Indefinte Words

I have no idea how many indefinite words there are, but certainly there are gobs - perhaps even oodles, especially when you consider words for thingamajigs such as "thingumbob" and "whangydoodle." Like euphemisms, nicknames, and slang in general, indefinite words are a testament to our collective creativity, which can never be contained by numbers or knowledge.

"Spillion" - coined in 2010 to express the enormity of the BP oil spill - is only the latest fanciful word to play on real numbers such as "million" and "billion." good.

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