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ShapeSphere
08-06-2010, 10:46 AM
Secret vault of words rejected by the Oxford English Dictionary uncovered

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...uncovered.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7926646/Secret-vault-of-words-rejected-by-the-Oxford-English-Dictionary-uncovered.html)

It's a long article, so I won't paste everything here.

DICTIONARY OF NON WORDS;
Asphinxiation being sick to death of unanswerable puzzles or riddles
Furgle to feel in a pocket or bag for a small object such as a coin or key
Griefer someone who spends their online time harassing others
Museum head feeling mentally exhausted and no longer able to take in information; Usually following a trip to a museum
Nonversation a worthless conversation, wherein nothing is explained or otherwise elaborated upon
Oninate to overwhelm with post-dining breath
Optotoxical a look that could kill, normally from a parent or spouse
Polkadodge the dance that occurs when two people attempt to pass each other but move in the same direction
Pregreening to creep forwards while waiting for a red light to change
Quackmire the muddy edges of a duck pond
Scrax the waxy coating that is scratched off an instant lottery ticket
Smushables items that must be pack at the top of a bag to avoid being squashed
Vidiot someone who is inept at the act of programming video recording equipment
Whinese a term for the language spoken by children on lengthy trips

Shakesbear
08-06-2010, 11:29 AM
Thanks for this ShapeSphere (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=5176) - what a lot of fun!

Hehehehehe I like
Wikism – a piece of information that claims to be true but is wildly inaccurate

Susan Littlefield
08-08-2010, 09:54 PM
Nonversation a worthless conversation, wherein nothing is explained or otherwise Elaborated upon

Gosh, I've had plenty of these with people!


Oninate to overwhelm with post-dining breath

Ooh! Yuck!



Sprog to go faster then a jog but slower then a sprint

This IS a word- I do it for fifteen miles per week at the gym!


Vidiot someone who is inept at the act of programming video recording equipment

I've known some people like this before!


Xenolexica a grave confusion when faced with unusual words

Huh?

Namatu
08-08-2010, 11:05 PM
I like furgle. It sounds far more interesting than its definition.

Medievalist
08-08-2010, 11:38 PM
Notice that most of these are portmanteau words (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau).

Margarita Skies
08-09-2010, 05:44 AM
I hope you don't mind that I copied them into my word pad for future reference.

Christine N.
08-10-2010, 12:03 AM
Wait, smushables ISN'T a word? Why the furgle not? (yeah, I like furgle too; I think it can be used in a variety of ways.)

Ton Lew Lepsnaci
08-10-2010, 12:39 AM
Thanks, great fun.

Devil Ledbetter
08-10-2010, 12:43 AM
Please don't tell me I'm the only person here old enough to remember Sniglets. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniglet)

SirOtter
08-11-2010, 03:03 AM
Quite a few of these first appeared as Sniglets on the early 80s HBO show, Not Necessarily the News. Rich Hall put together several volumes of these sniglets. My favorite is Cheezle, which is the orange residue left on your fingers from eating Chee-Tos.