Peter Ryding, author of the 'Well,
I Never Knew That!' books, made a similar bet! To create a brand new word
and get it into the dictionary!
This, he says, turned into a gargantuan project: tracking down and linking the
most intriguing, fascinating and funny origins of everyday phrases and names in
the English language. All the boring phrases, he says, have been thrown
And that's how this series of
books came about! When Peter's friends read his books, they often said
"Well, I never knew that!" - and the name for the series, and for the
campaign (WINKT being the acronym), was born! So this is the word - WINKT!
YOUR HELP, PLEASE!!
So we need you to help us finish our
story! All you need to do is send us an e-mail including your name
and using an e-mail address where we can contact you. E-mail us at
with your name and we'll add your name to the campaign!! It costs you
nothing and you automatically become a privileged member of the WINKT
Club! The more names we get for our petition the better. When we get
enough, you know you will have played a part in creating a BRAND
NEW WORD in the English language! In fact, if we get enough, we may even
get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most requested word ever!!
And please tell all your friends to e-mail us too!
Anyone can register. There is no age restriction.
However, if you wish to make purchases of our books and gifts when our on-line
shop is functioning, you will need to use a credit or
debit card. If you are under 18, please ask an adult to pay on your behalf!
Membership lasts for 12 months.