15 November, 2013
Thanks to Paul Power, a former Letters & Numbers contestant, for relaying this nifty idea, via the Washington Post. Pick a word, any word, and add one letter to coin something new, with a comical twist.
Their best example is ERRUDITION, being the droll misuse of big words. But I’m hunching we may concoct a few stronger stowaway samples. Here’s my kick-off:
PLANTITUDE – the gardener’s mindset
LOATHARIO – romantic lead you love to hate
IMPRESSARIO – smooth-talking entrepreneur who usually fails to deliver
LUMBRICATE – oil the sundeck
Care to add this glosscary? (Excitingly, comment #25000 is likely to clock over in this post’s forum. Thanks for all your play and input over the time.)