n.— «She used to refer to Spokane, where she lives, as “Spokompton” on bad days and “Spoke Vegas” on good ones. Now she simply refers to it as “Spokannabis.”» —“Kid Cannabis” by Mark Binelli Rolling Stone Oct. 6, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Russell says:

    I would like to say that I am the one that made up the word Spokompton. I first started using that word for the city back in 1989. Since then I have heard Spokompton used many times, by many people, who think that they made up the word. All of that is false.It’s too bad I didn’t copyright the word. I could have made a killing off of the naming rights. DAMN IT! lol oh well.

  2. Even if you were the person who made up that word, you wouldn’t have made a dime on it. You don’t make money by coining words, copyrighting them, and then charging people to use them. That’s not how it works.

  3. Zer0 says:

    i actually coined it back in ’76 my friend at riverfronts annual hoopfest!

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