Millions of words submitted to the Oxford English Dictionary don't make the cut. They are known as "non words" and according to the Telegraph, one graphic designer named Luke Ngakane uncovered loads of them dating back as far as hundreds of years, as part of a project for Kingston University, London.
Word nerds, listen up! You might really enjoy these food- and drink-related ones:
- Dringle: the watermark left on wood caused by a glass of liquid
- Freegan: someone who rejects consumerism, usually by eating discarded food
- Locavor: a person who tries to eat only locally grown or produced food [Really? This wasn't legit enough?]
- Oninate: to overwhelm with post-dining breath
- Peppier: a waiter whose sole job is to offer diners ground pepper, usually from a large pepper mill
- Spatulate: removing cake mixture from the side of a bowl with a spatula
CHALLENGE: Can you come up with a sentence (run-ons acceptable) using all of them?