I accidentally created a fake word a few days ago. It happened because of my new boss, a younger Ivy League guy who likes to talk a lot and think of new acronyms for old ideas. Anyway, after a meeting, I was ticked off and quietly muttered to a co-worker who (I hope) agrees with me:
“This new guy is way too damnbitious.”
I had meant to say “too damn ambitious” but I ran the words together. It was an accident.
“You came up with a new word,” my co-worker said. “If he fires you for complaining, at least you have that.”
I don’t like new words, especially if they’re fake. The English language has enough words, so many that we don’t need many fake ones. Last year, I used…
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