Sunday, September 18, 2011

Knick, Knack, Knuckle-whack:



English has a lovely collection of words that begin with “kn”. These words have character, and there aren’t nearly enough of them. You need to contemplate a word like knude for just two seconds, to realize what we’re missing. I’ve made a list of suggestions here, although I doubt they’ll get into the OED any time soon. These words just sing, don’t you think?
knabob
knacreous
knaptha
knarcolepsy
knasty
knatheless
knative
knattering
knavy
knearly
kneedy
knegativism
kneither
knephrology
knexus
kniggling
knihilism
knocturne
knose
knubile
knothing
knugatory
knull
knumeral
knuptials
knutter
knylon
knymph



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