I think there ought to be a word for when academic writers make up a word for their own purpose: a word that is totally unnecessary and could easily be replaced by a word in common usage. (Preferably a word that I could yell at the book every time the unnecessary one was used.)
I think there also ought to be one plural word for neices and nephews. That's a ridiculous mouthful. I trip over it every time.
Betsy got me thinking about words that English ought to have. She got published in The Atlantic: "I need a word for the very vulnerable moment when, to pass through airport security, I must remove my shoes. This is the great equalizer: in sock feet, no one is dignified."
There also ought to be a word for when I should be grading, but I'm blogging........I don't like the sound of procrastination.