10 words coined by PG Wodehouse

I came across an article by Oliver Tearle which pointed out that P G Wodehouse is one the English language’s greatest wordsmiths.  He apparently uses a huge vocabulary (like Shakespeare) and where the existing vocabulary is inadequate to express the precise meaning he wished to convey, he invented new words to suit his purpose.

To read more about the origins of gruntled, plonk and snooter, go to the Interesting Literature site:



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