Wednesday’s Word of the Week: Unputdownable

Meaning: unable to put something downE

Where I Heard It: Okay, this weeks one is not a real word. It’s more of a joke to be honest. Recently my dad pointed out to me that this word is on a surprising amount of book covers…considering that it isn’t a word.
When you google unputdownable you get this: (of a book) so engrossing that one cannot stop reading it. Informal.
This fake word has been used so often to sell books that it became a semi-real word! Isn’t that insane?

I laughed for so long when seeing this because even the word: unputdownable is so dumb sounding. It is literally the words, unable, put and down smooshed together. We often mock people (especially teens) for their dumb made up slang words that combine things like Jeggings (jeans and leggings) and chilax (chill and relax) but everyone is guilty of it.
Common terms like Brunch (breakfast and lunch) and chocoholic (chocolate and alcoholic) don’t even flash red on my auto-correct anymore. I can’t even handle the fact that the books this fake word is on are almost always the ones that have been vetted by publicist and Olympic teams of people before making the shelves…yet they keep this word on the cover?
I give up. I really do. 😂😂

Pronunciation: Un-put-down-ah-ble

4 thoughts on “Unputdownable

  1. Ha! Ha! I love this word and use it occasionally in reviews for those special books! 😂😂😂 it’s a word that looks ok in print but I don’t say it out loud….doesn’t sound right! 😂😂😂 I guess that’s my clue!

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