Lindsay Lewis

English/ ESL consultant: Word worker, writer, teacher, mentor and poet. Author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit! on writing clear content.

Portmanteaus and other creative words

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016

I like to challenge myself to make up new words, so these are a few of my latest.

Dentrification: Being wealthy enough to afford invisiline braces, porcelain crowns and lovely teeth.

Dentrified:  adjective. I’ve been dentrified!Look at my lovely new crowns!christian drinking mate (32)

Textibitionist: One who clutters the sidewalk in order to text, forcing others to walk around him.

Glaciers have lovely teeth- sharp, shiny and blue. Like sharks, the glacier seems to grow new teeth when a chunk calves, or falls off. Lovely creatures.

I took this photo in El Calafate, Argentina.