Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Days of Rich Hall and 'Sniglets'

"Snig'let: Any Word That Doesn't Appear in the Dictionary, But Should."

Are you old like me and remember Sniglets? Sniglets were words that described indescribable items or acts of minutia, and were created by comedian Rich Hall on HBO's early comedy Not Necessarily The News. 

If you are old like me, you remember Rich Hall, the tall, skinny guy who looked like he could have been David Letterman's younger grimacing cousin. After his time with Not Neccessarily, he had a one year stint as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1984-1985 alongside a stellar, all star cast that included Martin Short, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Harry Schearer.

Hall published a few books on Sniglets that used to amuse and delight. Although out of print, they  can still be found at your local Amazon webpage, and Ebay.

Rich now lives in England and took his bag of Sniglets with him, but the memory lives on for those of us who are starting to forget where we left our shoes.  (There must be a Sniglet for that.)

Check out Sniglets Twitter account over at @SnigletsOFCL

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