September 13, 2007

A New Word

Biggify [big-ih-fie] - to grow larger; increase; expand I use this word quite often, and yet it is not universally (or even locally) accepted. Let's say I want a logo bigger on an ad I'm working on, and I write down "BIGGIFY" on the ad and give it back to the artist. They laugh at me, sometimes point, and question whether I'm really a writer or not. But, the point of words and language rules is to enhance the means of communication. No one ever questions what I mean when I say "Biggify", and it's a much more active word than what people commonly correct me with, the term, "enlarge." I think biggify sounds better. And I think Webster's should listen.