Gwnewch y pethau bychain

Typo inspired neologism

I type very well, though you’d not know it to chat with me on IM.

So I’m having a conversation with rslatkin about relationships, and particularly long-distance ones. I pointed out that I haven’t actually started a non-LDR in over 15 years, though it wasn’t on purpose. I wrote: “I don’t seek out LDRs. i don’t tend to seek relationships at all. i tend to meet people, get to know them, eventually realize there’s a lot of connection, and the relationship just evoloves.”

Now, “evoloves” was a typo, but it’s just begging to be a word, so I thought about it and formulated this:

Evolove (v): undergo the process by which a friendship turns into a romantic relationship over a period of time, often without the direct effort or intention of the parties involved. 🙂

I’ve been happy with the way things have been evoloving in my life recently.


A fitting tribute


A meme is like an onion.


  1. Nice word. 🙂 And, I really like your poly icon. *hugs*

  2. Yay!

    I used to say that was how I work, but my last few relationships have come on really suddenly. It doesn’t fit with my self-image, though, so much so that I almost chimed in with a “me, too” that really doesn’t apply. Weird.

  3. Ninia thefting the word and definiton…


  4. Want to talk to someone who understands? Let’s discuss “Pig Pillows,” shall we? You should see my living room couch, now.

    • Yah, but look on the bright side. Whenever someone is unsure what to get you for a Christmas or Birthday gift, they’ll have something to fall back on. 😉

      I’d love to see your living room couch. No idea when I might make it to Minneapolis, but you bet I’ll be visiting my roomies if I do. 🙂

      • Of course, you are welcome at our house, anytime. You should think about coming to “Convergence”

        • Right now, I’m looking to get through May. I’m not even *thinking* about anything past that right now. 🙂

          • One of my sister-in-laws is involved in running Convergence and keeps inviting me and Grey_Lady to come to it. If you do decide to go let us know as it might tip the balance and get us to turn up as well.

          • Well, that certainly WOULD be an incentive to go!

  5. Excellent sniglet!

  6. We could have used that at the Poly panel this weekend at RustyCon 🙂

    I really like that imagery!

  7. Cue a certain annoying Disney tune…

    (I used to know when she was at GaTech…. )

    Some of the best words are typos. See also, Filk. Or, . (Another fellow Techie and typoist. 🙂

  8. Pass the insulin.

    • Heh. “I’ll tell thee what, prince; a college of witcrackers cannot flout me out of my humour. Dost thou think I care for a satire or an epigram?” 🙂

  9. I very seldom like ‘clever’ neologisms, especially once about romance, but that one is sort of fun. 🙂

  10. I think I’m the first person here to notice that evolove is a palindrome.

    I think for the time being, I should partake in evolove. After all, love comes to me when I’m *not* looking for it.

  11. I’m certainly not complaining about any of the evolove in my life, considering all three of my partners could probably be described as such.


  12. Beautiful word and definition! Just one more item of proof for why ACat is one of my favorite Wit-Slingers.

    PS: Lyn sends hugs to you and Larissa. Add them to mine for you both.


  13. “…friendship turns into a romantic relationship over a period of time, often without the direct effort or intention of the parties involved.”

    *groan* That’s how my current-&-beloved husband & I fell in love; & tho’ evolove is lovely & unexpected, it certainly can complicate your life at least in the short run. See, I found myself becoming fascinated with him while I was still engaged to my previous-&-beloved sweetie… & neither one was willing to co-exist with the other.

    Still, I evoloved my former sweetie too, as well as my first husband come to think of it. I think you’ve hit on a very useful shorthand for what a lot of folks do! It really seems like the only reasonable way to sneak up on a relationship involving great trust & longing. I’m sorry, love at first sight doesn’t make any sense to me even tho’ I’m a hopeless romantic (partly due to folkmew). Now lust or infatuation at first sight — that’s a different story….! 😉

  14. This is such a great word that I’ve had to share it with others. Of course when I was musing on the pronunciation, I found myself thinking of the adjectival form, frequently used by one of the early Marvel Comic characters: the Evoloving Blue-Eyed Thing.


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