We'd need to double the size of the dictionary if we wanted to include all the words that we invent on the fly, let alone all the understandable words we COULD invent. As one instance of how many words are out there, consider the fact that you can, and you do, make adjectives out of almost any noun by tacking on the letter "y". The result may be strange, unmusical, and silly-sounding, but your audience will know exactly what you meant.

Last modified on 13 June 2022.