A spelling list for quiddles
For nidicolous scombroids
Here are some words you could be forgiven for misspelling: “A nidicolous scombroid noddypeak was vespertilionized terdiurnally by a slubberdegullion”.
It would roughly translate as: A mackerel-shaped [scombroid] fool [noddypeak] who was reared in a nest [nidicolous] was turned into a bat [vespertilionized] three times a day [terdiurnal] by a filthy, slobbering person [slubberdegullion].
These magnificent words were all collected by Highbrook’s design guru Andy Cowan. His collection also includes “tomophobia”, which apparently means a fear of surgery, though we feel it could equally be a fear of male cats, or indeed iconic Welsh signers.
Here's more from Andy (also from editor Brett Lampitt):
Interpunct – point or dot between words in•place•of•spaces
Synorthographic – spelled in the same way
Tittle – dot over the letter i or j
Piciform – of the form or shape of a woodpecker
Pickthank – sycophant; flatterer
Blobbing – a method of fishing for eels
Flummadiddle – an edible mash of American origin
Shoyhoy – a person hired to scare birds
Orey-eyed – expressing anger through the eyes
Quiddle – a fastidious person
Rumpot – a habitual or heavy drinker
Scrimshank – to evade work or duty
Toplofty – haughty and arrogant
Uglyography – bad handwriting; poor spelling
Verbicide – destroying the meaning of a word
Verbomania – craze for words
Vicennial – occurring every twenty years
Vigintiquintuple – result of multiplying by twenty-five