Neologisms III

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knowedge (knowledge + edge?) : n. a competitive advantage gained by having special or general knowledge.  “Our firm has the knowedge and contacts to meet or exceed your goals…”

simpify (simplify + simper?) : v. 1. to simplify beyond usefulness 2. to simplify in a coy, ingratiating, or coquettish manner 3. to simplify some concept in a manner that annoys anyone who understood the original idea. “Do these instructions simpify things enough?”

literatire (literature + attire) : n. the uniform or standard attire of literary types or those with literary pretensions. “I don’t go to that cafe any more, I don’t have the right literatire to get served.”


connoisewer (connoisseur + sewer) : n. 1. a self-proclaimed connoisseur whose tastes are not actually all that discriminating or refined “I always thought I had good taste in beer but it turns out I’m a connoisewer; I like Miller High Life as much as Pilsner Urquel.” ; 2. one whose taste extends beyond the conventionally accepted norms to include low, trashy, or vulgar forms.  “He’s a real movie connoisewer; he’s seen all of Arch Hall, Jr.’s films many times.”

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  1. Reminds me of the people who judge the quality of the fish filets at McDonald’s. “I’m sorry to inform you of this dear, but your fish is sub-par.”




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