Tag: coining words

Refudiation Nation

Sometimes you just have to say, “You can’t make this shit up.”

Sometimes, alas, we do have to make this shit up. I know, Sarah, I get it. I do it so often, my real life friends coined yet another word for it, “Dianisms.” No, I am not making that part up.

I love making up words. I love making up plausible explanations to questions, too, just to see if they will fly. The more dead-pan the better. I love that moment when I can no longer contain the smile lines from the corners of my eyes, and hear, “Wait. Is that true or is that a Dianism?” or “Is that really a word?”

re fute ree fyoot Verb

1. Prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.

2. Prove that (someone) is wrong.

re pu di ate ri pyoo dee aat Verb

1. Refuse to accept or be associated with.

2. Deny the truth or validity of.

I’d like to take a moment here and defend Sarah Palin. I mean, peaceful Muslims should “refudiate” the subject of the building of a Mosque several blocks away from Ground Zero. Seriously.