Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This Post Embiggens Us All

So there is a word that I use on a fairly regular basis. I don't use it more only because it is a made up word and many people won't know what I'm saying. I would like to change that so I can feel free to use it whenever I want.

The word is "cromulent."

If you are a Simpsons fan, you know what I am talking about. I will use it to semi-ironically mean that something is acceptable.

As in, "This is a perfectly cromulent blog post."

Now that you know what I mean by it, I will feel free to add it to my blog-cabulary.*

Consider yourself notified.


* Also a perfectly cromulent word.

12 comments:

  1. I use a lot of words that I've actually made up too. Drives hubby crazy, but I point out it must be a word because he understood what I meant. He says they are not words until they are in the dictionary. I tell him to read Frindle.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I use a lot of words that I've actually made up too. Drives hubby crazy, but I point out it must be a word because he understood what I meant. He says they are not words until they are in the dictionary. I tell him to read Frindle.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I make up words, too. My favorite is 'fud-pucker', which is a mix-up of pud-fucker, a popular phrase in Vermont, where I lived for a time. I love that word, but obviously I can't say it often, so... I had to make up my own alternative!

    As in, if your school doesn't give you an aide like you want, the administrator is obviously a TOTAL fud-pucker.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm using it. I think I can get away with it if I like to you, right?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I feel embiggened by the cromulency of this post.

    I really do.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I use cromulent all the time. So often in fact that I sometimes forget it's not a real word. Now, let's all celebrate with a cool glass of turnip juice.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is a cromulent comment.

    xoxo, SG

    ReplyDelete
  8. We here in sector 7-G find both words to be completely cromulent.

    I too often feel that my use of a personal vocabulary in interpersonal situations can be misinterpreted as ignorant.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow. I use a LOT of "perfectly cromulant" words in my blog. According to me, anyway... :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I embraced the challenge! Now my new personal challenge is to use it in my next 5 posts.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I LOVE making up words :)

    You've inspired me, I may start using my made-up words on my blog too- and I link you as the cromulent trend setter :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting! May you be visited by unicorns and kittens.