Wednesday, July 8, 2009


If I can't claim any other accomplishment in life, at least I can claim to be the person who coined the term Maxcellent. Philip Kierce was a frontliner in my bookstore, The Good Book, several years ago. He pointed out to me that Max Lucado's name on the cover of his latest book at that time was actually in a larger font than the title of the book. My response was that Max was a top selling author of Christian books and that his name recognition alone sells his books. There are many excellent writers out there but Max was a cut above . . . in fact, he was a Maxcellent writer. Of course, Max is not the first writer to have his name prominently splashed across the cover of a book. There were others before him and others after him but that's not the point. I'm just thankful that he provided me an opportunity to add another word to the English language. I'm not delusional. I realize that my word is not in anyone's dictionary nor even in anyone else's vocabulary but mine and a few of my friends and family but it still feels good to do something original.

What about you? What words or terms have you coined?

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