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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

 

Sniglet

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