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#2363 - 05/15/00 08:15 AM Words about words
It's another of those words that go out of their way not to apply to
themselves. If today's word were to practice what it preaches we would be
seeing a leaner, meaner version of it, one that would be more suitable for
Scrabble, and save two keystrokes. How does haplogy sound? See you in a few
hundred years! In the meanwhile, look for more meta-words or words about
words in AWAD during this week.
#2364 - 09/16/01 06:43 PM Re: Words about words
Hellatine Dictionary of Bureaucratese
... haplogy; n., The shortening, abbreviation or intentional slurring or distortion
of a word, phrase or name in order to impart disdain, disrespect or dishonor ...
Some amusing samples of "haplogy".
#2365 - 09/17/01 07:55 AM Re: Words about words
Thanks for that link, Bill - great fun!
#2366 - 09/17/01 11:30 AM Re: Alpo?
n., Boilerplate text passed off as original or unique.
(Fr. alpeaux: horseflesh used for dogfood)
#2367 - 09/17/01 01:38 PM Re: Alpo?
#2368 - 09/18/01 05:49 AM Re: Words about words
Many happy returns, Bill - having quoted wwftd extensively, you are now duly referenced
#2369 - 09/19/01 03:36 PM Re: Words about words
Loc: this too shall pass
it may be found amusing [or not] that I'm receiving emails from subscribers pointing out that these are not real words(!), or (worse) that I have misspelled them -- particularly so with 'castigrate'.
#2370 - 09/19/01 05:56 PM Re: Words about words
You can't joke with some people.
#2371 - 09/20/01 08:46 AM Re: Words about words
thanks, tsuwm - that giggle has made my day. You wicked corrupter of the luggage, sir!
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