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Results of the The Word-Lovers’ Boot Camp

Results of the The Word-Lovers’ Boot Camp held by Erin McKean at Gel 2007. Boot campers were encouraged to create a new word of their choosing. The winning word was “crappyjack”, meaning “any kind of empty, snacky junk food”. David Yee’s ubiquinpotaqueous means “the state of water in which it is everywhere, and yet there is not a drop of it to drink”. Matt Haughey didn’t attend the boot camp but contributes this late entry: “decursivication. n. The process of losing one’s penmanship, thanks to automatic billing and an increasingly electronic world.”