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Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world

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Schlock Captain Quidnunc

A new coinage: "cosmosis"

Something which came up in one of my comments on vavaverity's journal, but which was too funny not to post here. It's a new coinage: cosmosis. This reminds me of that very funny contest sponsored by some group or other whereby the readers are challenged to invent a new term by taking an already existing word and adding or subtracting a letter and giving a definition for the new term. I wish I had thought of this one while the contest was ongoing, and I'd have enterted it!

cosmosis (n.): Process whereby adolescent males incidentally learn something about women by reading Cosmopolitian Magazine while browsing for pictures of girls in lingerie.

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And regardless of how stupid... I am having fun with this tonight.


BTW, the contest you're thinking of was probably run by the Washington Post. They do something like that every week.

It doesn't fit the rules exactly, but a friend of mind used to refer to drivers of a certain inattentive style as "obliviots".

Probably the all-time classic add-a-letter is luser, as in, "I told the luser I didn't know the answer to his question, but he might find it on page 6, paragraph 2, third sentence in the manual I wrote JUST FOR HIM."

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