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Made Up Words

Made-Up Travel Words Make Vacations Seem Cooler

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Hotels advertise "bleisure" packages. The Thai Tourism Authority is promoting "honeyteering." And a Mississippi TV anchor told advoc...

15 Made-Up Words That You Should Start Using Right Now

Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts

Ever heard of "nurdeling"? You know, the act of sticking your cold feet under someone's butt on the couch. How about a "woolly-doop-doop"? That thing,...

The Problem With -ISH

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Dr. Peggy Drexler

-Ish is, no doubt, convenient, the drive-thru of adjectives. I'll give it that. But, like a steady diet of fast food, -ish, not used in moderation, will catch up to you.

11 Commonly Used Made-Up Words That Drive Us Insane

Shelley Emling | Posted 12.15.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

When it comes to words, people have all sorts of pet peeves. Here are 11 made-up or misused words that drive us insane.

LOOK: 14 Words We'd Like To See Added To The Dictionary

Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents

Several years ago, HuffPost blogger Melissa Sher became aware of a void in the English language. It didn't have enough words. "I needed a word to des...

What Do Hobbits, Robots, and Yahoos Have In Common?

Mark Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Peters

Words come from everywhere. TV shows are productive -- look at "Battlestar Galactica's" "frak," Stephen Colbert's "truthiness," and "30 Rock's" "blurg...