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  • "Dictionary-makers do make mistakes from time to time though, and one of the more famous errors was the appearance of the ghost word dord in the second edition of Webster's New International Dictionary in 1934. Dord was listed on page 771, between the entries for Dorcopsis (a type of small kangaroo) and dorĂ© (golden in color), as a noun meaning density in the fields of Physics and Chemistry: "

    http://www.snopes.com/language/mistakes/dord.asp

    Example of use:

    If it floats in this, you'll know its dord.
    - I'm sorry, did you mean "it's Ford"?

    September 3, 2010

  • Malamanteau is a combination of two words: malapropism and portmanteau. It first gained notoriety in May of 2010 when it was mentioned in the popular web comic XKCD

    Examples of malamanteau include:
    "to misconscrew it up"
    "to flustrate"


    May 12, 2010

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