A new word can spring into existence when inspiration enlivens a poet's tongue. But such treasures are easily missed when new words can be cranked out like so much sausage.

One sausage-grinder that regularly turns out many new words uses the addition of -IFY to a place-name, a personal name, or an adjective, to create a word meaning "to make something more like X". It turns out that a surprising number of X's have gone into the old sausage grinder, and in some cases the results are appalling!

Here is list of some odd words formed with -IFY or -IFIER or -IFICATION:

Last modified on 03 April 2022.