Sunday, September 24, 2006

Neologism

The two of you who know me well know that I like to make up words. They're not usually made up out of nowhere, but rather in some context where, perhaps due to an unconscious aversion to using the space bar, I've decided that one word is better than two (or more) and something must be done about it.

Today I decided that I will post my made up words here. Tomorrow I might decide not to. In any case, here goes.

photoquote : to copy a photo from someone else's web site and use it on your own. "That picture of a bunny with a pancake on its head sure has been photoquoted a lot."

People have been using other's photos in print media for a long time now, so the word could be used in that context too. But the ease with which it is done on the internet makes the phenomenon much more rampant.

The word has been used on other web sites to mean apparently different things. For example, a quote about photos or photography. Personally, I think my definition is better. Personally.

4 comments:

daniel said...

Every time someone posts the Pancake Bunny, god de-spleens an orphan.

Save an orphan!
Stop the Bunny!

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Randy said...

Watch it with your spleen jokes. My other regular reader hasn't got a spleen, and you don't want to know what he does when someone makes a spleen joke. You'd wish you were an orphan after someone photoquotes the Pancake Bunny.

Which brings up another point. Didn't you mean to say "Everytime someone photoquotes the Pancake Bunny..."? You don't want to know what I do everytime someone doesn't use one of my kookie neologisms.

daniel said...

Did I say spleen, I meant ... uh ... LUNGS! Yeah that's it!

Quick! Look over there!

/*runs away*/

And to balance the universe:

photoquote
photoquote
photoquote
photoquote
photoquote
photoquote
photoquote
photoquote
photoquote
photoquote
photoquote

Now everything's back to the way it shoud be.

Anonymous said...

the two of us? :)