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Amazon Spellcheck – Do You Make Up New Words?

Amazon always gives me little notifications when they think my spelling isn't up to par. I'm a creative speller. Oh yes, I know the difference. A creative speller makes up words that fit the moment, like some of my SEAL characters nicknames: Fredo becomes Frodo, Kyle Lansdowne becomes Lannie or Landmine. Armando Guzman becomes Armani. And of course they also get creative – very creative – with swear words.

If I had to clean up my prose and take out that certain word that begins with the letter “F”, my manuscripts would lose about 10,000 words, I'm sure.

So here are a couple I found today. I love Spellcheck Days!

Minidrone – I actually think that's a word I've read somewhere. Amazon doesn't recognize it.
Microwinery – well, they have microbreweries, why not microwineries. I really think I did make this one up.
Sexploits – I think that's a valid description of some of the “in search of” capers my SEALs go on until they come smack up against someone who snags their attention.
F**kbunny – I love that word and use it all I can. My editors usually limit me to a diet of 2 per book.

How about you? Do you like to use favorite words, make up words? Find words you've read or heard and loved them into existence?

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julie beasley - April 2, 2017

As I'm Welsh We use Now in a minute, which confuses people other than the Welsh. Cwtch is another of our words we use a lot. Covers everything from. Cuddling, hiding, the bit under the stairs to telling dog or cat to sit on its bed

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    Sharon Hamilton - April 2, 2017

    Fascinating….How do you pronounce it, Julie? In English (lol)…

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Judy - April 2, 2017

I don't need to make up new words. My Regency words drive Spell-Check crazy. I've had to "teach" my Word so it would stop changing perfectly correct words, if you're living in the early 1800s. 😀

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