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  • Really enjoyed this post and reblogged it on ProofPerfectly.com. As a copyeditor at a marketing company, I run into non-words quite frequently, especially in material from the social media department.

  • We are in an argument at work… concust vs concussed. Concussed is in dictionary but concust is used in sports articles, and other places as well. So, is concust a word?

  • Hello Tonya and thanks for your query. I had never seen this word used and it is not very frequent, although there is a typically humorous Urban Dictionary entry for it. I would say that it is just an informal way of spelling ‘concussed’ that most people would regard as a mistake. I’d be interested to see genuine examples of use that are not just spelling mistakes, perhaps as you mention from sports journalism.