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#5470 09/05/00 08:05 PM
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"Dyslexics of the world, untie"


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You might like to look at this BBC Radio 4 programme which discusses coining words and the growth of the English Language. Sorry its too long to summarise but worth saving for a rainy day!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/routesofenglish/storysofar/programme2_1.shtml


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I don't know if there are any particular guidelines, but I did learn about a year ago that there is a word that describes the practice of coining words.

logodaedaly (10/28/99): The arbitrary or capricious coinage of words.

One of my favorite, personally coined, words is one I use almost daily. When passing coworkers in the hall, one will almost without fail ask "How are you?" (or something along those lines.) I know the question is rhetorical, but I respond anyway. My response is most likely to be "Peacherrific"



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"Peacherrific"

Cool!




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