Favourite/least favourite new dictionary words

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Favourite/least favourite new dictionary words

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:05 pm

By 'new dictionary' I mean the thousands of updates that were banged into ODO a year ago for no apparent reason, which totally changed the anagramming game (10%+ drop in letters maxes for most people on Apterous). We've had a year to love them, loathe them and discover them in general, so tell us what you like and don't like.

MY FAVES: peaness, needledick, tropicana

MY LEAST FAVES: tableness, pianoless, rosmarine
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Post by Johnny Canuck » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:26 am

Anything ending in -SISES or -EDED is a black magical incantation from the mind of the Devil himself.

My favourite new word is probably, as I've mentioned on Aptochat a couple times, NOCAKE. That's what you have if you eat it too.
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Re: Favourite/least favourite new dictionary words

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:46 pm

I like the fact that you can just make stuff up for a laugh and it's actually in now. And thus I enjoyed the other day the surprising validity of the word PREPUBES.
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Re: Favourite/least favourite new dictionary words

Post by Ian Volante » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:06 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:I like the fact that you can just make stuff up for a laugh and it's actually in now. And thus I enjoyed the other day the surprising validity of the word PREPUBES.
What?! So, the almost pubes of eleven year olds and blonde-haired people need a word?
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