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Saturday, April 30, 2011

HAWMC Prompt 30: Gobbeldygook Day

I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge (HAWMC) in April.

Today's challenge is to make up a new word (it can be a combination of two words or complete nonsense). What is the word? How do you pronounce it? What does it mean? Use it in a sentence.

A portmanteau or portmanteau word is "a blend of two (or more) words or morphemes into one new word... [It] typically combines both sounds and meanings."

CHRAIN [krn, kreyn]
    -noun
1. portmanteau of "chronic" and "pain"
2. hurt, discomfort, or distress that is constant and has an indefinite duration
3. a state of physical, emotional, or mental lack of well-being that is marked by long duration, by frequent recurrence over a long time, and often by slowly progressing seriousness

Sentences:  I've had chrain for years. Chrain has interfered with all aspects of my life.
 

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