Ten Fake Words and Phrases That Delight Asad123

10. tomacco
A strange genetic hybrid of a tomato and a tobacco leaf fused together by nuclear energy. Only exists in the world of The Simpsons.

9. quidditch
I’m not the biggest fan of Harry Potter, but I have to admit that this combination of soccer and polo played while flying on broomsticks is pretty cool.

8. grok
This is a verb that means “to understand.” Originally from Robert Heinlein’s sci-fi classic, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” the word had a brief run of popularity in the 60’s.

7. truthishly
From “Family Guy,” this word is uttered by Brian’s impossibly ditzy girlfriend, and roughly translates to “honestly.”

6. woot
An exclamation of surprise that was all the rage circa 2004

5. master of your domain
From the vast Seinfeld lexicon comes this phrase that refers to a person who has the willpower to keep himself or herself from manipulating his or her genitals for pleasure.

4. Shnikes
A mild exclamation used in place of more salty language, popularized by my APUSH teacher.

3. strategory
Invented by the writers of SNL, this word began its life in a parody of a George W. Bush speech. Rumor has it that it made its way to the White House as the Bush administration sought to own a term pejoratively used against it. It means “strategic.”

2. jigawatt
It was probably supposed to be gigawatt, but movie fans of a certain generation will never forget this mangled name of a unit spoken by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in the “Back to the Future” trilogy.

1. sacrilicious
A portmanteau (look it up) of sacrilegious and delicious used by Homer Simpson to describe a pancake he thought was God.


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  1. #1 by bhatty on November 12, 2009 - 9:56 am

    Nice list! I would probably add “shamon” – Michael Jackson’s unique way of saying “c’mon!”

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