My Christmas present to earth: a new word


Friends. Enemies. Frenemies.

I recently learned that “woot” is being inducted into the 2008 version of Webster’s Dictionary.


“Woot” – or “w00t,” as it commonly appears – originated with role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, as a shortened version of, “Wow! Loot!”

Wow. Loot.

I am amazed that we live in a culture where we can just make up words, and they contain the potential of winding up in Webster’s. Therefore, in hopes of leaving my mark for all perpetuity on the English speaking population of this planet, I propose a new word.


A combination of “freaking” and “hella” (which, incidentally, is also a made up word), I am sure that you will have no problem incorporating this into your everyday vocabulary. I don’t even need to give you examples; there is no wrong usage. You will use it as you please, and any context will be acceptable. Spread it around like wild fire.

And remember: you heard it here first.




  1. MJ on December 19, 2007 at 11:31 PM

    well. if we wanna get technical…
    we READ it here first. truthfully I don’t know what it’s REALLY supposed to sound like.

    could you add an audio file?

  2. Timmy on December 20, 2007 at 12:07 PM

    Whoa whoa… I don’t know Annie. Did you Google search this word before staking your flag in the ground?

    Domain Name: FRELLA.COM
    Created on: 12-Nov-04

    My buddy Danny over in Kirkland actually owns this domain.

    I don’t know, it’s hard to be original these days.

  3. My name is Annie. on December 20, 2007 at 2:21 PM

    Okay, Timmy, I checked out – but I don’t know. For a domain created over 3 years ago, it’s not like there’s a lot of MOMENTUM. It’s just a logo.

    But you’re right. It’s hard to be original. I can’t think of any two-syllable combination that hasn’t crossed the mind of SOMEONE, sometime. So, I suppose that “frella” is just as good as any other option. :)

  4. Timmy on December 20, 2007 at 4:30 PM

    Oh, and you knew that there was a Wikipedia entry for Frenemy right?

    But I’m just being mean now. What’s really creative though your whole blog. Even though there isn’t some quirky theme mixed into each entry, you manage to produce some really compelling short blurbs about your travels around America. Keep it up. I love it all.

  5. Mark Brooke Photography on December 21, 2007 at 2:31 AM

    That was hilairious!

  6. ~lady j on December 21, 2007 at 3:43 AM

    how about i’m frella delighted that you’re moving to nashvegas?! i talked to ross today and he confirmed all the rumor. :) can’t wait to meet you, hon!

    and this– this is a very good word indeed. :)

  7. shaazy on December 21, 2007 at 8:00 AM

    Interesting blog…pls visit mine too;)

  8. Christina on December 21, 2007 at 9:18 AM

    How about these two gems from your trip to Boston: “hein”, an abbreviated, spunky form of “heinous”, as in “those shoes are utterly hein!”. Also, “flatsingest” as an emphatic adjective for the wearers of flats, as in “I am your flatsingest wearing friend”. Not word combos, per se, but original slang nonetheless.

  9. Jeremy Parsons on December 28, 2007 at 9:14 PM

    But I ponder, Annie. . .

    You seem to be against made up words, but what about made up words like “goodcountrymusic” or something like that? We all know it’ll never happen.

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