Accidental Words – A Fictionary

Words that should exist (and maybe some that shouldn't)

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Not, strictly speaking, an Accidental Word, but rather a forgotten one. If we make a concerted effort we could bring this excellent word back into general use.

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The language of made up words and the reason this blog exists.

A recent conversation in our kitchen:

Me: (needing to get into a cupboard) Scuzey pleezey.

Him: I see your parents didn’t waste their money on your education.

Me: That’s part of my multilingual education.

Him: What language is that?

Me: Inventese.


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