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Found Words

From one of those "odd stories" news items. A dictionary may drop some words, one of the editors is fighting it. I like the example words:

jobernowl (blockhead)
logodaedalus (someone skilled in the manipulative use of words)
incompossible (incapable of co-existing)
supernaculum (to the last drop)

If one could construct a sentence with all these words, they'd be logodaedalus indeed.

I like that the article said words like this tend to be dropped from one-colume dictionaries when they fall our of common usage. When were these ever "common"?

That said, I'd love to see Maxwell House coffee advertise themselves as being supernaculum.

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