Here are a selection of words that someone like me probably made up, said to their friend, who said to their friends, and their friends. And one of those friends said it to someone who works for Oxford University Press in the dictionaries department. It was that word which have made it into the Oxford English Dictionary:
So the next time I read the list of new words added to the OED and I see one of mine I will open a bottle of champagne. I don’t think I will be walking straightwards after that.