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So, I just invented a new word.

Fidgetoid, n. an object with which one fidgets.

A Google search reveals no substantive results, so I’m gonna call this a new one.

It came up after this Tweet from Geof:

I’m a fidgeter at a desk. I fidget. My current object of fidgeting is a UAH Hockey puck that Coach Cole gave me. Indestructible.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

My reply:

@gfmorris A hockey puck is a good fidgetoid. Can cause some damage if you get mad and throw it, though. 🙂less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

There you have it: language evolution in progress. I can only hope that my language hero, the late William Safire, would be proud.


  1. You just wanted to use Blackbird Pie to embed a couple tweets.

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