As you probably know, I’ve been struggling to learn the English language for a very long time. So long, I don’t even remember how long. But I keep struggling; “hanging in there” as they say. I like the expression, “Practice makes perfection.”
This post is about playing with imaginary English words, which I feel will put a smile or two on your face now that the weekend has started. Here we go.
English is a dynamic language where words are many times altered and adapted to create clearer meanings in context. With this in mind:
* Instead of the category “other”, does the Pentagon use MISSILEANEOUS?
* Is the process of growing grass for cows called PASTUREIZATION?
* Is the habit of giving your word to others but never keeping it called PROMISECUITY?
* Is a system under which nothing ever gets better called FUTILEISM?
* Is the fan mail that backup singers get called CHORUSPONDENCE?
* Are organically grown herbal medicines called FARMACEUTICALS?
* Was the age when pork and mutton pretty much all you ate called MEATIEVAL?
* Is having a sweet tooth that kind of sneaks up on you called SYRUPTITIOUS?
* If one is contemptuous of rubdowns given by women, is one MASSAGEYNISTIC?
* Are crossword puzzle events that benefit charities called FILLINTHROPIC?
Note: Adapted from the L.A. TIMES Sunday, 11/15/09 crossword puzzle.