Tuesday, 19 June 2007

YesBut what does it mean?

Awoke this morning with the word “repensity” on my mind. Looked it up in the dictionary no entry. Entered it into Google and got Do you mean "propensity"?

Obviously I had discovered a word that had fallen off the lorry on its way from the word factory. The question is: was it a spare word, or is there a meaning out there still waiting to be united with the word?

Or had I discovered a dastardly crime, was repensity thrown out of the lorry by a renegade “p”, who then took its place, disguised as “propensity”? I then found another word “repensiation” - obviously a relative of repensity. Google wanted to know if I meant “presentation”. Obviously Google has got some fundamental shortcomings when it comes to the English language!

I think I have the duty to rescue the two words and find meanings for them.

re - means negative, (as in resign, recant)
pen - writing
sit - be in position

So “repensit” means - no writing i.e. before I write my blog it is repensit, afterwards it’s a load of old codswallop.

Repensity” means - a state of not being able to identify anything to write about. A condition that frequently occurs when I sit in front of the computer, thinking of a subject for the blog.

Repensiation” means - an act that I’m tempted to do at this very moment i.e. hitting the delete button to send this blog to the bin.

There is also “reprensiating” meaning the act of inadvertently clicking on the delete button before first saving a document.

This lexicography game, is far easier than I thought it would be


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5 comments:

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Oooo I'm looking for a spare word.
I want a word for that moment in between farting in company and knowing for certain whether or not you've got away with it.
You know, the time it takes to reach nose level.
Will it wonder up?
Or was it a scentless one?
Will the conversation continue?
Or will they start pulling faces?
Should you warn them in advance, risking unnecessary disgust if it turns out it was a scentless one that you would have got away with if you hadn't mentioned it???
It's that pause of not knowing... I need a name for this period of time.
Maybe I should ask on my blog.
Hehehehe.....

Bart said...

Douglas Adams wrote a whole book (with another dude) called The Deeper Meaning of Liff in which they defined words for which there was no definition yet. Pretty damn funny.

YesBut said...

B.T.
The firsts thought that comes to mind is based on poignant pause.
- pungent pause

YesBut said...

Hi Bart
I'll have to take a look at it.

Catmoves said...

“Repensity” means - a state of not being able to identify anything to write about. A condition that frequently occurs when I sit in front of the computer, thinking of a subject for the blog.
What is the opposite of this great word? Could it be "propresensity"? Hurry, I need an answer postprendity.