Category: new words

  • brexit stage right?

    I have tried to resist the change, I have tried to make a stand, I have tried to persuade others, but in the end it seems inevitable that ‘Brexit’ has entered the English language. It’s such an ugly and clumsy word – a lazy amalgamation of ‘Britain’ and ‘exit’ to denote the decision in the…

  • new words

    Those of you who are unfortunate enough to be regular visitors to this blog (and the fact you keep coming back suggests that you are doing it¬†deliberately as opposed to those who have stumbled on this repository of bloggerel on t’internet)¬†will know that from time to time I like to invent words. I have created…

  • Pontificating

    So, that one caught us all by surprise didn’t it? I did not hear of anyone who was claiming credit for predicting that the Pope would be resigning yesterday, nor that he would announce his resignation in Latin! I don’t want to get too side-tracked by this, but I wondered what the Latin word for…

  • another new word is born

    In my ongoing quest to create new words to enter common usage in the English Language I am proud to announce the birth of a new word (you’ll see how relevant that description is in a moment): To describe the period of time for a church when their Minister is on Maternity Leave (or possibly…