That Should Be A Word

atkins bookshelf wordsWhen 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




Read related posts: How Long Does it Take to Read a Million Words?
How Many Words in the English Language?
How Many Books Does the Average American Read?

For further reading:

Join the conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: