- What goes up must come down.
- Matter is never created nor destroyed.
- Heat always rises; cold settles.
- The amount of time it takes to go through the checkout line is inversely proportional to the amount of time you have to get to the next appointment.
- Any obstacle between a dog and shortbread cookies will be overcome. (By our dog, anyway!)
But other things are more fluid, often catching us by surprise with marvelous variety.
- The weather, for instance.
- Colorful hues and shadows cast by a sunset.
- Fleeting expressions on the face of a friend.
- A teenager's reasons for why they MUST do something. Or for why they should not have to!
- And words. Especially words.
Yesterday, my daughter and I spent several lovely hours sitting in a Tim Horton's coffee shop in Erie, PA, working through some plot challenges in two current works-in-progress. As our brains scrambled for creative solutions, new word combinations often popped out of our mouths, surprising us both into fits of smothered giggling until we actually created a small commotion. We found some of our new inventions to be rather ingenious, though.
For instance, what would YOU call something integral to a schematic?
What else, but integratic?
And if something is epically economic, of course it would be epinomic, wouldn't it?
We had a good time increasing our vocabulage.
As I was trying to pull my 16yo son, Tim, out of his early-morning fog today, he commented on my ma'amliness. My what?? It caught me by surprise and made me laugh out loud. But why can't ma'amliness be a word? It fit very well in the context.
And my daughter-in-law, Erin, was telling me about a recipe for a spaghetti-lasagna kind of dish. Spaghagna? Laghetti? :)
Okay, I may be a little weird, but these things make me laugh!
How about you? What new words have you and your family coined? Does the changeableness of our language frustrate you or fascinate you?