Words I have invented

Here are just two of the words that I have invented to fill gaps in the English language. Adopt, disseminate, and promulgate them!

Spanxiety cf. spangst, spanxious

The fear of being punished; trepidation at the thought of retribution for past transgressions.

Little Jimmy, having been seen stealing the cookies, was now feeling quite spanxious.
I suffered a bout of spanxiety at the thought of what she would do to me.

Illigiterate cf. illigiteracy

Children born out of wedlock who lack basic reading and writing skills.

With the advent of widely-available contraceptives and education, illigiteracy has fallen in Australia.
Illigiteracy Venn Diagram

1 thought on “Words I have invented

  1. Beetcha Toouit says:

    I thought up “spanxious” over four years ago. oh well. cheers!


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