Today we continue with Made-It-Up Mondays where I throw out a 100% made-up word and ask you to:
- define the word
- provide its part of speech, and
- use the word in a sentence that indicates how the word could be used.
Why? Because it’s fun. And because someone gave me the book
The Yupga word “Mamihlapinatapi” from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego refers to a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to do.
When I can’t find the right word on the word-shelf to fit my mood or predicament, I just make one up.
The last time we did this the word was “fongutter” and I am sad to say, no one was even close. FON was really pronounced PHONE, and this word harks back to the days when Tech Support was still a wee thing who liked to take apart old phones to see how they worked. Now he enjoys taking bigger stuff, so I have to tell him to stop being a “fongutter” and put my shizzle back together.
No worries. We shall plough ahead.
The first person to use the word even remotely close to the way I do shall receive linky-love. And by that, I mean I will announce your identity in the next Made-It-Up Monday post next month and link up to your blog, so folks can head over and check out your stuff.
If you are not a blogger, don’t worry. If you guess the meaning, I will highlight your name in bold and let everyone know how smart you are. If you are looking for a new job, you can put “uncanny ability to define 100% bogus words” on your resumé and direct prospective employers here. I will totally back you up.
Continuing alphabetically, this month’s word is:
What the heck is that? 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. 😉
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