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drkptrs1975
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I am making up a dictionary, but this one, only includes words that are not in the dictionary, but definately should be. It could be a word made up, and try to make it funny.

If you know of such words, let me know.

Thank you in advance.
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As Mark Mason points out, normal people "stick the card out a little bit," while magicians "outjog" the card. Outjog isn't even in the dictionary, we just made it up!

"Framas" is a word that I always felt should be in the dictionary. It stands for any word that you can't recall at that time. You refer to the forgotten world/thing as a "framas."

What about "lasterday?" It means the day before yesterday of course.
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This was done back in the 80's.... I think they were called "Sniglets". I remember a friend of mine had a book full of them.
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On 2007-06-14 19:09, Bob Gerdes wrote:
This was done back in the 80's.... I think they were called "Sniglets". I remember a friend of mine had a book full of them.


And they were presented by Otis Lee Crenshaw (aka Rich Hall) on SNL.

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There is a little book called "The Meaning of Liff" by Douglas Adams & John Lloyd that takes place names and gives them meanings. These refer to things that everyone knows exist but there is no word for.

Eg. Botswana, noun: Anything that is more useful for a purpose other than what it was designed for. Eg. a fish knife used to open a stubborn tin of paint is a good example of a botswana.

I think that it's out of print now but if you can get one you will laugh out loud.

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Well, there are always the collective nouns like a murder of crows, which is the proper term for a group of crows, or a gaggle of geese...

A Talon of card magicians,

A Nerf of Spongeball magicians

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A Slip of Escapologists

A Trunk of Illusionsits

A Patter of MC's

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Wonderful associations, Mr. Darrow!
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Sniglets, by Rich Hall
I believe it was part of Rich Hall's stand up act, then a regular feature on the series NOT NECESSARILY THE NEWS a very well done satirical sketch comedy series that ran on HBO from 1983 to 1990 .

Since then He'd done a couple books, and a board game with the Sniglets title.
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The Meaning of Liff Online.

http://folk.uio.no/alied/TMoL.html
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Yeah Siglests is from not necessarily the news. funny books as well. I had them when I was a kid. I still use Unacordionated-the inability to refold a map.

But I am not sure this is the kind of stuff the first poster is talking about. Are you talking about making new words? or finding actual words that the dictionary doesn't have. If that is the case get the bigest copy of the Oxford dictionary, and a recent one, usually there are words there you don't find in Webster. Or, are you trying to compile a magictionary. That would be a good idea for newbies who don't' know all the jargin we come up with. Or perhaps its a terrable idea because we want people to learn our speek by reading Tarbell, Greater Magic, Royal Road,13 steps,stars of magic, etc....
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I like two words that describe myself, but they aren't found in the dictionary anywhere. The words are "fantabulous" and since I'm from New York, "Gangsterrific". I think that's it for now, I"m going to go chillax.

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Crocodilewings, thanks for the link, I've lost my copy of the book.

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I've written a couple of magic related ones for you:

Thumble: A piece of shoddy manipulation done in a hurry after you've vanished a silk then discovered your thumbnail is on the wrong side.

Deprestidigitation: To be brought to the brink of suicide by a seemingly endless performance of manipulation and finger-flinging.

Bentalist: A mentalist holding a fork.

Snippetlet: A short extract from a rope routine.

Overcheesed: To briefly loose faith in humanity after being asked of you can "Make my wife disappear" for the eighth time in one evening.

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DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt') v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow 'remove' all the germs.
ELBONICS (el bon' iks) n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.
FRUST (frust) n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug....
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LACTOMANGULATION (lak' to man gyu lay' shun) n. Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the 'illegal' side.

PEPPIER (pehp ee ay') n. The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.

PHONESIA (fo nee' zhuh) n. The affliction of dialing a phone umber and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer. ....
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