And I spent much of my day exactly the same way I suppose most of you spent yours:
a) Combining random Greek prefixes and suffixes to come up with interesting words; and b) Googling the results to see who'd beaten me to said neologism.
(Incidentally, this is a great way of discovering death metal bands. Turns out they ALL come up with their band names this way. Who knew?)
Anyway - as probably could have been foreseen - I wound up Googling "cryptometer."
Which brought me THIS delightful entry at the Merriam-Webster site:
To reiterate: They know the definition, but it's one of the words for which they charge money. Why do I find that so delightful?
So now I'm trying to find OTHER words that the good folks at Merriam-Webster believe are worth $4.95 a month.
For the record, not random series of letters...
...and not other useless combinations of prefixes and suffixes...
They have chosen to hide the definition of a word that probably means "a means for measuring the hidden."
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, 2011...