Tuesday, August 06, 2002 AD Remember Sniglets? They were a series of books back in...oh, I guess the '80s...that created words that ought to exist but didn't. A couple of my favorite examples are bovilexia, the uncontrollable urge to lean out the car window and moo when passing a herd of cows, and aquadextrous, the ability to manipulate the faucets in the tub with ones toes while bathing.
Well, a faithful friend of this blog, Mrs. PentaMom, came up with a good one the other day: subarubs, city-adjacent neighborhoods inhabited by people who drive Outbacks, Foresters, Legacies and Imprezas.
And I came up with this one this morning: punktuation, the use of commas, dashes, colons, semicolons, quotation marks, etc. without regard to any standard or authority.
Any other contributions? Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 8/06/2002 10:10:00 AM
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