Original coinages

Dear All,
Are you fond of words which are coined in an original way? If so, this post may be of interest – all of the originally coined words and phrases below have been collected from real-life linguistic sources (street advertisements, websites, company names, etc.):

# Coinages Basis for the coinages Explanations
1 treesponsible
(Fr.: responarbre)
tree + responsible
(Fr.: responsible + arbre)
this word was on a box with facial tissues. In order to underline that the product is made from tree-friendly materials the word above was coined
2 aristocat aristocrat + cat a cartoon about cats
3 Addition Elle (Fr.) literally “Edition She”, the pronunciation of this word combination is identical to the French word “addtionnel” (additional) fashionable clothes
4 supperb supper + superb food industry
5 xcell similar to a) XL, b) excel c) X sel (the French word for “salt”) this words comes from a big grinder filled with coarse (XL?) salt
6 Response Ability responsibility this is a part of the name of an organization that provides training (response ability) for parents with children who face challenges in their life
7 Tail Blazers TAIL as trail blazers this is the name of a health food store for pets
8 berrilicious
(Fr. baielicieuses)
berry + delicious
(Fr. baie + délicieuses)
fruit nuggets
9 Ladies and gentlefish! gentlemen + fish a funny address to audience in a cartoon about fish
10 Centsibles cent + sensible (goods) sensible to cents, i.e. economical
11 PetSmart pet + smart
pet’s + mart
a store (market) for animals
12 Taleblazer TALE as trail blazers a book society
13 approvedutly approved + absolutely a credit society ad in which easy approvals are advertised
14 approvederful approved + wonderful a credit society ad in which easy approvals are advertised
15 crabing
carbohydrate + craving a comment to a video about healthy eating
16 fooducate
food + educate the name of a blog on food education
17 lightitude
light + altitude the name of a lighting company
18 sandwish
sandwich + wish advertising from a sandwich retailer
19 voluntold
volunteered + told a joke hinting at the fact that sometimes volunteering is required
20 ahhhmazing
ah + amazing advertisement about bulk foods
21 springtastic
spring + fantastic personal hygiene product advertisement
22 Guns N Hoses
Guns N Roses inscription on a car performing roofing services
23 staycation
staying (at home/ in town) + vacation from a conversation between coworkers
24 automagically
automatically+magically from social media
25 café diem
carpe diem (Lat. ‘catch the day on a coffee shop website
26 Metropawlitan
metropolitan + paw animal services
27 guesstimate
guess + estimate an approximate estimation (on a construction forum)
28 funderful
fun + wonderful wonderful fun – a free event for Family Day

Here are some phrases for curious and creative linguistic minds:

# Coinages Basis for the coinages Explanations
1 have an ice day have a nice day this phrase was on a car of an ice company
2 raise the steaks raise the stakes on the menu in a restaurant
3 IT’S NO BIG DILL(and an image of pickled cucumbers) It’s no big deal on the website of a grocery store when a page is not found
4 YOU BUTTER TRY ANOTHER URL (and an image of butter) You’d better try on the website of a grocery store when a page is not found
5 I DON’T WANT TO TACO ‘BOUT IT! (and an image of a taco) You’d better try on the website of a grocery store when a page is not found
6 You’re the jam You’re the gem on a gift card of a grocery store
7 Have an egg-cellent day Have an excellent day on a gift card of a grocery store
8 Because you dessert it Because you deserve it on a gift card of a grocery store
9 Lettuce help you
Let us help you in a grocery store flyer

I am going to add more originally coined words and phrases as I come across them. So, please, check again later. In turn, if you have come across such coinages and would like to share, feel free to post in the comments blow. Thanks!
Iaroslav

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