43 Words Invented by Authors (video)

Words!

As if we weren't already cursed with an excess, writers have a tendency to invent new words dixon-boxen (see?). If you are an entymology nut like myself and can't get enough of words and their histories, here's a video that covers 43 words invented by authors (for certain meanings of the word "invented").

Speaking of new words, here's an activity you may regret: Go look up your name in the Urban Dictionary.

And one you thoroughly amused/dismayed, here are a bunch of articles on words and where they were first used in print.

via Making Book

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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