I did finally get ahold of Molly’s awesome suede boots, though!

Posted by Lizzie on 09/16/12

Wherein I take to the New York  Times Magazine’s Sixth Floor blog to explain how I got to….

Part of coining a good neologism is being able to truly understand what the word is about — to give a laugh of recognition at the experience. But being neither a famous person to whom terrible things happen nor a famous person who has switched careers, I just couldn’t do it. I tried to get inside the head of Molly, who’s about as down-to-earth as you can get. But she remains, to me, the girl dancing in the hallway with bee-stung lips and awesome boots, and am I the one at home, just trying to keep up.

Read the rest at Selexicons: Your Contributions to That Should Be a Word.

(Also — me and my nephew, on Wellfleet, “prooling.”)

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More on Molly soon!

Posted by Lizzie on 09/09/12


FAN-throw-pa-MORE-fize, v.1. To confuse celebrity behavior with that of ordinary humans. “David laughed at his wife for fanthropormophizing Molly Ringwald to the extent that she believed they shared the same skin regime.” See also: Fanalyst dissects celebrity behavior.

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