Words are helpful in expressing ideas. So it is no surprise that authors, who sometimes try to express ideas, need to make a few words up. This video from PBS Other Words goes through a few examples.

I’m currently reading The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent. A topic discussed in the book was on how language and culture shape how we think and express ourselves. So the ability to craft out language is an important skill to advance not only language, but also culture and society and potentially the way we think.

Personally, I’m trying to make the word beveragement catch on.

3 thoughts on “Popular Words Invented by Authors

  1. Dear Tyson,

    Thank you for sharing the excellent video written by Dr Erica Brozovsky and Andrew Matthews.

    I have yet to mint any new words, but have so far coined a number of neologisms such as “Quotation Fallacy“, “Quotation Mutation“, “Motivational Quotation Industry“, “Quotational Intelligence” and “Appeal to Misquotation” from my lengthy post called The Quotation Fallacy “💬”; as well as “Misquotation Pandemic“, “Disinformation Polemic” and “Viral Falsity” from my expansive post called “Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity“, both of which you can easily locate at the Home page of my blog.

    Wishing you a very Happy August!

    Yours sincerely,

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      1. You are very welcome, Tyson. I look forward to interacting with you at my blog. It is best to view my posts and pages on a large screen of a desktop or laptop computer, since those lengthy multimedia posts and my blog could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

        Furthermore, since my intricate blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus animations, it is advisable to avoid using the WordPress Reader, which cannot show many of the advanced features in my posts and pages. Instead, read the posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to savour and relish all of the refined and glorious details. Please enjoy them to your heart’s content.

        Yours sincerely,

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