J.K. ROWLING'S NEW FAVO(U)RITE WORD

Shall we take a vote?
  1. First, the backstory:
  2. I met my childhood heroine at a book signing in 2013.
  3. After inching to the front of a ninety-minute line, I stammered a question: to ask Jo what her favorite word would be.
  4. Without missing a beat, she said that her favorite word was "nebulous." But that she was "getting rather tired of it, and in need of a new one."
  5. And then we took a picture in which my face is shiny but also shining and I was ushered away down the line.
  6. I know, I know.
  7. Even sans occlumency, I can read your minds:
  8. YOU JUST REALIZED THAT I MISSED MY OPPORTUNITY TO SUGGEST A NEW FAVORITE WORD TO THIS WORLD'S MOST EMINENT WORD WIZARD.
  9. If Jo's next project is titled "The Nebulous Nebula" I only have myself to blame.
  10. So, better late than never, here's my list.
    Peruse and contribute!
  11. Goorfghd: adj— The meaningless nodding description of all restaurant food when the waiter returns to your table one second after your first enormous scalding bite.
  12. Elbohockeyjockey: verb— to casually battle a stranger for elbow control over the armrest between you, thus determining who is the superior human being going farther in life.
  13. Chalant: adj— to care deeply about
    I am fully done with the word and the idea of being "nonchalant". Care about shit, people!
  14. F'earphones: noun— a new name for the headphone earbuds that protect us from this world's scariest things: silence, boredom, and social interactions with strangers.
  15. Welph: noun— The word I just invented to describe this always relevant internet shrug ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  16. Congumption: noun— the proud, exhausted feeling of successfully completing a long (late) list
    Or perhaps, several hundred pages of a best-selling novel 📚✅