Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Made Up Words

I make up a lot of words. Oftentimes this happens because I am trying to communicate something, but there isn't a suitable word, or at least not one I can think of at the moment. Since my mouth works faster than my brain, this happens more often than you might think. Here's an example of the kinds of words I make up.

  • troubleshootability (n.) Range of clarity regarding a piece of code, specifically when researching solutions to problems.
    It is important to find an appropriate balance in optimizing a piece of code for speed and troubleshootability.
  • The great thing about my made-up words (in my opinion), is that they are relatively straightforward for people understand what I'm trying to convey. This is, after all, the point of communication, so it seems to work. The bad thing about these is that they tend to be very long. It must be related to my having studied German in highschool, where long compound words are the norm.

    1 comment:

    James said...

    I like it. I find it to be quicklyintovocabularyassimilable.