Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bad (good? fun?) Habit

I make up words.

Yeah, it's bad. I'm in deep.

It all began when I looked at my husband one day and said, "You're full of awesomesauce." He blinked repeatedly before saying, "Awesomesauce?"
It was already out there in the ether and I couldn't take it back so I just nodded.

Now, I'm aware that I didn't make this word up. I MUST have heard it somewhere before and my tiny subconscious packed it away for the future. But I sure thought I'd made it up. Until I read Reasons I Fell For The Funny Fat Friend by Becca Ann (otherwise known as Cassie Mae). [Sidenote: I LOOOVE this book. I'm talking seriously, spankiliciously, love it. Okay, end sidenote.]

There I was reading along and I come across MY WORD. Now every time a new word that doesn't actually exist pops out of my mouth I wonder if it ACTUALLY DOES exist. You following me here?

Anyway, this is the one thing I have in common with my favorite character from the Dead of Asher series. Peg. She makes up words. She's boomtastic (awesome).

Here are a few she's slung around lately:

Grumpet: a grumpy pet.
Mactastic: either referring to a super great Mac product (RIP Steve Jobs) or a hot guy.
Hater-itis: a disease that causes people to hate on others.
Sweater: well, that's a real word but she has a new meaning for it... yeah, you probably guessed it. A person who sweats a lot.

BTW, you should've seen how the page lit up when I spellchecked this post! ;)

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure you've heard some of the crazy made up words from C. That girl is too funny. She's always saying the craziest things. That apple didn't fall far from the tree. She's gonna be a comedian when she grows up.

    Glad to see you have your blog up and running! Can't wait for book #2. Love ya girl.