You can invent a word, but you can't get it into a dictionary! I have been trying to get 'engageable' into the Macquarie for a few years, without success. Engageable - able to be engaged (in the military sense). Cheers Kath From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Lewis Sent: Wednesday, 11 January 2012 12:01 PM To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: atw: Re: Youse Yebbut . . . The "nitwits" own the language along with everyone else; you don't need a licence to invent a new word! - Michael Lewis On 11 January 2012 12:27, Rebecca Caldwell <beckyakasha@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:beckyakasha@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote: Fine! Badly worded on my part ;) I do not accept 'youse' as a word by any means, but meant that it was a 'real' word, and not just the incomprehensible pronounciation of a nitwit.