There are over a million words in the English language, but we can always use more. Here are some that wordsmiths contributed to the Merriam-Webster Open Dictionary website:
Epiphunny (noun): The moment of sudden revelation when one gets the joke.
Nagivator (noun): A bossy person who rides in the passenger seat and gives directions to the driver.
Phooey Vuitton (noun): A sub- standard, counterfeit Louis Vuitton product.
Wuzband (noun): A former husband.
The computer in my high school classroom was acting up. After watching me struggle with it, a student explained that my hard drive had crashed. So I called IT. "Can someone look at my computer?"
I asked. "The hard drive crashed."
"We can't just send people down on your say-so," said the specialist. "How do you know that's the problem?"
"A student told me."
"We'll send someone right over."
While visiting a retirement community, my wife and I decided to do some shopping and soon became separated.
"Excuse me," I said, approaching a clerk. "I'm looking for my wife. She has white hair and is wearing white shoes."
Gesturing around the store, the clerk responded, "Take your pick."
When you're interviewing for a job, you want to make an impression.
Hiring managers report that these people made one—just not the right kind:
Applicant hugged hiring manager at the end of the interview.
Applicant ate all the candy from the candy bowl while trying to answer questions.
Applicant blew her nose and lined up the used tissues on the table in front of her. Applicant wore a hat that said "Take this job and shove it."
Applicant talked about how an affair cost him a previous job.
Applicant threw his beer can in the outside trash can before coming into the reception area.
Applicant's friend came in and asked, "How much longer?"