My favorite words:
Words I like that aren't in Wiktionary:
- Walking timebomb
- My favorite number: 517482 (because it is 666 * 777)
- fear fright afraid (frica)
LEAST favorite words:
- OB/GYN because it's not even an acronym
- very causes fronting of adjectives: "fluffy white pillows" ---> "very white fluffy pillows"
Words of English origin with Latin affixes:
- quizzical (possibly)
- bridal (despite its origin as bride + ale, I would argue this word is now just bride + -al)
this list exlcudes -er, which is often believed to have come over the Alps into proto-Germanic and thus be technically Latin. Also excludes -able, which is not that old but has been in English for long enough that I didnt even notice it until now.
- drenovation, a new generation of a product that has been improved from previous versions
- ^ Supposedly, I created this word when I was 6 years old as a playful variation of "thank you" after my mother set the table for me. I remember the event and I dont see how I could have ever known what the German word for "thank you" was and yet, at the same time, forgotten that I knew it so I think this really is just one of those astonishing coincidences we remember for our entire lives
- ^ German for "semen" or "seed" ... amazingly not a loanword!
- ^ a cross between symptomatic, emblematic, and symbolistic. I *think* I created this word indepdently (not saying I invented it first, just that I didnt take it from anyone else). As of July 15 2010 it gets 139 hits on Google, and likely more if variant spellings are added. (But really this word is better used in speech, where you can speak quickly and people will not even realize it's not a word.) Now apparently used by Donald Trump!!
- ^ Kind of surprised this isnt a word, actually, at least not one listed here. The only hit currently is me typing on a talkpage. Whether you consider it a euphemism for a more obscene word or a word in its own right I'm surprised it's not yet here. Also messoff, a contest to see who can make the worst mess of something. And filthpuddle (another euphemism) for what you have to clean up when you're done.
- ^ Programming code spilling out onto a place where it shouldnt be. I may have been the first person to invent this word and have seen other people using it now.
- ^ Someone suggested to me that it means retina, and it seems that makes sense, but it may also have a secondary meaning based on translating a particular Japanese word that also has two meanings. Possibly a condom, based on the idea that retinas and condoms are both stretchable membranes?
- ^ A word I seem to have invented when I was a smart 17 year old high school graduate, thinking it meant "to cause to erupt", probably on analogy with affect vs effect. I convinced myself at the time that i was right and seemed to have believed it for the next 17 years, although I dont believe I ever used the word during all that time; I only encountered it in my own early writings. It wasnt until a few days ago I realized I had been wrong half of my life.