Read: a made-up word for the new year!


 Linda Cosgriff


The science

of misunderstanding an appliance.


The groan

accompanying a new phone.


The cry
as an elderly computer dies.


The ache
for a simpler age,
when a book had a page.


Techneptitude –

technological stupidity

with a hint of decrepitude.


This piece of writing is featured in PEN’s e-book, “The Dictionary of Made-Up Words”, made in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom. Read the whole book!



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