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#20005 - 02/25/01 09:31 PM Re: monger
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
bill, the OED has three-hundred and eighteen (318) entries for 'monger', but the best one, by far, (after costermonger) is:
wordmonger - one who deals in words, esp. in strange or pedantic words, or in empty words without sense or substance. Orig. contemptuous.

-tsuwm (the supremely unipotent word monger)


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#20006 - 02/27/01 09:01 PM Re: wreaked/wrought
Marty Offline
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Registered: 09/20/00
Posts: 347
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
This doesn't exactly advance the discussion of the word 'wrought', but I just had to share it with you.

I recently came across this name for a local wrought iron business:

Ironic Twist


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