On Smurds

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\

  1. A “smushed together” word
  2. Taking two or more words, smushing them together, and creating a new word whose definition can be gleamed from its roots
  3. An emergency rescue service in Romania
  4. 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!

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2 thoughts on “On Smurds

  1. EricIndiana says:

    Here are some of mine:

    White & Nerdy = Werdy
    Perplex and Intrigue = Pertrigue
    Forget + Regret = Forgret
    Dumb + Funny = Dunny
    Fine + Art = Fart

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