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Words that ought to exist.

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S1ur · 09/07/2008 15:56

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


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ChickenBurger · 09/07/2008 15:56

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

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NotDoingTheHousework · 09/07/2008 15:59

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Swedes · 09/07/2008 16:07

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 · 09/07/2008 19:17

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

Tis all a bit dictionary of liff.

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Desiderata · 09/07/2008 19:20

Prinkles ought to be a viable substitute for chin stubble.

franke · 09/07/2008 19:20

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


BoysAreLikeDogs · 09/07/2008 19:21


I gromf peanuts regularly

Ecmo · 09/07/2008 19:21

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

S1ur · 09/07/2008 19:23

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

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franke · 09/07/2008 19:23

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

edam · 09/07/2008 19:25

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.

Ecmo · 09/07/2008 19:26

does faff exist? I use it all the time.

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

BoysAreLikeDogs · 09/07/2008 19:28

yy Edam - The Virtuous error IIRC

I heart faff

Also faffling

EffiePerine · 09/07/2008 19:30

oh yes I say glubs. Much better word.

EffiePerine · 09/07/2008 19:30

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

AllFallDown · 09/07/2008 19:33

Glumful. I was feeling most glumful.

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Goober · 09/07/2008 19:33


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

Ecmo · 09/07/2008 19:33

thingamajig and thingamabob are already real words

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Goober · 09/07/2008 19:37


What a load of ol' TOOT!

NotDoingTheHousework · 09/07/2008 19:40

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Swedes · 09/07/2008 19:41

Chomelette for a cheese omelette.

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