Monday, April 28, 2014

Crushing News in Gift Form

Not to be confused with crushing news in gif form:

I got crushing news last week when I learned I wasn't the originator of the art/science of combining existing words to form a new word. I guess a clue should've been that the word neologism existed.

This news came in exciting packaging, however—in the form of a gift from one of my favorite readers in the whole world, R—.

The best part of this is that R— was completely unaware of my sister-given nickname, SNiG (Summer Nicole Grimes).

Here are a few highlights from the book:

Accordionated [ah kor' de on ay tid] (adj) – being able to drive and refold a road map at the same time

Brattled [brat' uld] (adj) – The unsettling feeling, at a stoplight, that the busload of kids that just pulled up beside you is making fun of you

Superfluholes [sup ur flew' holz] (n) – The phony holes on speaker covers, put there to match the ones that actually surround the speaker

And here are a few that I'm afraid Rich Hall and friends kind of got wrong:

Boslum [bahz' lum] (n)

Hall and friends definition – the small metal ring on a ballpoint pen that separate the top half from the bottom half

Correct definition – authority as dictated by having the most protruding chest region

Hozone [ho' zohn] (n)

Hall and friends definition – the place where one sock in every laundry load disappears to

Correct definition – well, let's not be crass, but it has nothing to do with socks...

Interested in submitting you're own Hybrid Neologism to Hobo Siren for dozens of people to read!? Email me at

Thanks for the gift, R–!!!


  1. Roxie said...

    Your welcome, Snig! ☺

  2. I still think of you every full moon


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