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#172735 - 01/21/08 04:48 PM neologism
machita Offline

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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 06:57 PM Re: neologism [Re: machita]
Faldage Offline
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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 - 01/21/08 09:17 PM Re: neologism [Re: Faldage]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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we just call them McMansions, here.

welcome mac!
formerly known as etaoin...

#172813 - 01/22/08 11:34 PM Re: neologism [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
Zed Offline

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
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

Edited by Zed (01/22/08 11:45 PM)

#172822 - 01/23/08 06:32 AM Re: neologism [Re: Zed]
Faldage Offline
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Most synonyms at least purport to have shades of meaning.

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

The neo form/mesurement of immense mansions.

#172833 - 01/23/08 11:41 AM Re: neologism [Re: BranShea]
Myridon Offline

Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 557
Loc: Dallas, TX
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.

Edited by Myridon (01/23/08 11:43 AM)

#172846 - 01/24/08 11:27 AM Re: neologism [Re: machita]
belMarduk Offline
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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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