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?

FROBSCOTTLE
Noun
Meaning: The BFG’s favourite drink. It’s pale green and fizzy, and makes him whizzpop!

ROTSOME
Adjective
Meaning: When something starts rotting and going a bit manky.

SPLATCH-WINKLE
Verb
Meaning: To be rushing around; in a hurry.

BOOTBOGGLER
Noun
Meaning: An idiot or foolish person.

WHOOPSY-SPLUNKERS
Adjective
Meaning: Something absolutely marvellous.

SVOLLOP
Verb
Meaning: Destroy something.

HORNSWOGGLER
Noun
Meaning: An extremely dangerous creature.

PINK-SPOTTED SCRUNCH
Noun
Meaning: A venomous creature that can eat a person in one bite!

Mr Twit and Glass eye
SKILLYWIGGLER

Noun
Meaning: Mr Twit’s pet name for a frog which he will hid in his wife’s bed.

CHATBAG
Noun
Meaning: A chatbag is someone who talks a lot.

OOMPA-LOOMPA
Noun
Meaning: A very small person. A tribe of them work in Willy Wonka’s fantastic chocolate factory.

BLABBERSNITCH
Noun
Meaning: A creature that lives at the bottom of the sea.

BUGGLES
Adjective
Meaning: To be completely crazy. RoaldDahlReadingCharacters (4)

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. 

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  1. I do this sort of thing a lot at home. Nice to know I fit in the the great Roald Dahl

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