The Sniglets books were made in 1984 and 1985 by Rich Hall, a writer/actor for HBO's "Not Necessarily the News", "Fridays", and "The David Letterman Show".
The illustrations of the two books were made by Arnie Ten, an award-winning cartoonist living in Brooklyn.
Since the Sniglets's first airing on "Not Necessarily the News", thousands of viewers contributed to the books with their own Sniglets.
"Eufirstics (yew fur' stiks) - n. Two people waiting on the phone for the other to hang up first."
"Nevitts (nev' itz) - n. The sandpaper-like deposits on a cat's tongue."
"Shocklet (shahk' lit) - n. The seldom-used third hole on an electrical outlet."
"Yotate (yoh' tayt) - v. To allow a yo-yo to unwind itself."
v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, somehow assuming this will `remove' all the germs" is one of my favorite sniglets!