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Topic 2 (session A) - Being creative with words and phrases > More on word classes > New words

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Some new words and their definitions




a feline birthday (e.g. 'Happy anniversicat, Tiddles!')



the process involved in putting two pieces of Velcro together (e.g. 'I quickly clitched the cuffs of my anorak')



an unreasonable and invasive quality associated with a cat called Floozie (Mick Short's cat) - parallel in meaning to 'macho' and the more recent female equivalent 'femcho', as in 'only femcho women refuse pain relief in childbirth' (e.g. 'Walking over my head when I'm asleep is typical Floozcho behaviour'.)



in a manner like that of being gripped (e.g. 'She addressed me grippily')








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