Anachronym: (n) An acronym whose expansion postdates its creation. Ex: "BNF", a term in computer science that for a while stood for "Backus Normal Form", until it was proposed that Naur also deserved some credit, at which point it was agreed that it really stood for "Backus-Naur Form". Anachronymism is sometimes associated with intellectual corruption, for example "BCE", which academics pretend means "Before the Common Era", but which everyone knows really stands for "Before Christ, Except that we're going to conjure up some mythical 'common era' to obfuscate the fact that our dating system is anchored on a prophet's birthday". (anachronymistic, adj; anachronymism, C/UC)
Antipiphany: (n) A precipitous flood of ignorance; a sudden surge of quasi-religious confusion resulting in a permanent feeling of understanding less than one ever has before.
Dopplergänger: (n) Someone who looks hauntingly familiar at a distance, only to fade into a complete stranger on closer approach.
Echonomics: (n) A method of determining fiscal and monetary policy in which collective ignorance is mitigated by simply having each person agree with the expert sitting nearest them.
Erganemic: (adj) Insufficiently user-friendly; designed deliberately to frustrate homonids. Ex: gas stoves with the controls behind the burners.
Indigenuous: (adj) Tending to falsely claim membership in an aboriginal or indigenous ethnic group.
Monodigm: (n) A set of arbitrary exceptions to one or more rules or patterns. (monodigmatic, adj)
Oughttamatic: (adj) Programmable in principle, but considered so trivial in practice as to be often performed manually — thus guaranteeing occasional errors. Ex: "Yeah, it's the third time I've created a new passwd entry using cut-and-paste and forgotten to increment the UID; I really oughttamate this."
Wikipudiate: (v) To refute someone by referring them to a Wikipedia article. Ex: "I've been wikipudiated!" Alternatively, to deny an assertion of fact on the grounds of its provenance in Wikipedia. Ex: "You've been wikipudiated!" (wikipudiation, n)
Compedible: (adj) Said of ingredients which may be successfully combined in a meal.
Meandarin: (n) Language spoken by migrant farm workers in China.
Miscellanium: (n) 1. An indivisible quantum of miscellany. 2. The fundamental element of which all miscellanea are composed.
Volunteary: (adj) By choice, albiet with weeping reluctance.
Vendition: (n) The innate characteristic of saleability. Ex: The three factors when considering a book for resale: condition, edition, vendition.
Sarchasm: (n) The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the recipient who doesn't get it.
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