If William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and the general public can invent words, why can’t you?
I most often notice the need for new words when I’m playing Words With Friends. Of course, my words might never officially be welcomed into the English language or into the pantheon of words accepted in Words With Friends or Scrabble; still, I don’t let that stop me from creating words!
Grab your Scrabble tiles or alphabet soup, and start creating!
*CAVEAT: It is appropriate to use newly-created, “unofficial” words only in certain contexts. You might be able to safely experiment with new words in creative writing, casual conversations, text messages, informal emails, and personal social media posts. Academic writing and business communications are probably not the best venues in which to test-run a new word.