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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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Product Details

  • 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: 5.1 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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I remember watching Not Necessarily the News and couldn't wait for the segment when Rich Hall would give us a list of words? that didn't really mean anything but described something or an event perfectly, they were extremely funny and I was very happy to see books written with these words "not" included in the dictionary. I passed these on to my daughter and she laughed as much as I used to. A very good purchase for a good product!
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Such a great, funny book! My family had this book in the 80's when Not Necessarily the News was on TV and Rich Hall was quite famous. I bought a copy for my dad last Christmas, after he got rid of the old copy years ago. Every once in a while he'll say some weird word and I say "Huh?" He says "That's a Sniglet". So I know it was a good gift that he enjoys reading through. My dad's a funny guy!
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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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Really excited to have found the book as we misplaced our original one, the kids love it.
Took a little while to arrive
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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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