Master SoG, this is precisely the weakness that the wordworm and I are exploiting to evade virus and worm detectors. She has proved to be quite cunning, removing the "c" from covert to escape from under containment on the c list. She is now in ninja training.
Under guise of woodworm, she infiltrated the Google lexicon, and inserted detartrated in their lookup dictionary. If you enter "detartrat", Google now asks "Did you mean: detartrated". She also entered the Scriptorium at OED headquarters and found a citation for demidiate, from The Entomological Dictionary of 1913, where it is defined as "half-round".
Are there other missions you wish us to undertake?
I have a favor to ask, Master mollusque. Might wordworm find a home on your Legged List? I offered her a place among my kin, but she dislikes the mantises. Perhaps you could add a few caterpillars on your list for her.
Not to fear, Master jennarenn. I don't think wordworm eats words, but is symbiotic with them. If so, it will be to her advantage to have more words, not fewer. I will try to recruit her to the cause of getting more words into dictionaries.
Master seanahan, I am relieved that you approved the release of the wordworm, for, as Master sionnach reports, the dawn is red. I had not realized that merely mentioning its existence would animate it.
Master, I request permission to terminate the missions for the following words: bandersnatch, flustrated, nounal, and testiculate. Each has been presumed to be madeupical on Wordie, but each is listed in at least one dictionary. I would therefore like to focus on other less fortunate words. Please advise.