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This word just came naturally to me while writing some prose. Will it be understood by English speakers/readers?

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    First hit on google right now is this question, so I'm guessing it's not that common :) – Benjol Jan 6 '11 at 12:14
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    @Benjol: Well that and I imagine that StackExchange questions get quite a bit of weight by Google PageRank. Hopefully more weight than those ridiculous ExpertsExchange (ExpertSexChange?) entries. – Adam Mar 18 '11 at 15:12
  • Gobload is an awesome word. It gets your point across fast. "Tonight, we're going out to pizza. I'm gonna order mine with a gobload of cheese!" – Evik James Sep 21 '11 at 22:33
  • It sounds like a euphemism for shitload, so be careful. – bobobobo Nov 6 '11 at 23:51
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Not without a hyphen: gob-load. Without the hyphen, I parsed it as "go bload", which of course makes no sense. However, I expect that most native speakers of English will understand "gob-load".

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    Makes perfect sense to us Brits – ukayer Nov 18 '10 at 5:09
  • There's hod-load as well. – Benjol Jan 6 '11 at 12:15
  • Don't forget buttload – bobobobo Nov 7 '11 at 15:03

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