Full of righteous indignation, I sat down one more time tonight to mock Patty for making up a word, since she had laughed so heartily the other day when I referred to something as "boughten." I was going to ask blog readers to weigh in with their opinion about which they felt was worse -- the aforementioned "boughten," or Patty's word, "horrification." As it turns out, both are real -- albeit far from ideal -- words. Once this fact settled in, we then started to debate which word was more real. We really need to get out more...and read more.
P.S. I'm sorry I said "boughten" -- I'm still cringing, really.