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Without even realizing it, you've probably done one or more of the following: Engaged in fabric-ation while jeans shopping.
Entered the buyosphere at your local Whole Foods.
Fallen for an outlet maul purchase.
Bemoaned all the tourons clogging Michigan Avenue this time of year.
The English language morphs at the speed of light, as anyone caught still using the word "gellin' " will attest. And words don't have to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary to pop up in daily communication. So if you find yourself longing for a handbook, grab a copy of the new "Daily Candy Lexicon: Words That Don't Exist but Should" (Virgin Books, $14.95).
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Fabric-ation n. The involuntary impulse to lie when the salesgirl asks what size you are.
Buyosphere n. The mental space in which you happily pay extra for green, organic or eco-friendly products without blinking an eye.
Outlet Maul n. When one buys a big designer's ugly garment because it's significantly on sale at an outlet mall.
Yellular n. The loudness one adopts in response to a bad cell-phone connection, in the misguided hope that talking louder will improve it.
Touron n. Tourist + moron.
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