"No authoritarian authority exists that determines whether a given word is valid or bogus. In any language, there's a complex and imperfect vetting procedure; at least in English, most serious writers agree on the correct or preferred form of a word that is one of two or more variants or on whether a word is acceptable at all.
Here's a list of words that have been under scrutiny in this approval process (link to article and definitions):
So, here are my thoughts:
They left off a few:
- Boughten (I had already boughten in)
- Tooken (I would've tooken a bullet for you, man)
- alot (my my egregiousness typo. babe had to sit me down one day and say, why do you make a lot one word? since then, you won't find it.)
There, boring but true.