Characters who are eccentric, nutty or mentally unhinged tend to demonstrate this in everything - including language. They often invent their own words or use the existing ones in strange ways, employ peculiar syntax and grammar. From time to time, they may also use a Perfectly Cromulent Word.

Compare with Buffy Speak.


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    Comic Books 
  • Hay Lin from W.I.T.C.H. tends to use the words "spacious" and "cosmic" as synonyms for "cool", and also sometimes invents her own words like "weirdific" and "rockalicious".

  • Jeanne, Wyatt's mother from Shadow Play by Charles Baxter, makes up words like "corilineal", "zarklike", etc., and this is just one of her many peculiarities.

    Western Animation 
  • King Julien of Madagascar fame is a crazy, party-loving, self-obsessed lemur who has Malaproper tendencies.

  • Ever After High has Riddish / Riddle-ish. The rhyming language of the usually mad residents of Wonderland.

    Real Life 
  • Truth in Television actually. One of the common symptoms of schizophrenia is the tendency to invent neologisms.