Even though the show "Not Necessarily the News" is long gone, I still enjoy reading Sniglets: words that should be in the dictionary but aren't. Words like Swurlee: (n.), a playground swing wrapped impossibly out of reach. Or T-ration: (v.), to use less and less toilet paper as one nears the end of the roll.
From Not Necessarily The News.
I ran across this book on my shelf awhile ago. A sniglet is a made up word for an item or experience that lots of people encounter but rarely name. Hasn't everyone experienced Medipeep (the uncontrollable urge to look inside a host's bathroom cabinet to see what kind of afflictions he suffers from) at one time or another? And most of us regularly use Hemoplugs (small pieces of toilet paper applied to shaving nicks) on our legs or chins.
While some entries are dated (Cinedraft: n. The mysterious rush of air that sucks your money into th ticket window at the movie theater) because most of us are accustomed to the large inside bank of cashiers at the megaplex instead of the tiny booth on the street at old theaters, most sniglets are just a applicable to the human condition as ever. Whom of us have never sworn at a ninker (a utensil that positions itself inside a drawer to prevent the drawer from opening) or a diagonerd ( a person who angles his car across 2 spaces to prevent people from parking to close)? Now you can amaze your friends with your useful new vocabulary!