Urban Dictionary: friscalating

Urban Dictionary offers this definition for ‘friscalating,’ the wonderful word (not real) used by the character Eli Cash in the Royal Tennenbaums.

Is there a word to describe a made-up word whose meaning is immediately clear? Friscalating would qualify as one of those words.

And was Cash’s purple writing and “obsolete vernacular” meant to be a parody of Cormac McCarthy’s style?

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October 18, 2011