It's a scandal - if this sort of thing riles you. As a writer it certainly should.
It turns out that one of the most esteemed editors of the Oxford English Dictionary deleted thousands of words because he simply didn't like them.
Sarah Ogilvie is the author of WORDS OF THE WORLD, a forthcoming look at the history of the OED, and she has covered widespread deletions by the renowned Robert Burchfield. He had a tendency to delete 'foreign' words, despite having had a reputation for opening up the dictionary to the wider world.
So rather like Hotel California - you can check out a word but it should never be allowed to leave.
What words would you like to see in the dictionary? Do you use a dictionary when you write? Do you use your own made-up words in your writing to any extent?