Galen wrote:Delbin wrote:Minutiae is one of my favorite. Misc. small things.
I think all of you will like the book 'The Meaning of Liff' by Douglas Adams (et. al.) I found it once electronically, but I can't search for it since I'm at work. It's a collection of definitions made up by him and his bar buddies for words that should exist because they describe things everyone experiences. Offhand I remember a word for someone that washes all the dishes but the pan with the bacon grease and the word for the feeling you get when you sit on a chair warmed by someone else.
Found it: http://folk.uio.no/alied/TMoL.html
A lot of them are real place names. For example, the seaside town of Skegness now has the misfortune of sharing its name with "nose excreta of a malleable consistency". Presumably there was something about Skegness that Douglas Adams (et al) didn't like.
The sequel is The Deeper Meaning of Liff. I couldn't find it online on its own but this seems to be a combined list of words from both books.
LUTTON GOWTS (n) The opposite of green thumbs; the effortless
capacity to cause death of plants.
Also a village in Lincolnshire.