Saturday, 7 December 2013

Entry: squunched (adj.)

In context: "One of the falls in Mr. Schtitt's room had been on the burnt hip, and squunched salve from the bandage is starting to darken the corduroys at that side of the pelvis, thought there is zero pain."

Definition: Pretty clearly a neologism.  I was curious, though, if there were many UU words.  Continuum didn't immediately come to mind.  Here was what I found:

CONTINUUM
CONTINUUMS
DUUMVIR
DUUMVIRATE
DUUMVIRATES
DUUMVIRI
DUUMVIRS
MENSTRUUM
MENSTRUUMS
MUUMUU
MUUMUUS
RESIDUUM
RESIDUUMS
SQUUSH
SQUUSHED
SQUUSHES
SQUUSHING
TRIDUUM
TRIDUUMS
ULTRAVACUUM
ULTRAVACUUMS
VACUUM
VACUUMED
VACUUMING
VACUUMS
WELTANSCHAUUNG
WELTANSCHAUUNGS
 


Other: If weltanschauung (n.) isn't a great word, I don't know that such a category makes sense.  It means:  A particular philosophy or view of life; a concept of the world held by an individual or a group.

SNOOT score:  1
 
Page: 756

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

1 comment:

  1. Note that he also used 'squunched' in his short story 'The Suffering Channel': 'They often liked to get two large tables squunched up together near the door'

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