A Way Of Saying It!
We live in the world of WORDS!
While teaching Public Address at Keiser University (Clearwater, Florida) in recent years, I had the students come in each day and quickly present to the class a new word which they had learned. I suggested that they go to one of the online websites which posted “Today’s Word” — or “Word of the Day”.
Why — the answer is obvious! If you are going to become proficient in Public Address, words matter!
I also challenged them to find, and even more than find, to make up new words. It is called a “portmanteau.”
You can do that by . . . .
changing nouns into verbs — “verbing”
changing verbs into nouns
changing verbs into adjectives
combining words — screenager
adding a prefix – declutter
adding a suffix – Presidentiable
Some examples of that include . . . . Facebook / MySpace / Google / Brunch . . . . or . . . .
thinkertoys — ideas to play around with in your mind
ride-diculous — a ridiculous kind of ride
game-storming — using games to brainstorm
Work-iversary — Happy Work-iversary
Sloring — sleepy and boring
Pictionary — a dictionary that leans heavily on the visual – pictures
Psychobabble — a derogatory description of psychology
Republicrat — A Republican who really is a Democrat.
Quadrupledecker — four layer hamburger
Splendiferous — very splendid
Hangry — hungry and angry
Hanitizer – hand sanitizer
Gagacious — make you gag
Wonderlishous – wonder and delicious
Yistory — a year of history
Kistory – a 1000 years of history
Youniverse — your world