[Ads-l] TV ad: How to invent a new word accidentally

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 20 03:26:18 UTC 2015


The "new word" is _phisticated_, which gets about 234,000 hits. Back in The
Lou, we had a term, _fisticate with_. Its meaning was, "fiddle with/fuck
with a person or a thing." The UD has a couple of its usual, random,
fake-ish definitions and there's a cite at

http://www.wordsandphrasesfromthepast.com/blog/fisticate

from 1629 that's possibly, if not probably, "so fisticating" <
"sophisticating."

Youneverknow.

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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
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