There’s almost nothing that I love more than wordplay. I can’t hear two words without mentally squishing them together. Thus, I bring you the smurd:
Smurd noun \ˈsmərd\
- A “smushed together” word
- Taking two or more words, smushing them together, and creating a new word whose definition can be gleamed from its roots
- An emergency rescue service in Romania
- Also a smurd
Luckily, I have one of the only professions where inventing silly words is useful. But you don’t have to be a copywriter to enjoy smurds. You probably already use them. They’re a great party trick, as they make you sound instantly witty. And if not, you’ve probably at least eaten with a spork.
What’s your favorite word game? Tell me about it in the comments!