- This is how many words Roald Dahl invented for his 17 children’s books. Of these, 320 words-such as delumptious (delicious) and snozzcumber (a revolting black and white vegetable)-are pure Gobblefunk, the language that Dahl created for the giants in his beloved story The BFG. If catching Disney’s movie adaptation this summer wasn’t phizz-whizzing enough, bone up on your Dahl vocabulary with the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary (out this month) and today, September 13th on what would have been the British author’s 100th birthday. Visit roalddahl.com/usa to download a party pack of puzzles, games, and decorations to check out what activities are happening in your area. As an educator, I absolutely love this site and can’t get enough of it!
Source: Liz Loerke