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Funny Words 3


A. Anil


Funny haha arguably, funny peculiar inarguably. No legit dictionary would touch these newords. So why create them? James Mancuso (eg, 11-124) mostly coins realistic neologisms, like Barbara Wallraff's Word Fugutives, as possible real words. My motive is more frivolous -- an urge to play logodaedaly just for fun, cavalierly ignoring my vast ignorance of existing words. There are some one million non-proper English words, give or take a million. Of course this spread allows the possibility (a million minus a million) that there are no legitimate English words, bastards every one! I leap on that leveled playing field scenario as my premise and excuse.