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Sniglets (Snig'lit : Any Word That Doesn't Appear in the Dictionary, But Should) Paperback – April, 1984


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  • Series: Snig'lit : Any Word That Doesn't Appear in the Dictionary, But Should
  • Paperback: 94 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co (April 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0020125305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0020125303
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fr. Charles Erlandson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 30, 2010
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I first remember hearing about Sniglets from Rich Hall on TV. I think he was doing guest spots on David Letterman's daytime show back in the early 1980s. "Sniglets" are basically words that don't appear in the dictionary but should. Rich Hall has compiled an entire book of these, and they've provided me with a lot of humor over the years.

Believe it or not, at the classical Christian school at which I teach, I have one of the students write the Sniglet for the day on the board. I've also had students try to come up with their own Sniglets, and then I let them write them on the board (if they're any good).

A few good examples of Sniglets are the following: Bleemus (blee' mus) - n. The disgusting film on the top of soups and cocoa that sit out for too long.

Blithwapping - v. Using anything BUT a hammer to hammer a nail into the wall, such as shoes, lamp bases, doorstops, etc.

Doork (dawrk) - n. A person who always pushes on a door marked "pull" or vice versa.

Hozone (ho' zohn) - n. The place where one sock in every laundry load disappears to.

My favorite use of a Sniglet word came just a week or two ago. The class had seen the word "spratchet" on the board, which is the made up name for the piece of plastic that's used to divide one shopper's items from another in a grocery store. I kept telling my high school class that we ought to all begin using the word "spratchet" and see if it catches on. I'm not sure if any of them ever took my suggestion. But a week or two ago I was in WalMart with my son when I dared him to ask the woman in front of us to please pass the spratchet. He wrestled with the idea for more than a minute and finally mustered up the nerve (after some prodding from me).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Noah Graetz on February 14, 2014
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I had a Sniglet book in the past . It was lost with Hurricane Katrina. Discussion came up about Sniglets. Several
people had never heard the word. I sat down to my computer and ordered one. It's just like the one I had in the past and I'm very pleased
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most of the the sniglets are good ,but the really outstanding ones are hilarious and insightful and are destined to become part of your vocabulary.Hall is an underrated talent,clever and witty after all these years.
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The product was as advertised and met my expectations. It was in the condition described. It arrived earlier than the estimated date. I would recommend this item to my friends.
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By Rocketman on February 4, 2012
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Very funny little "dictionary" of mostly new words. All ages will enjoy this. Good gift for someone hard to buy for.
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obliberate, what happens to a seal or walrus when detonated.

Photophobiaphillia, The love of fearing light.

Cleptophilliaphobic, One who fears the love of thievery.
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By Carl Duncan on October 20, 2014
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beyond funny
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