Archive | August, 2010

Dictionary of Non Words

These are all words which didn’t quite make it into the Oxford English dictionary.

  • I love a Nonversation. I think I will probably end up Dunandunating on that.
  • Not sure how my mother would respond to being called a Vidiot
  • I hope this all doesn’t cause – Xenolexica
  • At least by publishing this  I will no longer be a Stealth-geek. I will be openly displaying by sadness and getting joy from words like pregreening. I’d like to know the word for cyclist who completely ignores red lights.
  • I reckon Wurfing will inevitably get into the dictionary at some stage, I mean it’s what everyone does!


  • Accordionated – being able to drive and refold a road map at the same time
  • Asphinxiation – being sick to death of unanswerable puzzles or riddles
  • Blogish – a variety of English that uses a large number of initialisms, frequently used on blogs
  • Dringle – the watermark left on wood caused by a glass of liquid.
  • Dunandunate – the overuse of a word or phrase that has recently been added to your own vocabulary
  • Earworm – a catchy tune that frequently gets stuck in your head
  • Espacular – something especially spectacular
  • Freegan – someone who rejects consumerism, usually by eating discarded food
  • Fumb – your large toe
  • Furgle – to feel in a pocket or bag for a small object such as a coin or key
  • Glocalization – running a business according to both local and global considerations
  • Griefer – someone who spends their online time harassing others
  • Headset jockey – a telephone call centre worker
  • Lexpionage – the sleuthing of words and phrases
  • Locavor – a person who tries to eat only locally grown or produced food
  • 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
  • Nudenda – an unhidden agenda
  • Oninate – to overwhelm with post-dining breath
  • Optotoxical – a look that could kill, normally from a parent or spouse
  • Parrotise – a haven for exotic birds especially green ones
  • Peppier – a waiter whose sole job is to offer diners ground pepper, usually from a large pepper mill
  • Percuperate – to prepare for the possibility of being ill
  • Pharming – the practice of creating a dummy website for phishing data
  • 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
  • Spatulate – removing cake mixture from the side of a bowl with a spatula
  • Sprog – to go faster then a jog but slower then a sprint
  • Sprummer – when summer and spring time can’t decide which is to come first, usually hot one day then cold the next
  • Stealth-geek – someone who hides their nerdy interests while maintaining a normal outward appearance
  • 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
  • Wibble – the trembling of the lower lip just shy of actually crying
  • Wurfing – the act of surfing the Internet while at work
  • Wikism – a piece of information that claims to be true but is wildly inaccurate
  • Xenolexica – a grave confusion when faced with unusual words

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