HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF A FAMOUS LEXICOGRAPHER
n. — “any word that doesn’t appear in the dictionary, but should,” esp. neologisms used for comic effect
fm. comedian Rich Hall’s segment on the ’80s HBO series Not Necessarily the News; similar ideas have been credited to ’60s British humorist Paul Jennings, [as well as] Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.
first published. 1984
inspiration. a most outstanding recommendation from a fan of the AOE