You would think , after years of primary, secondary and even tertiary education
There wouldn’t be a time when i’d need to check my spelling
Then again – the English language is full of wonderous words – and although the grand academics might not like this , some of them have been happily poached from our friends and neighbours across the English Channel.
Some have been invented and Some words and terms have been put in there simply because they’re used in common parlance
Howzat then ? because someone’s asked for a thingummy-bob to fix a watchamicallit as part of a job.
Normally Translated – A Spanner or wrench to fix a nut or a bolt, or an allen key to screw together two bits of wood with those magic screws – you know the ones – Hexagonal holes in the head of the screw
and as words keep on being added – the pages of the dictionary get bigger… And don’t think the computer can keep up – for poor old Hex has to have his Lexicon updated (sometimes daily) to keep up.
The true test ? getting listed in the OSW – Official Scrabble Words list – and there’s plenty in those pages!