Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson for July 11, 2014

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    scyphi26  about 10 years ago

    Now I absolutely MUST know what this word is.

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    scyphi26  about 10 years ago

    On another detail, some food for thought for Phoebe: where do you think your vocabulary originally came from? wink

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    1_rick  about 10 years ago

    But “cromulent” DOES have a meaning—it means “acceptable” or “good enough.”

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    cwizard71  about 10 years ago

    You should find a copy of [i]The Meaning Of Liff[/i] by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd. It illustrates your point perfectly.

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    kaykeyser  about 10 years ago

    Oh great now we get to see a unicorn set things on fire.

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    knitkitty  about 10 years ago

    Possibly… pyromania?

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    mr_sherman Premium Member about 10 years ago

    With her fire talk I’m thinking Sue’s going to be a firecracker when puberty hits. Watch out Phoebe and HN.

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    yaPete  about 10 years ago

    Of course cromulent has a meaning – you can easily glark it from the context in the original sentence.

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    WaitingMan  about 10 years ago

    I wonder if Marigold has read “Finnigan’s Wake” by James Joyce? It has just about every word there is, real and imaginary.

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member about 10 years ago

    There probably is a word for “You two are boring; let’s go set something on fire,” in certain Eskimo languages of the type that linguists call “polysynthetic”. In such languages, it’s rather difficult to tell the difference between the concepts of “word” and “sentence”.

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    Kali39  about 10 years ago

    Yes, it’s called “free expression.”

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    Stellagal  about 10 years ago

    Snoresvilleflameflame is my candidate for the word.

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    Q4horse  about 10 years ago

    That is the beauty of English. New words get created all the time to describe new concepts, activities and new technologies.Now I agree with Sue, its time to change to a more energetic and active theme. This is summer camp after all!

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    Weapon Brown  about 10 years ago

    Sounds cromulent to me.

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    GabuEx  about 10 years ago

    Just wanted to say that I got introduced to this webcomic this morning, and I just finished marathonning my way through its entire archives. What a wonderful, awesome comic. :)

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    Jonathan K. and the Elusive Dream Girl  about 10 years ago

    Tediophobic pyromania.

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    Tandembuzz  about 10 years ago

    The word you’re looking for is “arson”.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 10 years ago

    Um, you can wait for the campfire, and set marshmallows on fire.

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member about 10 years ago

    If you think about it, every word was made up at some point.

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    Comic Minister Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Whatever you say girls.

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    Ruqyo  about 10 years ago

    BORING?! Sue, I must vehemently disagree. While fire is indeed lovely, I prefer to be a logophile and a rabid bibliomaniac. I love words soooo much it’s not even funny, but I guess that’s to be expected of a voracious reader and a poet. I myself have taken the liberty of modifying and/or creating words for some of my work, and boy howdy would I like to sit down with Marigold and make up some words….UNICORN~

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    StrangerCoug  about 10 years ago

    I think Sue’s been hanging out with Millie a tad too long (even though we only actually see Millie burn something on purpose once).

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    zodo  about 10 years ago

    I recently invented a new word: ResurlexionIt means to bring an old or obsolete word back to life, by using it.

    As is being done above, with cromulent.

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    nyssa  about 10 years ago

    I’ve been told that you have to write a sonnet before you’re allowed to make up words. William Shakespeare and my roommate wrote sonnets, so they can. I haven’t so I can’t.

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    Kark_The_Red_Canadian_Dragon  2 months ago

    I think it’s called “pyromania”. :)

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