Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 14:58:31 EST
From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer
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Subject: New word of the year (eponym division)
I picked this up off a computer humor mailing list, and thought I'd pass
it along. Unfortunately, there are enough people doing this that the
verb "to fuhrman" may be needed.
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Date: Fri, 8 Dec 95 17:08:38 -0500
To: silent-tristero[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]world.std.com
From: blamb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]meitca.com (Bill Lambert)
Subject: Re: a new word for you; please use it immediately
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Reply-To: blamb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]meitca.com (Bill Lambert)
At 1:01 AM 12/08/95, t byfield wrote:
I invented a new word yesterday and thought I would share it with you.
somnblabulist - someone who talks in his or her sleep
From which, I, being the King of My New Word, derive the following:
blabule - primary unit of blab
I like the 'blabule', but could you please tell us the pronounciation
of the first word? I hardly ever use words I can't say after 3 beers :-)
[Being able to coin new words is one of the 4 basic freedoms, along with
freedom of religion, the freedom of screwing the consenting adult of your
choice, and the freedom of choosing your own network provider.]
I also coined a word recently that I hope people will bring into
common usage (not invented... we can't really invent words
because the nature of words is that they define existing concepts
that need the benefit of convenient shorthand descriptions).
The word is "to fuhrman" (v.) and is derived from the name of
LAPD All-star detective Mark Fuhrman. To fuhrman is to exercise
racial prejudice or harrassment against mixed race couples, as in:
"We were fuhrmaned on the subway when this guy called my wife
a (ethnic_slur_of_choice) lover." The word is catching on and has
been used by several people besides myself in the soc.couples.intercultural
I got this idea from the Japanese using the name of ex-President
Bush as a verb root meaning "to vomit disgracefully".
Hmm... I wonder how many new words tristero folks can develop
based on their favorite well known personalities.