Sentimentation is a word
, one of my favorite
s of the English language lexicon
. But let's be honest here, this node was never going to be just about the word itself, since I'm pretty sure that, up until I started using it, it was not even a word -- or at least, not one recognized
by any English lexicon. But if it's not, then it ought to be, and isn't that enough?
Back to the word for a moment, 'sentimentation' reflects to the act or the result of making a sentiment
about something, a concrete
act of the expression of a feeling. It is my sincere sentimentation that we ought, when confronted by a burning need to employ a word which does not yet exist, to make that word right there on the spot. "There's no such word" is no excuse
-- should such a barrier be given credence, a dearth of words would autolegitimate, for all
were new at one time. So, make it, advocify it unafraidfully, thrust it boldly into your parlance -- remember the example of William Shakespeare
, who did just so at his whim in his many plays, earning an historical berth not only for moving authorship, but as well for lexicoinographics!! Remember Lewis Carroll
, all mimsy where the borogoves!!
And that, dear friends, is my deeply held sentimentation on the subject....