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Equestrylvania}}'', the [[AliceAllusion Chronomage]] tends to use his own words in place of plain English. Then again, he IS based on Lewis Carroll characters, so...

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Equestrylvania}}'', the [[AliceAllusion Chronomage]] tends to use his own words in place of plain English. Then again, he IS ''is'' based on Lewis Carroll characters, so...
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