Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Wordy Wednesday!


This week I've got a fun word for you;

Keysmash

- A random string of letters and symbols typed out as an expression of exasperation.
- A string of actual gibberish signifying intense emotion.


So next time you type 'sdflkg' to show your character having a bit of a breakdown, you can proudly say that you know what it's called.


Keysmash is a relatively new word, combining the existing words 'key' and 'smash'. It is thought to have first been used in the mid 1990's.

'Anna typed out the sentence, then deleted it, for a third time. Something about it still didn't feel right, no matter how many times she'd tried to reword it. Frustrated, she let her fingers fall against the keyboard with a resounding clatter. 'aksdlhf', the keysmash spelled out at her. Anna sighed.' 


Can you use this word in a short piece of prose, flash fiction or poetry?
Comment your creative piece below and share the inspiration!

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