Today I am continuing with my new feature: Made-It-Up Mondays.
I am throwing out a 100% made-up word (that I actually use in real life) and I am asking you to a) define the word, and b) then use the word in a sentence that indicates how the word could be used.
Why? Because someone recently gave me the book The Meaning of Tingo: And Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World.
“Slampadato” is an Italian word, a noun, meaning one who is addicted to the UV glow of tanning salons.
We don’t really have a word for that in English, do we?
When I can’t find the right word on the word-shelf to fit my mood or predicament, I just make one up.
When we last played this game, the word was ARBORCADE, and the person who came closest to defining the word the way I actually use the word was Brian Henke. He guessed that an arborcade was:
that well-intended planting of trees across the back of your yard that you pictured as a beautiful, well-maintained sanctuary for people and wildlife that has grown into a wild, impenetrable tangle of growth that could swallow small children and now has barricaded you from some of your favorite neighbors.
We have, in fact, planted a boat-load of trees in the back of our house in an attempt to “arborcade” ourselves off from the enormous school that looms in our backyard.
Continuing alphabetically, this week, a made-up word that I often use is:
What the heck is that? When would you say it? Define it and give me a sentence in which you show me how you would use it.
You know, if it were a real word. 😉
Whoever comes closest to defining it the way I actually use it will get a mention and a link to his or her blog, if applicable.