Question of the Day

Today's question deals with sniglets. What's a sniglet? Well, take a gander:
A sniglet is a neologism defined as "any word that doesn't appear in the dictionary, but should". The term was coined by writer/actor/comedian Rich Hall, who first created a series of Sniglets while he was a performer on the 1980s HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News. Each episode of the monthly series featured a regular segment on Sniglets by Hall. Hall's own sniglets along with submissions by fans were compiled into several books, starting with Sniglets and More Sniglets.
I distinctly remember a friend of mine years ago coming up with a sniglet that I'm fairly certain made it onto the show:

Auldlanxiety - The fear of making a complete ass of yourself during new year's eve.

What cool sniglets have you, or someone you know, come up with?

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