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Old 17th Apr 2008, 12:12   #81
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Not a neologism but the other day on Radio 4 I heard some one use pronounce aka as a word: 'so-and-so acker something else', instead of spelling out the letters: 'A K A' as I've always heard it before and as I hear it in my head when I read it on a page. It was slightly disconcertingly odd.
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 8:04   #82
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I think people get that sort of thing wrong a lot. It's just a question of whether anyone pulls them up before the habit spreads. I encountered someone who used the word wallah thinking that it was how you spelled voila - that could easily have got out of control.
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I had a look at Charlie Brooker's Guardian article this morning and one of the commenters had used the word 'restbite' instead of 'respite'. I quite like that. I could use a restbite myself.
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From New Scientist 30 Aug in an article about laser weapons:
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"The winning laser will later have to be ruggedised to to survive field conditions and made small enough to fit on a truck."
'Ruggedised' or more popularly 'ruggedized' already returns 1,080,000 hits in Google.
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I heard this one on a news report some weeks ago, and I've been trying to forget it - so far with no success - PROMISCUALITY.

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Radio 4, PM program. Business bimbo being interviewed about the Credit Crunch: "The tumultuosness of the past few months..."

Tumult! The word is 'tumult', you moron!

Steam pressure dropping.

Calm... calm...
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Not sure if this is just a neologism or just crappy English but I just came across this on a Website devoted to the ancient British art of buggering up buildings by stone cladding them:

"The surface to be cladded is encased in a stainless steel frame..."
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A police representative has just been on the radio complaining that some officers were experiencing 'Skill Fade' from not riding their motor bikes more often. I think it means forgetting how to do something.

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Here's one that we use now, since Daughter #1 started using it thinking it was a real word - "lackage", as in "There's a lackage of red wine in my glass"....
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Meh... (I like 'meh' a lot)
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