What's up, platypapooses? Wait, you don't know what a platypapoose is? Pffft, nerd. Okay, actually I made it up--it's simply the combination of two words that I really enjoy: platypus and papoose. See, combining two words--or flat-out making up new ones--is all the rage these days. Hop on the bandwagon while it still has gas, or you're gonna miss out on some prime word-making real estate.
You see a lot of this wordsmithery in advertising. Toothbrush manufacturers will often try to convince you that their new MegaBrush 3000 has Ultra FlexTek Technology for maximum plaque purification. Video game publishers and developers often rely on the same tactics, creating some pretty inventive words to describe complex processes--simulation techniques, AI research, etc--that would otherwise sound boring. It's just that, more often than not, those words end up sounding incredibly silly. What time is it? Example time!