The One Where We Take on Oxford. Hmmph.

Words are never enough to describe what we feel. So, I decided to take it upon myself to create some new words for convenience. Of course, I mailed the list to Oxford. While they mull over my genius, I decided to share the list here too. Consider this an exclusive preview!

Feel free to use them. No royalty whatsoever!

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blothargy
/blo-thar-gy/
Noun
1. Lethargy related to blogging
Adjective
1. The feeling of wanting to blog, but not wanting to lift a finger: 
"I want to write about FIFA, but I feel blothargic today."


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stratmonger
/strat-mon-ger/
Noun
1. One who attempts to spread fear among normal, happy people with usage of terms of and related to "strategy": 
"My boss is never invited to meetings. He is a stratmonger, you know." #TrueStory
2. A species of fearmongers in the corporate world

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bossodox
/bo-ssod-ox/
Noun
1. The paradox of a "good boss"
2. Often used as a substitute for wishful thinking
"Ha. My queue is shorter than the other one. 
You wish! What a bossodox!"

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solipartitude
/so-li-par-ti-tude/
Noun
1. State of being in a party, when alone or in solitude.
2. Alternatively, the state of never wanting to be in a party, because you like being at home, in pajamas, watching some show, reading or drawing, alone.
"I can't come tonight..I enjoy my solipartitude too much."
3. OR. State of being in a party, but feeling alone.
"I hate the parties where she calls all her friends. The solipartitude makes me wish I was actually alone." #DeepStuff

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travophotogreader
/tra-vo-pho-tog-rea-der/
Noun
1. The combined hobbies of travel, photography and reading, which miraculously emerge on every CV's last line.
(Yet to meet someone who has some hobbies apart from these)
"He's a travophotogreader. Wonder what his real hobbies are."


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two-by-two
/too-by-too/
Verb
1. Act of arranging data into a 2-by-2 matrix, when faced with a deadline for a presentation
2. Act of stratmongering (read above) with a 2-by-2, when data does not make any sense any more

"I just two-by-two-ed by way out of a blogpost. Look:"






This was fun. Any more random ideas for blogposts? Pliss to share!

(Do keep blogging though. I love to read others. Not blothargic in that department!)

Cheers!
Preeks


Comments

  1. hahaha this was cool. I hope they take it into consideration :P Blothargy!

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    1. Thanks Red. We could make it popular! :D

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  2. LOL. excellent way to beat blothargy. I am going to make that word popular. :)

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    1. You are not blothargic at all! :D

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  3. Blothargic !!! What an clever play of words..Am that way every day..:)..'two-by- two' is such a brilliant idea!! Ahaan..I have to do a two-two post one day boss.. How is Sherlock?? Shaadi over ? Which place are you put up right now?

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    1. Thanks Paati! I know you are blothargic everyday! :D
      Sherlock is good ma. Not in the same city as me though. I am in Mumbai and he is in Bangalore! :(
      Shaadi not over yet..December it is! :)
      And then move to Bangalore!

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    2. :D..Don't worry Preeks..You will be joining Sherlock soon :) Make the best of single days as well..They will never return :( Bangalore is cooler than Mumbai.. But Delhi is the best!! That is what i tell to irritate my Mumbaiyaa 'Partner'.

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    3. I know Paati! I am a hardcore Delhite..Lived there my entire life! :)
      So like al Delhites, I HATE Mumbai. I am willing to fall in love with Banglore, just to get out of Mumbai!

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  4. wohoho... I especially loved solipartitude :)

    full points for pro-nun-cia-tion guide :P

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    1. I suffer from Solipartitude a lot. Hence. :D
      Was I even right in the pronunciation guide? I was just playing with it! :D

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  5. now you see I am not that clever so the post was a bit hi fi for me .. I am not that clever :)
    but it made me smile and learned a few new words tooooo :) Will try using them for sure he he he



    Bikram

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    1. Uh-oh. I think I went overboard! :D

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  6. Bwaahahah! I am currently in a permanent state of blothargy myself, and it sucks!
    Awesome post Preeks, as always, made me laugh :D

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    1. So many of my favorite bloggers are blothargic, I tell you. I should also find a antonym for the word now. :D
      Glad you enjoyed, DI! :)

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  7. Blothargy is the right word for me, as I am in that state these days (actually I am in that state most of the time). :)
    And I am a travophotogreader as well. lol :)

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