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Sniglets
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.01

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    poochie, sniglet, sniglets, uncool, comedian, lollipops, writing, definition, link, made-up, however, concept, such, rule, word, specific
     content words:    Rich Hall


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Sniglets
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     A comedian named Rich Hall coined the word sniglets. A sniglet is a made-up word. It is supposed to be funny. It describes something specific for which there is no word. People have been inventing words for years, but Rich Hall made it popular in the 1980s. He even wrote books full of sniglets! Have you ever made up a sniglet?
 
2     Before you try to write a few sniglets of your own, here are a few to think about.

Purchie - a dog who rides around in a purse
Scorper - the scorched supper newlyweds often eat
Parkaphobia - fear of being forced to wear a heavy winter coat and looking uncool
Goom - gum stuck to the bottom of a shoe
Grimlets - boring sniglets

 
3     There's no rule that says your made-up word has to come from putting two other words together, such as purse and poochie to make purchie. However, that may be the easiest way for you to create sniglets.

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