Frobscottle, delumptious, Oompa-Loompa – you might recognise these words from many a bedtime reading of Roald Dahl, but did you know that they’re all examples of gobblefunk? That’s the name Roald Dahl gave to the words he invented and used in his phizz-whizzing stories. Explore the marvellous world of Dahl's language with these books from Oxford University Press.
This is not an ordinary dictionary. Lots of dictionaries tell you what an ‘alligator’ is, or how to spell ‘balloon’, but they won’t explain the difference between a ‘ringbeller’ and a ‘trogglehumper’, or say why witches need ‘gruntles’ eggs’, or suggest a word for the shape of a ‘Knid’. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, with real citations from Roald Dahl’s children’s books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, to inspire and encourage young writers and readers.
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