Re: They Have a Word for It!
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 3, 2001, 7:37|
On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, andrew wrote:
> Am 08/03 00:50 Yoon Ha Lee yscrifef:
> > On that note, I seem to remember some "dictionary" of words that ought
> > to exist, snatches of which were read to us in 3rd grade. I can't for
> > the life of me remember the author or title, but one word I remember
> > vividly was "airdo," or "the little rubber-dust fragments that come from
> > an eraser when you use it" (or somesuch). This ring a bell with anyone?
> Was it Sniglets, the dictionary of necessary words, or some title close
> to that? I know Sniglets is right, I remember finding it in a library.
> Apparently some American sketch show invited people to contribute
> unorthodox words that they used. The ones I remember are:
YES! That's it! I must go seek that out someday, too. So many books,
so little time....:-)
Are there books like Sniglets in other languages that people know of?
> I have heard of the book "They Have a Word for It!" but never seen it.
> The now-retired editor of the Batman Comics once recommended it in his
> letters pages.
And there are people who think that reading comics rots the brain.
(Well, maybe some of them do, but I haven't met them.)