Manguage = Mashup Language. Putting words together either as an intellectual exercise or as a petition to whomever decides to add words to the English language.

The case for Manguage.  Manguage is a highly evolved (perhaps simply by mere passage of time) form of communication. Much more efficient than the use of acronyms and consistent with my German heritage for word construction (aka Wornstruction).  As an example, that previous sentence could be summed up by just saying, “Manguage is Morficient Wonstruction.”  Granted, every once in a while a word in Manguage can have more than one meaning. Not only is this good, this is sought after. You just need to factor in context. Which is no different than many other words in conversational English. There they’re with their thing. Same sounds, needs context.  So do what I do and embrace Manguage. Or at least have fun with it. But be safe. Some words are not meant to be mixed.  Also, please use Manguage in moderation. Too much Mangugae can cause all sorts of relationship problems.

 


Fannoying – fine but annoying. “This policy is fannoying.” 04 Oct 2017

  

Altusage – alternative usage. “The altusage is alternative-usage.” 02 Oct 2017

  
Commatized – The feeling you get from too many commas. “Your essay reads well but I feel commatized.” Alternative usage  Overcommatized – 02 Oct 2017  

 
Cloptimized – Cloud Optimized. “Is your business cloptimized?” – 23 Aug 2017
 

Malendar – Mark your calendar. “Malendar, party, Saturday.” – 05 Dec 2016

 
Sleady – Slow and Steady. “Our stock is growing sleady.” – 05 Dec 2016

 
Chotice – Change without Notice. “They implemented a chotice” – 05 Dec 2016

 
Plagnostic- Platform agnostic. “Our strategy is plagnostic” – 18 Nov 2016

 
Geat – Go Eat. “Let’s geat” – 17 Nov 2016

 

Basual – Business Casual. “The attire is basual.” – 11 Nov 2016

 

Disoter – Discouraged voter. Unlike disenfranchisement, it sounds more dissed. And it’s not that your rights are suppressed. You are just discouraged. “Don’t mind me. I’m a disoter.” – 10 Oct 2016

 

Striberating – strangely liberating, as in “it’s striberating”.  – 4 Aug 2010

 

Depthability – depth and ability, as in “we demonstrated the depthability of our product.” – 24 Nov 2009

 

Slored – Sleepy and Bored, as in “I’m Slored” – 12 Oct 2009

 

Awepportunity – awesome opportunity, as in “what an awepportunity!” via @geekgiant Context is everything with this one. – 18 Aug 2009

 

Slogic – Simple Logic, as in “It’s just slogic.” – 17 Aug 2009

 

Fakationing – Fake Vacation, as in “I’m fakationing by doing email at night while the kids are sleeping.” (via @jrochelle) – 17 Aug 2009

 

Wordgineering – Word Engineering, as in “Manguage is serious wordgineering.” – 11 Aug 2009

 

Tweecrasm – Tweet Sarcasm, as in “Dude it’s Tweecrasm” #tweecrasm – 11 Aug 2009

 

Pought – a personal thought, as in “I had a paught.” – 27 Jul 2009

 

Sifferent – similar but different, as in “this is sifferent.” – 16 Jul 2009

 

Goofetious – goofy & facetious, as in “you are so goofetious.” – 12 Jul 2009

 

Smignoramus – Social Media Ignoramus – as in “I’m a smignoramus.” – 10 Jul 2009

 

Smidiots – Social Media Idiots – as in “hey there’s another smidiot” – 8 Jul 2009

 

Gype – Google hype, as in “that announcement was Gype.” – 8 Jul 2009

 

Mype – Msft Hype, as in “that announcement was Mype.” – 8 Jul 2009

 

Guarptomistic – guardedly optimistic, as in “I’m guarptomistic.” – 8 Jul 2009

 

Franadian – French Canadian, as in “he’s Franadian” – 7 Jul 2009

 

Trupid – True and Stupid, as in “that’s trupid!” – 5 Jul 2009

 

Lazlegation – Lazy Delegation, the art of delegating and being lazy at the same time, as in “You need more lazlegation.” – 3 Jul 2009

 

Smonsultant – Social Media Consultant, as in “I’m a Smonsultant.” – 2 Jul 2009

 

Beerficient – beer deficient, as in “I’m beerficient” – 30 Jun 2009

 

Marsultant – marketing consultant, as in “I’m a marsultant”  – 30 Jun 2009

 

Smevents – smaller events, as in Eric says “we like to do smevents”  – 30 Jun 2009

 

Tariables – too many variables, as in “we are going to wait because of tariables.” – 29 Jun 2009

 

Spids – Spontaneous Combustible Exhausted & Emotional Kids or “Spids”. As in, “Time to put the Spids to bed.” Very useful in parenting. – 28 Jun 2009

 

Themorons – the morons, pronounced theh-mor-onz, as in “Themorons did this.” – 21 Jun 2009

 

Nopcalls – non stop phone calls, as in “I have nopcalls today.” – 19 Jun 2009

 

Oparks – opening remarks, as in “listen to the oparks.” – 17 Jun 2009

 

Thollowers – thought followers, as in “they are just thollowers”. – 17 Jun 2009

 

theadership – thought leadership, as in “they are demonstrating theadership.” – 17 Jun 2009

 

Metails – minor details, as in “I’m mired in metails” – 16 Jun 2009

 

Hiby – hi and bye, as in “I only have time to say hiby.”  – 14 Jun 2009

 

Instacle – insurmountable obstacle, as in “it’s not an instacle.” – 12 Jun 2009

 

Prassinator – problem assasinator, as in “I’m a prassinator.” – 11 Jun 2009

 

Frusnoyed – frustrated and annoyed, as in “that project has me frusnoyed.” – 11 Jun 2009

 

Nexpense – necessary expense, “this is a nexpense.”  – 11 Jun 2009

 

Techlicated – technically complicated, as in “this project is techlicated.” – 11 Jun 2009

 

Polexdia – politically expedient, as in “doing what’s polexdia.” – 11 Jun 2009

 

Fugnitariot – fat ugly dignitary that’s an idiot, as in “what a fugnitariot.” – 10 Jun 2009

 

Vignitariot – a visiting dignitarian who is an idiot, as in “he’s a vignitariot”. – 10 Jun 2009

 

Vignitary – visiting dignitary, as in “the vignitary fell down the steps.”. 😉 – 10 Jun 2009

 

Stovernment – Stupid Government, no explanation needed. – 9 Jun 2009

 

Uniquences – Unintended Consequences, as in “Congress didn’t see the uniquences of that legislation” – 9 Jun 2009

Stoolish – Stupid + Foolish, as in “wow that’s stoolish!” – 9 Jun 2009

 

Stenergy – stupid energy. Why? It’s the opposite of smenergy of course… – 9 Jun 2009

 

Smenergy – smart energy – 9 Jun 2009

 

Striberating – strangely liberating, as in “it’s striberating”. – 8 Jun 2009

 

Salesufacturing – sales and manufacturing, someone that specializes in sales for manufacturing companies, “I’m in salesufacturing.”  7 Jun 2009

 

Starketing – stupid marketing, as in “wow that’s starketing” – 5 Jun 2009

 

Brelief – a big relief, as in “that’s brelief” – 4 Jun 2009

 

Goolsome – Great Cool Awesome, as in “Something is goolsome” – 3 Jun 2009

 

Convrything – context is everything. Very important in mashing up words. Context is everything. – 2 Jun 2009

 

Prusy – Pretty Busy. Pronounced ‘Pruh-zee’, as in “I’m Prusy”. Also a Polish word- double meanings are great for manguage http://tr.im/ndV2  – 2 Jun 2009

 

Clurpose – clarity of purpose, as in “that project lacks clurpose” – 2 Jun 2009

 

Blessappointment – a blessing that comes from disappointment, “what a blessappointment that was…” – 2 Jun 2009

 

Gotion – Going through the Motions, perfect for a day with lots of meetings, “I’m gotion…” – 1 Jun 2009

 

Obsclish – Obscure English, the opposite of plenguish (plain english). As in – I’m going to tell it to you in Obsclish. – 30 May 2009

 

Criberty – creative liberty, as in they are taking criberty – 30 May 2009

 

Cricense – creative license, as in they are using cricense – 30 May 2009

 

Plenguish – Plain English, as in explain something in plenguish – 29 May 2009

 

Realthcare – rationed healthcare – 29 May 2009

 

Lyonion – layers of the onion, as in peeling away or dealing with – 29 May 2009

 

veatures – ‘value added features’ almost sounds like v-ger from Start Trek I  – 29 May 2009

 

munbots – mind numb robots – 29 May 2009

 

blurse – A Blessing and a Curse… – 29 May 2009

 

apidea – A Stupid Idea…  – 29 May 2009

 

Blitheriot – Blithering Idiot… – 29 May 2009

 

ashouldawont – Something I should do, but won’t…  29 May 2009

 

udaman – pronounced “ooh-duh-men” short for You’re the Man. Probably not original, but worth mentioning… -29 May 2009

 

Frenion – French Onion or you could do frenoup for French Onion Soup… – 29 May 2009

 

fliberating – fun yet liberating… -29 May 2009

 

appendement – a totally useless word that is a typo when someone meant to say “amendment” – 29 May 2009

 

Azuttrue – Amazing but true. – 29 May 2009

 

Bloptimists – blind optimists = bloptimists, bloptimism… and you can keep going on this one. – 29 May 2009

 

Morfeless – more-fle-less. More fearless. Describing my 3yr old’s fearless nature compared to my 8 year old. Not sure its useful…- 29 May 2009

 

Sletchinup – Slowly Catching Up – a great word inspired by my friend Kennedy Brooks. “I’m slowly catching up…” I call it “Sletchingup”..  – 29 May 2009

 

Simulant – Similar but different – 29 May 2009

 

Lood – Life is Good… – 29 May 2009

 

loposition – losing proposition – 28 May 2009

 

pyilly – practical yet silly – 28 May 2009

 

nexit – next exit Think of all the space this would save on printing signs. Or no exit – context is everything on this one… – 28 May 2009

 

Manguage = Mashup + Language Mashing words together as an intellectual exercise or a petition to whomever adds words to the English language – 28 May 2009