Reddit users thought about what words they lack in English, and offered their own options – along with their meanings. The online magazine Skyeng chose the seven most interesting ideas.
Notivation: it’s like motivation, but the opposite; attempts to avoid doing the right thing;
Twance: twitter + trance, when you sit in front of the keyboard and think in a trance, what else would this splash out on the Internet;
Angression: anger + depression, a terrible mixture of anger and depression;
Overmorrow: the day after tomorrow. In English, it is not convenient to say “the day after tomorrow” in one word, and “the day after tomorrow” is very cumbersome, so why not invent overmorrow;
Covfefe: this word was invented by Donald Trump, and users determined its meaning – the process of self-destruction through constant errors in social networks;
Waping: strong emotions for no apparent reason;
Tastualization: taste + visualization, analogue of visualization, but with a sense of taste. It's like when you remember the khinkali and immediately feel the taste of broth. Mmm!
Such word-formation is well known to each of us since childhood – for example, according to Lewis Carroll’s “Barmaglot”, half consisting of made-up words, the meaning of which, however, could be concluded intuitively. Have you read Barmaglot in the original?
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