28 things there should be a word for but isn’t

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The World Language Monitor declared this week that we are now over the million English word mark, with a new word - or neologism - created every 98 minutes. Well, frankly, we don't think that's enough, as our list of suggested submissions goes to show:

1 The look someone gives you at the start of a conversation when they realise you’re drunk and they’re not. (Soberiority n.)

2 The part of your trousers that has been dipped in a puddle and becomes frayed (Mantrain n.)

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3 The piece of leg exposed between top of sock and bottom of trouser (Calfamity n.)

4 The exaggeratedly stiff posture adopted by six year-old boys when asked to pose for a photo (Stiffing vb.)

5 The moment between buying a lottery ticket and checking your numbers when you’ve managed to convince yourself you’ve actually won. (Delottment n)

6 The disappointment when you think you’ve been taken off hold only to find out they’re just changing the hold music (Unnamuzaked adj.)

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7 The condition that makes people aggressive when on public transport (Transprage n.)

8 The realisation three days into an expensive holiday that you’d rather be at home (Holitgue n.)

9 The volume of your voice increases when you’re telling an amusing anecdote in the vicinity of a beautiful woman (Amplifection n.)

10 The talent for counterfeiting regional accents, especially when telling anecdotes (Fauccent n.)

11 The face you always pull when looking at your reflection (Blue Steeling or Magnuming vb.)

12 The uncomfortable feeling you get around a man wearing a trilby (Trilxiety n.)

13 The panicked effort to form an incisive opinion on exiting the cinema foyer with your date (Spellfinding vb)

14 The decision to divert a call to your answer phone (Stapping – Straight To Answer Phone vb)

15 The moment you reach into your pocket and realise you’ve lost your mobile phone (Cellulight n.)

16 The expression used for conveying surprise and gratitude at receiving a present you really don’t like (Jumper Joy n.)

17 The contrary urge to champion something, or someone, popularly despised (Frontlash n.)

18 The migration of fluff towards your naval (Downing n.)

19 The dread of someone mentioning your new haircut (Fringal n.)

20 The desire to decorate homes, cars or desks with childlike things (Kiddling vb.)

21 The involuntary expulsion of a tiny pearl of snot when laughing suddenly (Flingshot n.)

22 The bald patches at the top of your thighs (Flubberts n. pl.)

23 Both revolting and erotic, esp. the sublime point in between (Revotic adj.)

24 The process by which unfashionable names come into fashion (Archietecture n.)

25 The strange sense of pride felt when recollecting something shameful you once did (Promiliation n.)

26 Indulging in flirty chat on your mobile phone in a public place (Phoneicating vb.)

27 The look you give a ‘chugger’ that signifies ‘No!’ (DETA basing – Don’t Even Think About it vb. acron)

28 The half-limping, twitchy walk peculiar to junkies and crackheads. (The Fix-trot n.)