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Updated: 8/28/2020
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  • Frindle In the beginning of It starts by saying Nick Allen isn’t a bad or good kid it says he is none of those. Nick has pulled of pretty good pranks in 4th and 3rd grade. In fifth grade he has a more difficult teacher. He has Ms .Granger as a English teacher. Mrs. Granger is tough, and a stickler for words and loves using the dictionary , which sets the stage for Nicks greatest Idea of all - the word frindle.
  • Frindle The students think it is loads of fun to use it, and do not mind taking the consequences of defying Mrs. Granger and continuing to say "frindle" instead of "pen" all the time. The students organize and everyone holds up a "frindle" for the class picture, and the newspapers publish an article about the new word that has become so popular, even beyond the school. Nick appears on a television talk show, and a young entrepreneur gets a lawyer to gain the rights to market the new word, and sends Nick royalties from his sales.
  • Frindle Frindle " continues to be used popularly, however, replacing the old word "pen" in the language of the people. At the very end of the story, several years have passed, and "frindle" has actually been incorporated into the dictionary, and Mrs. Granger reveals to Nick that she had suspected this is what would happen all along. Nick's creative prank and its reception by the public is a fine illustration of how words make their way into the dictionary.
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