Lately i am fascinated by words.
it is remarkable to me that we actually understand each other.
usually, when we talk, we understand each other quite well.
despite the fact that our brains and souls are very individual.
my appeal to you is let’s invent new words.
comments and suggestions are highly welcome. perhaps we can make some words really popular?
if i understand correctly, ‘quiz’ was invented in the University of Chicago in the 60s.
Wikipedia adds this note:
There is a well-known myth about the word “quiz”, which says that in 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within twenty-four hours. He then went out and hired a group of street urchins to write the word “quiz”, which was a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin. Within a day, the word was common currency and had acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant, everyone thought it was some sort of test) and Daly had some extra cash in his pocket. However, there is no evidence to support the story, and the term was already in use before the alleged bet in 1791.
my new word for this post is:
what does it mean? ‘
news it! – something you say to someone who just bought a new item. ‘תתחדש’ in hebrew
perhaps the salespeople at Banana Republic will great you on the way out with ‘News it’, instead of ‘have a nice day’ or ‘thanks for shopping with us’