* One such specimen can be found in the comments on Merriam-Webster's post on the word unputdownable, current in English longer than I have been alive, which provoked this response from one Justin Vinson: "Now I have to buy a house with a fireplace, buy a copy of your dictionary to burn in said fireplace. Really? Unputdownable? This is why we are fast becoming the dumbest nation on the planet. We allow pseudo-synonymous fictional words into our language with no more attentiveness than throwing out the garbage. Then we allow said words to be used in places of education, I've seen them on essays, where the ability to speak, write, and read is so much of given; we forget there are parts of the world where people cannot. Not only do we allow such nonsense, we reward those who make such arbitrary words and phrases with wealth and fame. Thus devolving our society into babbling sycophants and moronic imbeciles.