In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Play Lexicographer.”
Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.
One of the first words I created was Prang. It was an 8th grade english assignment where we had to create & market a product. This was back in the early 70s during the heyday of the Apollo moon missions. Tang – an orange colored & flavored drink mix – was marketed as the drink of astronauts. Prang was the companion purple covered prune flavored dring mix.
Another word that I use occasionally is assitude. This is a direct contextual & situational application of attitude. Its not a term of endearment, probably best explained as an epithet that describes substandard conduct. It appropriately describes someone who is full of themselves, elevating themselves above others.
But thats not all, I have a collection of what I call 241s. That is where the last letter of the first word becomes the first letter of the next word. I.E. Playfulaughter.
As always, To Be Continued.