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Words that ought to exist.

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S1ur Wed 09-Jul-08 15:56:05

Pedants' corner seems most annoying appropriate place to ask.

It once took me quite some time to convince DP that after snow had fallen it had not, it fact


ChickenBurger Wed 09-Jul-08 15:56:56

Hmm, I thought administrate was/should be a word but apparently it's administer.

HuwEdwards Wed 09-Jul-08 15:57:41


NotDoingTheHousework Wed 09-Jul-08 15:59:27

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NotDoingTheHousework Wed 09-Jul-08 16:00:59

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Swedes Wed 09-Jul-08 16:07:43

A "die in". A lie in where you are not merely snoozing but really dead asleep. As in: I've been up four nights on the trot with my teething baby and I'm desperately in need of a die in.

S1ur Wed 09-Jul-08 19:17:16

yes indeed swedes. though that just maeks me think of protests.

Tis all a bit dictionary of liff.

Desiderata Wed 09-Jul-08 19:20:00

Prinkles ought to be a viable substitute for chin stubble.

franke Wed 09-Jul-08 19:20:31

"louding" according to ds1 is what smoeone is doing when operating noisy machinery - anything from a hand drill to a road digger.


BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 09-Jul-08 19:21:34


I gromf peanuts regularly

Ecmo Wed 09-Jul-08 19:21:42

you should wear "glubs" to keep your hands warm in winter
they are much easier to say and spell than gloves!

S1ur Wed 09-Jul-08 19:23:45

I swibbled my wine at the weekend. A quick swig and accidental splash.

franke Wed 09-Jul-08 19:23:50

Oh yes, ds1 (again) has glubs. He asked me to buy him some gobbles for when he goes swimming.

edam Wed 09-Jul-08 19:25:47

Second discombobulated. And thingamajig should be recognised as a proper word too. (Although I haven't bothered to check a dictionary, maybe they are.)

NotDoing, small children using regular past tenses where they should be irregular are actually doing something very clever. They have never heard these words - they are using logic to deduce what they should be if the rules were followed. So your dd should get a big gold star. grin

Ecmo Wed 09-Jul-08 19:26:29

does faff exist? I use it all the time.

stop faffing about or
It's all such a faff.

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 09-Jul-08 19:28:23

yy Edam - The Virtuous error IIRC smile

I heart faff

Also faffling

EffiePerine Wed 09-Jul-08 19:30:05

oh yes I say glubs. Much better word.

EffiePerine Wed 09-Jul-08 19:30:46

Surely faffing is a word? You'll be telling me doodah isn't in the dictionary next angry

AllFallDown Wed 09-Jul-08 19:33:12

Glumful. I was feeling most glumful.

NotDoingTheHousework Wed 09-Jul-08 19:33:13

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Goober Wed 09-Jul-08 19:33:21


"That boy next door drives so fast. He went HOSSING down the road."

Ecmo Wed 09-Jul-08 19:33:29

thingamajig and thingamabob are already real words grin

NotDoingTheHousework Wed 09-Jul-08 19:34:32

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Goober Wed 09-Jul-08 19:37:29


What a load of ol' TOOT!

NotDoingTheHousework Wed 09-Jul-08 19:40:28

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