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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Variety Dictionary: Episode 1.04

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I don't know who exactly gave the Daily Variety the power to make up words, but I'll be damned if they don't do it on a regular basis. Almost every day there's some delightful new mongreling of the English language. [obviously, Variety isn't the only 'infosource' that can make up new words]

"Cume": Okay, just look at this word. It's 'cum' with an 'e'. Even pronounced [kew-mmmm], it still sounds dirty. It comes from cumulative and means the total box office gross for a film, but still...damn that's gross.
example: "For no apparent reason, "Meet the Fockers" cume stands at over 500 million worldwide."

"Prexy": Not to be confused with 'proxy' [which is like a representative], Prexy is a bastardization of the word 'President'.
example: "Fox Prexy Gail Berman can kiss my white ass."

"Ankle": Means to quit or leave, usually jumping ship for some new ventures.
example: "Just like much of its talent, Frederickson will ankle Disney to hang out his own production shingle."

"Sked"/"Skedded": A somewhat understandable re-working of the word 'scheduled'.
example: "ABC execs skedded Alias after Lost in the hopes it would allow the former show to pick up new viewers and for once, network executives were right!"

Now I know that at the moment I've probably gotten something around 3 readers, but if you do happen to read this and have a Variety word that you'd like to see included in this admittedly short list, write a comment about it and I'll be happy to add it in with thanks to you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought "prexy" was a mishmash of "production executive". Maybe I'm just not reading Variety that closely.

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