Making New Words For Fun And Profit
The vocabulary of the English language is huge.
But sometimes, it's not big enough, at least not big enough to contain phrases that SHOULD be words.
Lizzie Skurnick started creating words years ago, leading to a New York Times Magazine column rolling out her inventions.
The column has now morphed into a book, That Should Be a Word: A Language Lover’s Guide to Choregasms, Povertunity, Brattling, and 250 Other Much-Needed Terms for the Modern World.
The author pays a visit to talk about her very fun work.