Verboticism: Khaan

'I don't think that I can take it!'

DEFINITION: n., The deep feeling of despair, pain, and swelling need for revenge, which occurs when someone thoughtlessly trashes one of your pet projects. v., To cry out at the injustice of it all, especially if it is someone else's fault.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑɑɑɑn/

Sentence: The power went out last night while I was halfway through an unsaved project, and I became so filled with khaan that I left a handprint on my mouse.

Etymology: 2008, from Khan Noonien Singh, character in the television series "Star Trek" (1967) and in the film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), whose name was famously screamed by Captain Kirk. Khan's first name is possibly coined from khan (n.), c.1400,

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Comments: Khaan

silveryaspen - 2008-02-06: 07:38:00
Very unique and stunning in it's simplicity ... once I read the etymology ... I got it! Finally! Very unique!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-06: 16:32:00
Eponymic words, a great way to go!

ErWenn - 2008-02-06: 23:19:00
Apparently I exceeded the character limit on the etymology here. And the sentence is absolutely true. Except that I really had only just started the project. And I didn't actually deform my mouse. And I guess I wasn't really all that upset either.

ErWenn - 2008-02-06: 23:22:00
I try to change it up every now and then. Only so much portmanteau I can take, so sometimes I try to coin words after people, conjugate or rearrange phrases (a la Mustang's "heartwrench"), or piece together a word from prefixes, roots, and suffixes (as in "necrohippoflict"). Sadly, I rarely get any votes when I do.

ErWenn - 2008-02-06: 23:23:00
Anyone have any other gimmicks that they use to construct words?