Did you know a lot of the words we use came from literature? That’s right, writers don’t just use words, sometimes they INVENT them too!
I’m a big fan of made-up words (though aren’t all words made up??). I always look forward to hearing about the additions to the English dictionary. Last year ‘hellacious’ made it in, which I absolutely love … 2020 sure was that!
Of course, we don’t always know where the words come from … but sometimes authors coin a word that is so fitting, it ends up part of our culutral lexicon. Check out the infographic for 15 great words grabbed from literature, plus B2W’s take on my five favourites below it.