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#172735 - 01/21/08 09:48 PM neologism  
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Ive come up with a new word to describe the huge mansions going up in my neighborhood: IMMENSEOSITY.
> A combination of immense and monstrosity.
> What do you think?
> Machita

#172740 - 01/21/08 11:57 PM Re: neologism [Re: machita]  
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Originally Posted By: machita

> What do you think?


I think I want to pronounce the E (im mens ee OS i ty) per the spelling and I don't think it should be pronounced. If you don't want the E to be pronounced try spelling it IMMENSOSITY.

#172753 - 01/22/08 02:17 AM Re: neologism [Re: Faldage]  
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we just call them McMansions, here.

welcome mac!


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#172813 - 01/23/08 04:34 AM Re: neologism [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Immenseosity = more floor space, less home.
Immensosity = more floor space, less taste.

Is there a term for words that are almost synonyms? eg.
PS bienvenida(o?) Machita

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#172822 - 01/23/08 11:32 AM Re: neologism [Re: Zed]  
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Most synonyms at least purport to have shades of meaning.

#172826 - 01/23/08 01:10 PM Re: neologism [Re: Faldage]  
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Immansioneosity. (emphasis on -neo)

The neo form/mesurement of immense mansions.

#172833 - 01/23/08 04:41 PM Re: neologism [Re: BranShea]  
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Being that -osity is a common ending, I can't tell that immenseosity (with or without the e) is not just plain immense-ness or immense verbosity or immense bellicosity or ... How about immenstrosity?

In addition to McMansions, we also call them starter castles around here.

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#172846 - 01/24/08 04:27 PM Re: neologism [Re: machita]  
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Welcome Machita.

I'm not sure the meaning of immenseosity is immediately apparent. If I read it in a paragraph, I'd be highly dependant on the sentences around it to know what it meant. I'd probably say the thing was hugely ugly.


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