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Neologisms abound

Neologism?  Yes — that is a new word meaning, usage or phrase.  In some cases, a neologism is a common word with a new and humorous meaning.

The Washington Post newspaper recently had quite a list of these funny definitions.

Here are a few examples from their article:

  • coffee  — a person who is coughed on
  • cabbage patch  —  a patch for those trying to stop eating cabbage
  • discussion —  a Frisbee-related head injury
  • population —  the nice feeling you get when drinking soda

Be sure to check out the full Washington Post article for some others.  I liked racket, gargoyle and flabbergasted too.

Do you have any to add?