Is there a word for wondering if there's a word for things? I do that a lot.
In the list I keep of potential AskMefi questions, I'm seeing a lot of "is there a word for..." items, and I find that I'm prone to that thought a lot.
I'd think with things like Urban Dictionary et al, that teh intertubes would be a good place to either source words or get consensus on calling something by a particular word.
The old thing of Sniglets
, and the newer phenomenon of Santorum
would seem to bear this out.
So I guess my question is
1) where to look for "yes, there is a word for that, and it is _____"
2) if there's a name for the behavior of wondering about / looking for / coining names or new words.