Did you know Roald Dahl invented 500 words and character names, from the Oompa-Loompas and whizzpopping to the less well known humplecrimp, lixivate and zoonk?
Susan Rennie, chief editor of The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary, takes us on phizz-whizzing tour of the most scrumdiddlyumptious
Which of Ronald Dahl’s 500+ words is your favorite word to hear spoken aloud, see in written form, or define its use and meaning in your world?
My absolute all-time favorite Dahl word is Scrumdiddlyumptious — defined in the Oxford Ronald Dahl Dictionary as food that is utterly delicious.
“The Fleshlumpeating Giant is very keen to eat the Queen, as he thinks she will have ‘an especially scrumdiddlyumptious flavour.’ ”