Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday: A Celebratory Dictionary

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. In commemoration, Oxford English Dictionary have published a dictionary of his invented words.

Contemporary English owes a lot to Shakespeare (including generous, lonely and majestic!), and I love the idea that in another 100 years, our descendants will all be peppering their language with “Dahl-isms”. Admittedly most of his inventions are of a less practical nature than The Bards’, but for emphasis (especially when excluding swears from your vocabulary), Dahl offers some absolute corkers.
After all, who *doesn’t* want to tell friends that they’re fizz-whizzing, or foes that they’re froth-buggling?!


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