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Words about words #2363
05/15/00 12:15 PM
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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.


Re: Words about words #2364
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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 ...
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~skilton/dictionary.html

Some amusing samples of "haplogy".


Re: Words about words #2365
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Thanks for that link, Bill - great fun!


Re: Alpo? #2366
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alpeaux;
n., Boilerplate text passed off as original or unique.
(Fr. alpeaux: horseflesh used for dogfood)



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Eaux, neaux!


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Many happy returns, Bill - having quoted wwftd extensively, you are now duly referenced


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this too shall pass
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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'.




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You can't joke with some people.


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thanks, tsuwm - that giggle has made my day. You wicked corrupter of the luggage, sir!



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