Words That Should Be Real

Every once in a while I come up with a few words that should be a part of our everyday lexicon.

These are a few of those words…

Taggled \TAG-ulled\, adjective

Definition: When your shirt tag is sticking out.

In a sentence: I would totally ask that girl out, but her t-shirt is taggled and it’s making me nauseous.

First Known Usage: In an original draft of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet does not drink the poison because Romeo’s puffy jacket is taggled. Romeo awakes to find a disgusted Juliet leaving the cemetery, and he convinces her to take him back on the promise that he will cut all the tags out of his shirts and jackets. They have 6 kids and start a family business selling daggers.

In another Sentence: It wasn’t until Jim’s t-shirt became taggled that they realized his fortune was a farce. That was not an original Diesel t-shirt. It was a Hanes with an iron-on logo.

Repall \ree-PAHL or reh-PAHL\, verb

Definition: To reply to a mass email by replying to all instead of just to the person who sent it.

In a sentence: Mark was hesitant to send out the critical email to all of his staff. He knew there were a few repallers on the list who might share sensitive information with the wrong people in their careless reply.

First Known Usage: One of the first emails Al Gore sent after inventing the internet was to the cast of Cheers to see if they could all come to his place for a New Year’s party. When George Wendt replied to all, saying he would be laid up over the holidays on account of genital surgery, Kelsey Grammer responded “TMI George. No one likes a repaller.”

Little Known Fact: Roughly 3,000 people each year in the U.S. lose their job as a direct result of repalling.

Smake \smayk\, verb

Definition: Fake smoking. The act of smoking cigarettes not because you like them or because you’re addicted, but for some other benefit.

In a sentence: Amy showed off her cigs every chance she could, but she only smaked 2 or 3 per week. For her it wasn’t about the nicotine, it was about letting the world know how rebellious and cool she was.

First Known Usage: It is thought that Aristotle would smake on occasion because a young woman he was smitten with enjoyed smoking at the park he often frequented.

In another Sentence: Jeff hated the bad breath and the increased chance of getting lung cancer, but he still smaked every day for the 15-minute breaks he got every hour.

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