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Icognseeto Sniglet

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On HBO’s Not Necessarily the News, comedian Rich Hall offered sniglets, goofy made-up words for things and ideas that don’t already have names, like aquadextrous, describing someone able to use their toes to turn off the bathtub faucet, or laminites, those happy couples depicted in photos inside brand-new picture frames. Such neologisms are usually blends or portmanteau words that combine elements to form a new word. A listener says that her mother’s sniglet for “trying to hide one’s sneeze behind a facemask” is trying to go incognsneeto. This is part of a complete episode.

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