Sniglets, for those of you who are too young to know the difference between 33 and 45 is a lot more than just 12, were "words that should be in the dictionary, but aren't." They were part of this really funny -- and very 80s -- show on HBO called Not (Necessarily) the News, which I just loved when I was a kid, even though most of their political satire flew like a flock of nuclear-war-triggering geese right over my young head
They were hit and miss, but when they hit, they were pretty funny. For example, a hit and a miss:
Cheedle: The orange residue left on fingers after eating Cheetos or some other cheesy snack (Hall 1984: 21)Everybody get it? It's silly. Anyway, I just made up two Sniglets of my own:
Blivet: to flip your pillow looking for a cool spot (Hall 1984: 14)
UPExcitement (you-pee-excitement): The feeling of happy anticipation one gets upon hearing a UPS delivery truck speed down the street, because their package is finally being delivered.I will now take the extraordinarily pretentious step of releasing my new Sniglets, which could earn me millions of dollars and buy me a mansion and a yacht, under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License, with a badge and everything.
UPEnvy (you-pee-envy): The feeling that same person gets when UPS does not deliver to their house, but instead drops a package with a neighbor.