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Examples

  • The word frindle has existed for less than three weeks.

    Frindle

  • They were sure, because where you were supposed to write “I am writing this punishment with a pen,” everyone was writing the word frindle every fourth or fifth sentence.

    Frindle

  • Anyone who is heard using the word frindle instead of the word pen will stay after school and write this sentence one hundred times: I am writing this punishment with a pen.

    Frindle

  • One girl bragged that she had written the word frindle forty-five times on her sheets today.

    Frindle

  • If you are reading this letter, it means that the word frindle has been added to the dictionary.

    Frindle

  • Bud Lawrence was suddenly flooded with orders for anything with the word frindle on it, and he quickly got interested again.

    Frindle

  • Right now, I got a shirt printer in Massachusetts and another one in Chicago and another one in Los Angeles making T-shirts with the word frindle above a picture of a pen—I mean a frindle.

    Frindle

  • And now when I teach them how new words are added to the dictionary, I tell each and every one of them to look up the word frindle.

    Frindle

  • When Bud Lawrence saw the article about the new word, he had his lawyer file a preliminary trademark claim on the word frindle.

    Frindle

  • WITHIN A WEEK after the article was published in The Westfield Gazette, the kids at the junior high and the kids at the high school had stopped using the word pen and had started using the word frindle.

    Frindle

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  • An excellent madeupical word. And Nick seems like a sort of proto-John. :-)

    April 2, 2008

  • I'm a writer, a calligrapher and a frindley, so of course I think Andrew Clements was experiencing a moment of sheer genius when he invented this word for pen. I was rooting for Nicholas Allen* all the way. And yes, I've been given several copies of Frindle over the years — I guess it seems the logical thing to do (and it is a very satisfying yarn).

    *clearly a Wordie-in-the-making

    April 2, 2008