Roald Dahl loved playing around with words and inventing new ones. The BFG is renowned for his mixed-up musings – at least we’ve never read anything by Dahls Chickens.
Here’s a few of our favourites, and the meanings behind them…
We’ll be celebrating Roald Dahl Day this Sunday by slipping a few of them into conversation. Anyone for a glass of frobscottle?
Meaning: The BFG’s favourite drink. It’s pale green and fizzy, and makes him whizzpop!
Meaning: When something starts rotting and going a bit manky.
Meaning: To be rushing around; in a hurry.
Meaning: An idiot or foolish person.
Meaning: Something absolutely marvellous.
Meaning: Destroy something.
Meaning: An extremely dangerous creature.
Meaning: A venomous creature that can eat a person in one bite!
Meaning: A chatbag is someone who talks a lot.
Meaning: A very small person. A tribe of them work in Willy Wonka’s fantastic chocolate factory.
Meaning: A creature that lives at the bottom of the sea.
Meaning: To be completely crazy.
Planning a celebration worthy of Her Majester for Roald Dahl Day? Take a look at our list for 16 more jumpsquiffling ways to celebrate this Sunday.