G'day! I am popping in briefly today to share with you something I now have in the works. On occasion, The Old Man will speak a word in a strange and new way. Sometimes is it just a pronunciation difference, but other times, it is an entirely new twist on a word so that it could easily become its own new word. Sometimes, we good-naturedly point it out. Today, that phenomenon occurred, and we ended up with a budding new Lexicon from T.O.M.'s use of Neblia in place of Nebula.
1. Update: I see that verblex is not entirely new, and may already be in usage in different ways. I will come up with a new word for the below meaning...stay tuned.
Verblex: (verb) I am calling "the act of accidentally creating new words" verblex. Verblex is a verb meaning to accidentally create new words by combining or mispronouncing existing words, resulting in a novel linguistic expression that may or may not have a clear meaning. For example, if someone meant to say "coffee" but accidentally said "coffeen," they would have just verblexed. Or, if they were talking about a nebula, but accidentally said "neblia," they would have just VERBLEXED, and in doing so, created the start of Shonda & T.O.M.'s Lexicon: A Growing List of Inspired New Words.
2. Neblia: Neblia (noun) - a rare and mysterious phenomenon of changing water pressure that occurs only in the deepest parts of the ocean,causing a swirling vortex of bioluminescent plankton and aquatic creatures.
Possible dictionary entries below:
Pronounciation /VUHR-bleks/ (with emphasis on the first syllable and a short "e" sound in the second syllable).
(third-person singular simple present verblexes, present participle verblexing, simple past and past participle verblexed)
- to accidentally create new words by combining or mispronouncing existing words, resulting in a novel linguistic expression that may or may not have a clear meaning
- To manipulate language in a powerful or mysterious way, as if under the influence of a verblex.
noun: verblex (plural verblexes or verbleces)
- the term used to describe a powerful and elusive concept, object, or force that possesses the ability to manipulate or control language in extraordinary ways.
- Relating to or characterized by the use or influence of a verblex.
1. A swirling deep-sea vortex, characterized by a powerful current that can pull objects and organisms deep into its depths.
2. A rare and mysterious phenomenon of changing water pressure that occurs only in the deepest parts of the ocean,causing a swirling vortex of bio-luminescent plankton and aquatic creatures.
3. A word referring to the great unknown.
Example: They ventured into the neblia, not knowing if they would ever make it out alive.
Etymology: The word "neblia" is believed to have originated from the Latin word "nebulosus," meaning cloudy or misty, and the Greek word "byssos," meaning deep. The combination of these two words reflects the hazy, murky appearance of the swirling vortex and its location in the deep sea.
Related words: vortex, maelstrom, whirlpool, eddy
Note: These words are not currently recognized by any standard dictionary and are purely the creation of Shonda Sinclair and The Old Man, and are now part of our growing lexicon; once we have enough of these, Shonda may publish the book; stay tuned!
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