cornpensation, noun. The act of making mental adjustment for keming that doesn’t actually exist.
Example: “Wait, you wanted me to buy cheerleader pom poms? Oh. I totally cornpensated that one. …Awkward.”
Because this happened to me recently and I needed a compact term to describe it, that’s why.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve gone for so long without a term for this, despite living in a post-modem world.
OK, this is awesome
I definitely saw “kerning” as “keming” before even realizing what this was about. More proof that such a term is needed
What do you mean, keming that doesn’t… oh. Right.
I read it three times as kerning before I got it.
Then, of course, the example was obvious!
I frequently cornpensate words with capital “L I” to form a capital block “U”. Notably, when I lived near a street named “FLICKER LANE.” Makes a fellow do a double-take.
I like the new word. Clever and infornnative. I have more trouble with keming as my eyes age. It’s a waming sign.
Doug! Honored to have you drop by my little corner of the web, sir.
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