This week I’ve two words both created by the popular cartoon “The Simpsons”.
Embiggens – verb meaning to make larger
Cromulent – adjective meaning plausible or legitimate. Now used to indicate the exact opposite. So if you say a word is cromulent, you mean that it’s not cromulent. If you see what I mean?
The dialogue of the episode in question is quoted at Urban Dictionary and will probably make things clearer than I can here. Or you can listen to the word embiggens in context on uTube (there’s sound on this link). Or, and I highly recommend it, check out Cracked’s article about the top phrases and words given to us by the Simpsons. It will improve your Monday, honest.
Next week’s blog about perfectly cromulent words will be posted on Tuesday, rather than on my regular Monday slot, as I’m off on a writing retreat this weekend, returning late on Monday.
Until next week, happy reading, writing, and wordfooling,