OH NO! I never posted this! It somehow got left as a draft! But I did honestly write it on time...
If I'd thought about it in time, I could have used one of my favourite words yesterday;
Oh well. Next year?
I was idly reading a few pages of "The Etymologian" by Mark Forsyth last night before "lights out". It is a sort of "dip-in-and-out" book which is perfect for when I am too tired for anything complicated.
I hadn't "dipped in" to it for ages. The page that appeared when I opened the book (I have a kindle edition) was all about words invented by John Milton.
I've copied and pasted this list of examples from a Huffington Post article here as I haven't got my kindle to hand.