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Have i invented a word, and does it work?

Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:22 pm

Guy on twitter asked for a word to encapsulate being "more than the sum of their parts.

After waggishly suggesting "Burnley" i suggested "Cumulessence" (queue-mew-less-ence)

What you reckon?

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Post by Steve1956 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:24 pm

I suggest you get out more.
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Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:25 pm

Steve1956 wrote:I suggest you get out more.
Haha, in my defence i write for a living

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Post by Steve1956 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:28 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:Haha, in my defence i write for a living
:lol:

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Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:29 pm

Congratulations on your word. It works! I'm prepared to drop it into conversation - I can't imagine anyone questioning its meaning, as it sounds so correct!
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Post by spadesclaret » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:40 pm

I love words. Cumulessence is very appealing given its suggested meaning. I feel that it would look better spelled with 'sc' rather than 'ss'

I wonder when it will be accepted by the OED.
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Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:42 pm

spadesclaret wrote:I love words. Cumulessence is very appealing given its suggested meaning. I feel that it would look better spelled with 'sc' rather than 'ss'

I wonder when it will be accepted by the OED.
Well i made it up about 15 minutes ago so give them time eh? haha

I mainly write for the US market so i guess i have a habit of avoiding any complications, hence the ss vs sc
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Post by The Quattro » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:44 pm

It’s a perfectly cromulent word.
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Post by Lord Beamish » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:46 pm

Is the derivation from the Latin “cumulatus”(meaning heaped)? This is, after all, where we get words like ‘accumulation’ ‘cumulative’ and even ‘cumulonimbus’.

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Post by Rowls » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:48 pm

There is already the word from German, “gestalt” which means this and is considered by some to be a naturalized English word.

It’s also a school of psychology, which I know a lot about.
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Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:51 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:Is the derivation from the Latin “cumulatus”(meaning heaped)? This is, after all, where we get words like ‘accumulation’ ‘cumulative’ and even ‘cumulonimbus’.
Not consciously, but undoubtedly to a greater or lesser extent

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Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:51 pm

Rowls wrote:There is already the word from German, “gestalt” which means this and is considered by some to be a naturalized English word.

It’s also a school of psychology, which I know a lot about.
Brexit means Brexit, my man ;)

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Post by Rowls » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:58 pm

When I use a word, it means just what I want it mean - neither more nor less.

:)

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Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:40 pm

I'm totally discomnockerated!

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Post by Claretmatt4 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:45 pm

Great work Dan. May I offer my heartiest contrafibularities!

https://youtu.be/hOSYiT2iG08
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Post by Marney&Mee » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:49 pm

Claretmatt4 wrote:Great work Dan. May I offer my heartiest contrafibularities!

https://youtu.be/hOSYiT2iG08
pericobobulations?
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Post by Noblelight » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:52 pm

To much Simpsons Quattro
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Post by FCBurnley » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:33 pm

I am wordless

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Post by Jel » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:56 pm

I've got one for the weather we experience here in Lancashire,
Drizzrable!

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Post by bobinho » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:57 pm

I am Frasmotic, anaspeptic even compunctuous at your efforts.

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Post by bobinho » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:59 pm

Claretmatt4 wrote:Great work Dan. May I offer my heartiest contrafibularities!

https://youtu.be/hOSYiT2iG08
Yes, ‘tis a common word, down our way.

A superb episode.

The fire?

The hot orangey thing under the stony mantelpiece. Still has me chuckling out loud.
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Post by bobinho » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:04 pm

https://youtu.be/MfZRwILOJFE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There you are...

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Post by Dark Cloud » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:05 pm

I think you got it right the first time! :)

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Post by dougcollins » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:07 pm

You're mixing disparate roots Zizkov, though I have to say, I like it.

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Post by Claretmatt4 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:18 pm

bobinho wrote:Yes, ‘tis a common word, down our way.

A superb episode.

The fire?

The hot orangey thing under the stony mantelpiece. Still has me chuckling out loud.
Well I don't know what you're talking about but it sounds damn saucy to me!
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Post by morpheus2 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:37 pm

I have a word for when my dog is stopping and snuftering at every little pool of dog pee wee 0n a walk, I say "come on Rocky, you are making this very snifficult".
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Post by Bosscat » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:28 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:Haha, in my defence i write for a living
My m8 used to write obituaries he used to write for the dying

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Post by AfloatinClaret » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:52 pm

The Quattro wrote:It’s a perfectly cromulent word.
Did I read somewhere that 'cromulent' and 'embiggen', both having originated in The Simpsons, are now included in the US dictionary at least and perhaps in real English dictionaries too?

During my working career I was required to write quite a lot of often heavy-weight letters and tried always to hold to a piece of advice that I received early from a Senior Colleague who became something of a mentor to me:
"Whenever you're writing in dispute with someone, try to include one word which the recipient needs to 'look-up in the dictionary'; but never two, as that smacks of showing off.
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Post by houseboy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:52 am

Bosscat wrote:My m8 used to write obituaries he used to write for the dying
I’m dying to write an obituary.

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Post by houseboy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:54 am

ZizkovClaret wrote:Well i made it up about 15 minutes ago so give them time eh? haha

I mainly write for the US market so i guess i have a habit of avoiding any complications, hence the ss vs sc
If you write for the US market how come you need words more than 4 letters? :lol:

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Post by HieronymousBoschHobs » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:03 am

Rowls wrote:There is already the word from German, “gestalt” which means this and is considered by some to be a naturalized English word.

It’s also a school of psychology, which I know a lot about.
This is a good word to use, and (relatively speaking) it's not all that uncommon.

However...
ZizkovClaret wrote:Guy on twitter asked for a word to encapsulate being "more than the sum of their parts.

After waggishly suggesting "Burnley" i suggested "Cumulessence" (queue-mew-less-ence)

What you reckon?

Holistic is probably the most common e.g. 'a more holistic remedy for the business' flagging fortunes would not have treated each department as though they operated independently'. It comes from the Ancient Greek 'holos' for whole.
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Post by HieronymousBoschHobs » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:04 am

Steve1956 wrote:I suggest you get out more.
Just birds, beer and fast cars right, laaaaaaaaaad

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Post by atlantalad » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:59 am

May be just say 110% efficient. ;)

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Post by AlargeClaret » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:36 am

“Cum” is always tricky one to slip into any word imo

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Post by ZizkovClaret » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:52 am

AlargeClaret wrote:“Cum” is always tricky one to slip into any word imo
Especially when working in Scunthorpe

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Post by Redbeard » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:53 am

Spades has nailed it, Zizkov: it just needs to be '-escence', not '-essence'.

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Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:23 am

-essence sounds like you've made an essential oil out of your ball sack product.

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Post by IanMcL » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:03 am

ZizkovClaret wrote:Guy on twitter asked for a word to encapsulate being "more than the sum of their parts.

After waggishly suggesting "Burnley" i suggested "Cumulessence" (queue-mew-less-ence)

What you reckon?
Excellent start. It really is a maxiplus word

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Post by The Quattro » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:06 pm

AfloatinClaret wrote:Did I read somewhere that 'cromulent' and 'embiggen', both having originated in The Simpsons, are now included in the US dictionary at least and perhaps in real English dictionaries too?

During my working career I was required to write quite a lot of often heavy-weight letters and tried always to hold to a piece of advice that I received early from a Senior Colleague who became something of a mentor to me:
"Whenever you're writing in dispute with someone, try to include one word which the recipient needs to 'look-up in the dictionary'; but never two, as that smacks of showing off.
They certainly have made it to the OED. Very pleasing!

https://public.oed.com/updates/new-word ... june-2018/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by theroyaldyche » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:18 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:Haha, in my defence i write for a living
Aye but theres a difference between writing shite and not

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Post by ZizkovClaret » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:52 pm

theroyaldyche wrote:Aye but theres a difference between writing shite and not
As you consistently show :D

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Post by theroyaldyche » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:55 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:As you consistently show :D
The chikov it

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Post by Bosscat » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:05 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:Guy on twitter asked for a word to encapsulate being "more than the sum of their parts.

After waggishly suggesting "Burnley" i suggested "Cumulessence" (queue-mew-less-ence)

What you reckon?
Did you experience a slight "Tumescence" ;) afterwards
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by icu81b4 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:50 pm

Er..... Doesn't 'Synergy' already cover this requirement?

Although I do like your word too.

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Post by ZizkovClaret » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:56 pm

icu81b4 wrote:Er..... Doesn't 'Synergy' already cover this requirement?

Although I do like your word too.
I'd suggest synergy describes working together, but doesn't express the resulting bonus of more than the sum of the contributing parts

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Post by icu81b4 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:49 pm

https://www.google.com/search?q=synergy ... e&ie=UTF-8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

synergy
/ˈsɪnədʒi/
noun
the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.
"the synergy between artist and record company"
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Post by IWOODLOVETT » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:36 am

Not sure a lower case “i” is a word. ;)

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Post by ZizkovClaret » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:58 am

IWOODLOVETT wrote:Not sure a lower case “i” is a word. ;)
Hey, when i'm not being paid, standards aren't the same ;)

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Post by Bosscat » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:13 am

AlargeClaret wrote:“Cum” is always tricky one to slip into any word imo
Unless you are in or near that infamous village on Orkney (or the other one on Shetland) that features regularly in peoples facebook, twitter and instagram etc......
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Post by Pstotto » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:36 am

Perhaps the word 'kanizsa' might be appropriate. It is the name of the bloke who did the Kanisza triangle, which is a gestalt illusion of seeing an object that isn't there, which might also be appropriate to the notion of the opposition 'chasing shadows'.

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