Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Tonight I came across something fun: a fake word generator. I'm always curious about word etymology, and even fake words like these can be sussed out in semi-logical fashion and given reasonable meanings based on their structure, since they're made up of real prefixes and suffixes.

Felsither! A type of handheld musical instrument using both keys and plucked strings!
Here's a few of my favorites, in no particular order:
  • Novanoid
  • Luezoid
  • Feandra
  • Claster
  • Frorealm
  • Moderock
  • Felsither
  • Yodacloud (hmm, tut tut, rain it looks like, yes!)
  • Pentwist
So if you had to assign meanings to these words, what meanings would you choose? Which word would you want to catch on the most? (I like "Claster," a portmanteau word of "clash" and "plastered" and meaning "one who frequently engages in drunken brawls," especially if it later becomes a surname.)

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