I like words ‘n’ stuff
I’m a nerd. I’ll admit it. Specifically, I’m a word nerd. I love to read, I love to write, I love language. When I use instant messenger or “texting” on my cellphone, I write out full sentences and use proper grammar and spelling. You won’t get a message from me that says “R U going 2nite?”
Verbotomy is a game wherein each day a new definition is posted on the site, and the competitors merge two other words (or use some other contrivance) to create a new verb that describes said definition. The new verb is scored based on originality (does it appear in a Google search?) and uniqueness (have any other competitors entered it or something like it?) and is then voted on by users of the site. For example, today’s definition:
“A group of runners that moves as a single entity, ignoring traffic signals and pedestrians alike.”
I came up with “clujog” (cluster + jog). I got 11 points (nothing on a Google search, and no one entered it before) and so far have 2 votes. [You may go vote for “clujog” now. I will wait.]
This, my friends, warms the word nerd heart.