By Angelica Erazo, Communications Intern
Have you ever had destinesia? How about creattitude? I’d be willing to bet you’re probably feeling a bit of confuzation as we speak.
If you work in a creative industry, chances are you’ve heard these words (or ones like them) before. We’re not sure if it’s the creative energy spinning around our office, the occasional late-work-night delirium, or one too many breakfast tacos, but our people tend to get inventive with vocabulary. These words have become such office staples that Dorian, GSD&M’s SVP of People, has become their official keeper. The back of her door is covered in a post-it note word collage:
Here’s a short list of words to get you started. Don’t worry. There won’t be a test.
Destinesia: You can’t remember why you walked into a room, but know you’re supposed to be there
Awfullyzing: Thinking of the worst thing that could happen
Commutercate: Working while commuting
Twitterverse: The universe of Twitter (OK, so maybe we didn’t actually make this one up…)
Squibble: Not significant enough to be a squabble, but still a conflict
Toilet Texting: Texting on the toilet
Confuzation: Confused about where the conversation is going or what is being discussed, yet continuing with the conversation anyway
Populution: Too many people. *Note: when populution sets in, it’s time to Avoid Humans
Nieblings: A word that collectively refers to nieces and nephews
Accomplicate: A condition whereby things get complicated as you’re trying to accomplish something
Creattitude: Attitude possessed by creatives
Remembory: A combination of one’s memory and ability to remember
Do you have a word to add to the list? We’d love to hear it in the comments below!