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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.

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27 Comments

  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…

    Thanks
    K-

  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.

    Dan

  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.

    *ducks*

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