THE BEST MADE-UP WORDS EVER

Reader's Digest - - Department of Wit - By Bill Bouldin

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scorn­ful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean— nei­ther more nor less.” —Through the Look­ing Glass

I agree with Mr. Dumpty: Words have mean­ing. But surely we can seize upon a mean­ing and then cre­ate a word to match it. The fol­low­ing words—some culled from the crowd­sourced on­line dictionary ur­ban­dic­tionary.com and oth­ers I’ve con­cocted my­self—don’t ex­ist ac­cord­ing to Mer­riam-web­ster … but should. I call them “worder­fuls.”

Il­lus­tra­tions by Jean-michel Tix­ier

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