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! ;)