Wednesday, September 21, 2005

"Sniglet" isn't in the dictionary

We were suprised to find (logical difficulties notwithstanding) that the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (which is also available on CD-ROM for computers) doesn't contain the word "sniglet."

Our favorite sniglet is prndl, which coincidentally is a transportation related term.


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

"Sniglet" is defined as a word that should be in the dictionary but isn't. The word comes from the HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News.

So "sniglet," not being in the dictionary, is a sniglet. (Is there a word for a thing which is an example of itself?)

12/09/2005 9:48 PM  
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Is it cameraderie when meeting your photographer friends?

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"Cancophony" is the sound that soda cans make when rolling around in the back of the car.

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Presidential Sniglets: Obaminoid, Obamination, Barachnophobia, Obamonomics, Obamadon [oops ... that last one is real]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salve applied to the skin of a pig: 'Oinkment'

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Hermitification, n.: How I spent my Covid years ...

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Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. (From a Washington Post word contest)

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