silly word generator

Up for a challenge?

Define the following five words …

  • pepalexa
  • loodon
  • fuffapster
  • astauand
  • tuttadit

Any guesses?

Come on … give it your best shot.

Ready for the answers?

Drum roll, please.

Ta-da! You got them all right!

Wait just a minute … how could I possibly know if you answered correctly?

You’re wondering if I’ve suddenly mastered the art of mind reading … Madame MaryJane Fortuna, perhaps?

Image by Carlos Ostos Sabugal, Circus Divas Icons, via Wikimedia

Silly girl.

I don’t even own a crystal ball.

The reason I can tell you, without question, that you defined those wacky words correctly is that none of them are real words—not in the Merriam Webster sense, anyway. Each is a made-up term, randomly generated with infinite definitional possibility.

They are pseudowords.

“Fake words, or pseudowords, are words which look like they are real, but actually have no meaning. They are easy to pronounce, and this also helps to make them sound like they are real,” explains the anonymous creator of WordGenerator.net. “Pseudowords have been around ever since our brain evolved the ability to process language … a language has a lot of sounds called phonemes which, when used in various combinations, can create relatable sounds that do not have any meaning behind them.”

I spent just a couple of minutes on the Word Generator website and came up with a long list of pseudowords, from which I chose the five above.

Is there a purpose to this dictionary detour?

“It is quite a task thinking up great made-up words that are unique, so I created this word generator to help you come up with the best fake word ideas,” the Word Generator mastermind says. “They can be great for naming your website, business, product, or project.”

With the click of a button, you can instantly generate nouns, verbs, adjectives, and even names.

If nothing else, it’s a fun little distraction from a busy computer-bound day.

Not that it wouldn’t be fun to have a crystal ball …

Crystal Ball by John William Waterhouse via Wikimedia Commons

I guess I’ll just have to settle for a bumooxa, or maybe a neoskizzle.

What’s the wackiest word you generated, and how would you define it?

 

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Hahah, this is funny. How about Digikiki? I say it means digitally crazed!

  2. Our family was very word obsessed. My parents’ hobby was writing crossword puzzles ( my step father even had some published in the New York Times.) They also wrote the really evil difficult Double anacrostics. Anyway , they slept with 2 unabridged dictionaries in the bedroom , one for each bedside table! Yes, like I said, really obsessed. I tell you this because they both made up words all the time . My mother was famous for “cheating” at scrabble because she made up great plausible sounding words and even had super definitions for them when questioned on their validity. So this new website info comes as a pleasant diversion. We also made up nicknames for things in our lives. My personal favorite was ” pok chorps” for pork chops , based on a word slip of my stepfather’s. We never called them anything else and to this day I have to really think to pronounce it correctly. We also played ” hinky pinky” an old word game that goes like this: you give a an adjective and noun synonym for a rhyming answer, an easy one is ” obese feline” for ” fat cat”. We played it constantly and my aunt came up with the bigtime winner of 4 syllables – “newyork tantalus” for ” knickerbocker liquorlocker” – a bit of a stretch but too clever. thanks for sharing MaryJane

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