20 Delightful Words Rejected From The Oxford English Dictionary (And Their Meanings)

Have you ever struggled to find the perfect word to capture a situation or emotion? The Oxford English Dictionary might contain over 170k words, but despite frequently adding words from the modern lexicon, not all words make the cut. The creators of The Book of Everyone have discovered that there’s a secret (not so secret anymore) vault owned by the Oxford University Press that stores words that have been rejected to be included in the dictionary. Scroll down to see them all and don’t forget to add a new word suggestion in comments!

This word was rejected from The Oxford English Dictionary.

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Why Are Cats So Hilariously Afraid Of Cucumbers?

Have you ever wondered why cats are so terrified of cucumbers? Turns out It’s their natural reaction to anything that sneaks up on them without making any noise. Cats tend to be scared or wary of the unknown, as it could represent the danger of a predator, and in the case of a cucumber, a snake. Cats are sharp and alert animals, and as such, they always keep their guard up and have good situational awareness. So, pretty much anything that sneaks up on a cat could potentially terrify it. Only in case of cucumbers it looks funny as hell.

Cat vs. cucumber.

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Medieval Paintings of Cats Licking Their Butts

Medieval monks were put to work making “illuminated manuscripts” – holy books in which every page was filled with beautiful works of art. Sometimes, they would fill the page with beautiful patterns of flowers and ivy. Sometimes, they would add depth to the words by illustrating the stories. And sometimes, they’d just draw cats licking their butts.

Medieval art of cat licking his butt.

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