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    Have you ever thought of a word, and believed it should be a real word in the dictionary?

    Well, now's your chance!! Oxford press wont add your words, so post them here. All words should be unique (not in the english dictionary), must be pronouncable and be formatted in true dictionary style.

    Word (Pronunciation) - Explaination

    For example:

    Warb (Wore-B) - To walk with ones bottom swinging side to side.

    For fast reference, go to http://www.dictionary.com to check if your word exists.

    Go on, have a go!!
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    I think many families have words that are peculiar to them only, usually made up by kids. Sometimes they are misheard words ... like in our family "any foggles?" means "any phone calls?".

    Have a very topical word, though, that I think I made up as a kid which is "frectimo" (frek'tee'moe). It means (to us) being in a state of excitement/thrill/fear/happiness/dread that you get in situations like doing something you have been looking forward to but nervous about ... a bit like emigrating. I may have even come up with the word when first emigrating with my family at 12 years of age. When the emotion becomes too much we know it as being in a state of "high frectimo".

    Would that count?

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    Everything counts in this dictionary! You have 2 words for us then, 'Foggles' and 'Frectimo'!
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    Delumptious (Dee-lump-shus) adj. Exceptionally good or wonderful, tasty, particularly pleasing.

    One of my most commonly used words. Kind of a cross between scrumptious, delightful, delicious and lush. It just works...in the same way swear words do when you're just too angry!!!!

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    Of course, I can't think of any home-made words when asked. But here's one obscure compound word we picked up and use quite often: "disconfect" (transitive verb), used for the action of blowing or rinsing off an edible item after it gets dropped on the floor, in order to make it safe for consumption.
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    Do you often eat food off the floor then Selchie?

    Anyway, I'm most definitely in a state of high frectimo at the moment cos we are going back to Wales for a holiday on Monday , so I'm just going to check for any froggles from my mum while I have a delumptious (that is THE best word in the world lol) cappuccino

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    Cuthbert is a word we use to describe bread or rolls etc that have gone stale..


    i.e. Is there any bread? Yes, but its a bit cuthbert..

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    At least a cuthbert is easier to disconfect than a fresh roll, even if it is less delumptious. And no, Welshgirl, we don't eat too many things after they fall on the floor - especially if the cat hair sticks to them. We save the fallen stuff for company lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by selchie
    Of course, I can't think of any home-made words when asked. But here's one obscure compound word we picked up and use quite often: "disconfect" (transitive verb), used for the action of blowing or rinsing off an edible item after it gets dropped on the floor, in order to make it safe for consumption.
    yeah!!!! I need to tell that one to my family. We do the same thing. 'Course it's totally different if you drop food on a friend's house floor. It's too gross to eat then.

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    Yep. Family cooties are different from other people's cooties. Not to mention the stuff their pets track in. Yick.
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