Galwaywegian’s Pesky Paper-cut Word Published in the Toronto Star

Galwaywegian joined the ranks of our published Verbotomists today. His word “Minimaim”, which describes those pesky paper cuts which never seem to heal — as sharply defined by our ever-creative definitionist remistram — was picked as one of the top invented words by Toronto Star writer John Sakamoto. You can see the full story in the Toronto Star here:

The week’s best invented words

And here is Galwaywegian’s complete definition:

'Oh no! I won't be able to type for another week!'


Created by: galwaywegian

Definition: n., A pesky but persistently painful, and seemingly incurable paper cut, or small wound, which simply refuses heal; usually located on a “high use” body part, like a fingertip, knuckle or tongue.

Pronunciation: minn eee maym

Sentence: Her injury was a minimaim (measuring less than 5mm. Any smaller and it would have been classed a micromaim. she hadn’t had one of those since her last mouth ulcer.

Etymology: minimum, maim.

Congratulations Galwaywegian!

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Stevenson0’s “Delusional” Published in The Toronto Star

Stevenson0’s “Delusional” was picked as one of the top invented words by Toronto Star writer John Sakamoto. With hordes of dealusional Christmas shoppers heading south every weekend to do a little cross-border shopping in Buffalo, there is no doubt that the word dealusional has a particularly special ring in Toronto.

Here’s Stevenson0’s full verbotocism:

Definition: adj., To believe you’re saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don’t really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

Pronunciation: dee/loo/shun/al

Sentence: Bart was completely dealusional and continued to stockpile worthless ‘bargains’.

Etymology: deal + delusion

You can ses the story in the The Toronto Star here:

Congratulations Stevenson0!

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