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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Looking for story where student makes up a fake word

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message 1: by Gushi (new)

Gushi | 8 comments Hey there all,

I'm looking for a book that I've read in the past year where the author is talking about a fake word he's made up, and has made a game of including it in essays and term papers, to see if teachers catch it.

I believe there's a plot point where a teacher finally calls it, outright, and the student, after so many years of it working, actually tries to contest it.

I know that's vague. Any ideas?


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message 3: by Gushi (new)

Gushi | 8 comments Don't think that's it. I recall this being weirdly anecdotal, like in a Penn Jillette book or somethign similar.


message 4: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39249 comments Mod
Fiction or nonfiction?


message 5: by Gushi (new)

Gushi | 8 comments I think nonfiction. I think.


message 6: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39249 comments Mod
Is the author well known, either as an author, or in some other career?


message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen Wicklein | 20 comments Maybe Frindle?


message 8: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39249 comments Mod
Gushi, are you still looking for this or did you find it?


message 9: by Gushi (new)

Gushi | 8 comments Never did find it.


message 10: by Ann (new)

Ann | 535 comments Gushi, any chance you remember what the made up word was?


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