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Neologisms that make me giggle:

  1. 404: Someone who’s clueless. From the World Wide Web error message 404 Not Found, meaning that the requested document could not be located.
  2. Geobragging: Repeated status updates noting your location in an attempt to get attention or make other people jealous.
  3. Ego surfer:  A person who boosts his ego by searching for his own name on Google and other search engines.

These come from The Washington Post Neologism Competition – they made me more than giggle – I guffawed my way through them…

  1. Coffee: the person upon whom one coughs.
  2. Flabbergasted: appalled over how much weight you have gained.
  3. Abdicate: to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
  4. Esplanade: to attempt an explanation while drunk.
  5. Negligent: describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
  6. Lymph: to walk with a lisp.
  7. Balderdash: a rapidly receding hairline.

The following page was consulted to compile this post – Great examples of neologisms.

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