17 Wonderfully Useless Words That Shouldn’t Exist But Do

Find out why all today’s ~coolest~ pedants are saying “wabbit,” “deasil,” and “squirk”!

Jack Shepherd
Cellar Door
Published in
4 min readOct 31, 2022

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Don’t squirk, but I’m feeling rather wabbit after putting this list of delightfully obscure words together, so instead of a viduous bromatology by way of a preamble, let’s just get to the main course: Here are 17 wonderfully useless words that shouldn’t exist but do.

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Jack Shepherd
Cellar Door

I have a newsletter about crossword puzzles and a podcast about rom-coms. Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail