How do you describe the marks left on your skin by an elastic waistband? They're "puckles." Those left by the pillowcase on your face when you wake up? "Brinkles." The gift that's too practical, like an ironing board or a screwdriver? It's a "gonger." And the food particles that stick to plates are (you knew it all along) "frones."
When mathematician Edward Kasner asked his nine-year-old nephew to come up with a word for the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes, the boy answered "googol," a word that is now in standard usage. Other family words that have become mainstream include "nerd" and "humongous." Before you know it, you'll find yourself using the words in this delightful dictionary in everyday conversation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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