coining a phrase

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NewHope

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I am a library potato.

The following introduces how the phrase came out.
Do you think it sounds reasonable?

couch potato = someone who spends a lot of time sitting and watching television

mouse potato = someone who spends a lot of time playing on a computer. This word developed from the word 'couch potato' which means someone who spends a lot of time watching television.

The above patatoes are collected by Longman Dictionary .

Hence the "library potato" is coined here likewise. Hope you dare to use it.

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Casiopea

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NewHope said:
I am a library potato.

The following introduces how the phrase came out.
Do you think it sounds reasonable?

couch potato = someone who spends a lot of time sitting and watching television

mouse potato = someone who spends a lot of time playing on a computer. This word developed from the word 'couch potato' which means someone who spends a lot of time watching television.

The above patatoes are collected by Longman Dictionary .

Hence the "library potato" is coined here likewise. Hope you dare to use it.

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Will the coining work?

I'm a bookworm. :wink: (Devoted reader). Note that, food and drink are not allowed in the library, hence library potato is kind of odd. :shock:

couch potato refers to eating potato chips while sitting on the sofa and watching TV.
 
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Sam-F

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couch potato refers to eating potato chips while sitting on the sofa and watching TV.

Hmmm, I thought it followed from the idea that if you were sitting on the couch all day you were vegetating, or being absolutely passive. Also you'll sprout roots!

A potato isn't exactly a vegetable, I know, but I figured it also had to do with the shape you'll eventually become... ;)

NewHope, I think your coined phrase is fine, though I don't know how quickly it will catch on! :)
 
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