Can you name a few "Ghost Words" ? ?
February 27, 2009 7:11am CST
A ghost word is a nonexistent word that has made its way into a reference work by mistake. one well-known example is the word "Dord", which appeared in an American dictionary defined as density, as it is used in physics and chemistry. Dord was added to the dictionary when a typesetter who was making entries into the dictionary misread the entry D or d and typed is as Dord. When the error was found, the ghost word was removed from the dictionary. But not all ghost words are removed. One example of this is the word "syllabus". And one more i can think of right now is the word "goldfish". Can you name a few ghost words ?