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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hybrid Neologism of the Week

So here's the deal: I just spent 15 minutes trying really, really hard trying to combine "carnation" and "appreciation" to make a word that meant being genuinely grateful for a gift that you really don't actually even like or want.

Can you help?


However, for the record...in no way do carnations offend me. 

8 comments:

  1. Carneciation - the act of integrating carnies into the world of the normal.

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  2. Carppreciation? Although someone may send you a 'carp'. Apprecination? Tough one.

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  3. Ambivitude.

    We made up our own rules. You're welcome.

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  4. The problem is that if you go with the first part of "carnation" you get stuck with something that seems to indicate carnal and/or carnival appreciation. That could QUICKLY get awkward. And if you go with the second part of "carnation", you head into nationalistic territory. So lose-lose, really. Perhaps you should go with a different flower?

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Your comments are why I get out of bed in the morning. Just kidding. But I do like them.