We love words, especially old words that have been largely forgotten.
This Valentine’s Day there’s a short item in The Independent UK about 10 old words that modern romantics might like to revive.
We tried them out in Office 2013 to see if the in-built dictionary could cope. No real surprise that 9 of them got the red squiggly line. That’s in English US, Canadian, UK and Aussie variants.
Only ‘Smuggle’ made it past Word’s word police and that only because it’s a common word with another meaning.
Office-Watch.com added two variants. Snuggle is accepted by Word and known to any fan of The Simpsons. Smooch is also OK in Word as the modern spelling of Smouch.
I suspect I’m too old to be ‘canged’ which sounds painful but a touch of nursle works for me.