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#150194 11/15/05 01:32 AM
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... more a "phonetic blendword/portmanteau" [blog/argument] than an orthographic one [paradigm "chortle"]

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If I may paraphrase Eeyore, you mean that this tripeat thing was something US sportscasters knew?

And here I was so sure that my student was a linguistic genius despite all appearances!

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Didn't a basketball coach try to patent or copyright or trademark the word "threepeat"?

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Didn't a basketball coach try to patent or copyright or trademark the word "threepeat"?




As I am trying to patent "nuts?"

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patently


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you guys been smoking your Mary Janes?


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Sometimes people copyright or trademark the words they coin. Legendary basketball coach Pay Riley, for instance, owns the rights to the term ‘threepeat.’ In 1988 Riley was coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, who had just won their second championship in a row. Riley and Laker guard Byron Scott were sitting around a swimming pool in Hawaii trying to formulate a catchy phrase that would motivate the Lakers to win another championship in 1989. The phrase they came up with was ‘threepeat,’ and Riley immediately trademarked it
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Being an NBA fan and a logomaniac, that's an interesting fact. My two greatest passions coming together... basketball and words.. woah, I kinda feel turned on...

#150202 11/16/05 05:29 AM
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May I go on record as saying that any post captioned "Father Steve was right" is okay in my book?

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I believe "blogument" would be a blend word or portmanteau

This is true. Of course my post was more of an editorial comment on the direction the thread was going rather than a submission of a genuine neologism.

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