?

Log in

The Prit (and others) Movement's Journal

> recent entries
> calendar
> friends
> profile

Tuesday, October 29th, 2002
6:29 pm - Two terms

lorddrakthee
"Craptacular" is kind of self-explanatory. It's in common usage in the theatre department at my university, if not elsewhere.

Years ago, my best friend and I came up with "illogicate" (pronounced: "ill-'odg-ih-'kait"). The best written definition I can give right now (it's a verb, by the way) is "to logically contradict oneself in rhetorical speech or dialogue." We made fun of people a lot using this term, because we were (I still am, actually! Hah!) smart and logic-savvy, while others were, well, dumb.

(comment on this)

Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
6:05 pm - New word: Countropop
kenzilla Countropop:

Pop music with Country Roots, such as the works produced by Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes, etc.


first heard from eidos

(comment on this)

Monday, August 26th, 2002
12:30 am - A new direction!
kenzilla New Mission Statement:
This community is meant to be an open forum on the introduction of new words into the English Language. Propose, repeat, debate the merits as you wish. However, try to keep the invented words introduced as words of normal speech (including colloquialisms), not curse or pure slang.

(comment on this)

Monday, August 12th, 2002
2:38 am - Welcome to the Prit Movement!
kenzilla We are trying to introduce a new word to the English language: "prit."* English, as a living language, has been shaped by many forces throughout its existence through evolution, cultural contacts, and adoption. Shakespeare, the great playwright, supposedly introduce upwards of 30,000 words to the language alone. Slang terms constantly expand the colloquial speech. This movement is about oneword meant to correct a devolving grammar.

What is "prit"?
The Prit Movement was designed to introduce and promulgate the use of "prit" in the English language. In its shortest definition, "Prit"is the personal "it."

Why do we need prit?
We need prit because, too often, people have been erroneously using "they" as a third person singular pronoun. In standard language, the third person singular would be he, she, or it; the possessives would be his, hers, and its. In recent years, we have been moving toward a gender-neutral language. However, "it" is considered to be a dehumanizing word. Thus, "prit" is introduced (possesive form prits).

(4 comments | comment on this)


> top of page
LiveJournal.com