March 17, 2017 by Petrea
Language is a Jellyfish
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“Language is a city, to the building of which every human being brought a stone; yet he is no more to be credited with the grand result than the acaleph which adds a cell to the coral reef which is the basis of the continent.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wilma has made up some words, like “shimpee” for the sleepiness that comes from her anti-histamine, and “push-growler” for lawnmower. I haven’t made up any besides “Pasadenamanian” and “Pasadenish” (like Dane and Danish) for my fellow locals, and it remains to be seen whether those will stick to the lexicon.
Someone should get credit for “acaleph,” at the very least.
What words have you created?