the stag's daughter (doe_witch) wrote in linguaphiles,
the stag's daughter

Words in/not in the dictionary

I think this recent edition of Dinosaur Comics wonderfully sums up why linguistic creativity is awesome and prescriptivism is made of fail.

"Frigorific"! It is a fantastic word. It is a word you take home to Mom. It is a word that you put in place of your last name to test out what marriage with this word will be like. Ryan Frigorific.

Hopefully this is not OT, since anyone who doesn't read this webcomic but who's in this community should read it, there's tons of linguistic humor.
Tags: dictionaries, prescriptivism, words

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