When lexicographer and humorist Lizzie Skurnick began writing her column “There Should Be A Word for That” for The New York Times Magazine, she struck linguistic gold — readers sent in a motherlode of clever neologisms (new words) covering every aspect of fast-paced, ever-changing modern life. “[It’s] this multiplicity,” Skurnick writes “that makes a good neologism both a necessity and a joy. Neologisms are words we scrape up from existing words to reflect our many-layered behavior, how our behavior and lives have intertwined in unexpected ways.” Here are some golden nuggets from Skurnick’s expansive “That Should Be A Word” treasure chest related to marriage.
Loave: to love and hate equally
Boudwar: An argument that begins in the bedroom
Procredating: Looking for a partner in order to begin a family
Bridealize: Going overboard when planning a wedding
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