New Words

Posted By on August 4, 2006

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“Words for Common Items, Events, or Descriptors”

.: Douglas Adams and John Lloyd published a book titled “The Deeper Meaning of Liff” wherein they had definitions for words that they felt needed to exist. For instance, a haxby (n.) is “any gardening implement found in a potting-shed whose exact purpose is unclear.” The words for these new definition were taken from city names in Britain, but there were some exceptions, like malibu (n.): “The height by which the top of a wave exceeds the height to which you have rolled up your trousers.”

.: Recently I’ve noticed quite a few situations which I believe deserve their own words. Today I found two, and I would like to share them with you:

Brady
(n.) 1. a. An undesirable flavor that accumulates in a container of sweets as other flavors are eaten. b. Most common brady is lemon, or “yellow.”
2. A single representative of the undesired flavor.

“Dude, what’s left in your bag?” “Oh, mainly bradies and some reds.”

Luling
(n.) Any slim or flattened object, usually a bookmark but occasionally a photograph, found between the pages of a book purchased from a used bookstore.

“Check out this weird luling I got from Bob’s Paperback Exchange”

.: Here are some pictures to help you visualize these new words:


Bradies


A luling

.: Borrowing from Adams and Lloyd’s method, I have used names of cities in my native state of Texas: Brady, TX and Luling, TX.

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2 Responses to “New Words”

  1. Robin Z says:

    I like “brady” as a word better. That said, someone left a luling in a book I swiped from a school booksale, talking about the historical Arthur of the Britons on one side, and pointing towards some questions on pg. 56 of the book it’s in on the other.

  2. Christina says:

    I believe I had more than one occasion to use both of those words this summer. Why don’t you like lemon? Who doesn’t like lemon?

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