"Men of few words are the best men." - William Shakespeare, King Henry V, Act III, Scene II

Neologisms of the QMBC

From time to time, even the vast richness and colour of the English language fails to provide QMBC members with a sufficiently broad palette from which to paint their thoughts on a literary conquest. This has resulted in the organic development of a variety of bespoke verbiage and neologisms to allow members to render their views in as gentlemanly fashion as possible. 

A selection of these neologisms are contained below, in alphabetic order, to allow future generations easy access to an etymological treasure trove. 


Clitterati: 
Noun(kli-tur-a-teé) - An ultra-secret society believed by some QMBC members to have origins in the early Catholic church of St Patrick. Their main objective was to keep the existence and (more importantly) the whereabouts of female erogenous zones a closely guarded secret from generations of Irish males. The Clitterati operated with great success up until the mid-to-late 1990s when the arrival of t'internet made their job impossible. 

Cohegent:
 Adjective: (kó-hee-jent) - A super-compound taking the most salient characteristics from points that are at the same time: coherent and cogent. (see also: cohegency) Antonym: incohegent. 

Flabbergab: 
Noun/Verb: (flah-burr-gab) - A term (derogatory) to describe a discourse between men of the world who really should know better, and which could appear to a third party to be the jabbering of a bunch of flibbertigibbets. 

Limerence:
Noun(lih-murr-anz) - a neologism (not original to QMBC) used to describe an involuntary state of mind which can result from a romantic attraction for another person combined with an overwhelming, obsessive need to have one's feelings reciprocated. Used by Mycroft Webb in a moment of boundless intellectual vanity to describe Sydney Carton's feelings for Lucie Manette in a Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.  

Paronomasiac:
Noun(par-a-gnome-maize-yak) One who is addicted to punning; but more accurately within the QMBC, one who engages in the competitive form of punning with friends.   

Reacherature:
Noun: (ree-chur-á-chur) - Any or all of the written works from Lee Child's oeuvre containing the character of Jack Reacher.  


Tippling Point:
Any clearly identifiable point of inflection on an individual's Alcohol Consumption versus Quality Banter Curve; definitely not to be confused with Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point.