Coined Words -- Was Congested Pedestrians

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri May 4 14:11:21 UTC 2007

Yeah, I'm always afraid of tyrunamukis wrecks.


Doug Harris <cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET> wrote: ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------
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Subject:      Coined Words -- Was Congested Pedestrians

I like condestrians. The same concept: Crowdestrians.

One of mine concerns those often-huge rubber chunks -- involuntarily retired
tire retread parts -- seen alongside interstates, etc.  The BrE tyre serves
better than the AE version in...
... tyrunamukis.

(the other) doug

I heard an interesting blend yesterday from my wife when she was talking
about the large number of pedestrians walking about downtown. She called
them "condestrians," seemingly a blend of "congested/congestion" and

Scot LaFaive

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