Sunday, 16 October 2011
Malaprops are the wrong word in the wrong place, or a combination of the two - but they improve on the original. Portmanteaus pack two meanings into one word (celebutainment).
amist for amidst
Behind the door, under a thick layer of dusk, lay a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century objects… Telegraph October 7, 2010
Don’t forget to sing my guestbook!
glacier cherries (recipe in local paper)
new-fandangled (it was a new-fandangled thing)
periodic features for period features (Homes under the Hammer)
There was no room for manoeuvrement! (The Apprentice, October 27, 2010)
You meet, you resume (resolve) the argument, you come to an agreemency and carry on. (Welsh builder on Homes under the Hammer).
Britalian food (created by the Italians for the British)
cheapuccino n. A cappuccino from a vending machine, or one made from brewed or instant coffee. Wordspy.com
fauxhemian: people who adopt aspects of the appearance and trappings of the Bohemian lifestyle without actually straying too far from the straight and narrow of social conventions. OED (like weekend hippies)
flatforms (ballet shoes?)
folksonomy A folksonomy is a system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content… also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. (folks+taxonomy) freedictionary.com
intershagging for interspecies shagging
Mockintosh (pseudo Charles Rennie Mackintosh @HughPearman)
quackademia (homeopathy courses at uni)
touristocrats on breakation (Fe and Amy)