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  • Lear gives us such gems as scroobious, meloobious, ombliferous, borascible, slobaciously, himmeltanious, flumpetty, and mumbian; while the best of Lewis Carroll's coined words are those found in

    A Nonsense Anthology


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  • Suppose we should fall down flumpetty
    Just like pieces of stone!
    - Edward Lear (1812-1888) The Jumblies

    September 19, 2009