Wotcher Harry Potter fans!
I checked Dictionary.com today and tried to see how many signatures I needed on my petition. I was planning to just have a “Wotcher Awareness Day” and get a bunch of people to learn it and sign my petition. 😦 That’s not going to happen now:
How does a word get into the dictionary? How can I get my word into the dictionary?
A word gets into the dictionary by being used. That’s the only way. Lexicographers – the people who make dictionaries – don’t make words; they find them and record them. They are like the entomologist who goes into the rain forest looking for new species of beetles. Similarly, you can’t invent a word and petition to have it admitted into the dictionary. You can invent a word and use it, of course, and if your word catches on it might end up in the dictionary some day. However, this is extremely unlikely.
Click here to see that dreadful FAQ. 😦
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