I think there are enough words about all ready. American English is difficult enough to learn without inventing new meanings for old sounds. I completely disliked the word “sheople” (sometimes spelled “sheeple)” when I first encountered it. I thought it was silly and derogatory. After spending some time at a few social networking sites, I have come to realize that the word is useful. There does seems to be many people about these sites that do not leave clues that they are thinking for themselves. Another word I encountered that I do not appreciate is the word “Staycation.” It is used to express staying home for vacation. Vacation is based on vacating, leaving, so staycation seems a little odd to me. If you are leaving your work schedule to stay home and do nothing, it is still a vacation from work. I don’t want to play nice with the prompt, but decided I should, at least, explain myself.
My grasp of the American English language is not good. In my world, grammar is a form of torture. I am inflicted too often with the form of torture called”: spellevasion. Spellevasion is a situation where the correct spelling of a word evades your every attempt to find it. I can’t even get the spelling close enough for my Spellchecker to form a guess. How bad is that? It’s very fusstrating (Fusstrating is the act of being fusstrated. Fusstrate is the result of being attacked by spellevasion. One gets so frustrated that they keep fussing over it rather than leave it go or choose a different word.) The other issue I have is called: defelusion. This is what happens when I am trying to decide which word better defines what I am trying to say: like affect and effect. I can spell these words, but I always fuss about which one is needed. Since I am in no position to make up words that I probably will spell wrong anyway, I will leave this challenge to those with a better understanding of the language.
I read a few entertaining posts, like DarkStartBurning’s post: Word-mangling like a boss. That was incredibly funny, had to share the link.