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#386 - 04/26/00 03:25 PM Re: the Christmas alphabet  
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#387 - 04/29/00 05:58 AM Re: John Ciardi's "klmnop" on NPR  
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Ciardi's "A Browser's Dictionary" (New York: Harper & Row: 1980) has this entry:

kelemenopy (Accent on penultimate.) The one essential trope neglected by classical rhetoricians: a sequential straight line through the middle of everything, leading nowhere. "Teddy Kennedy's career has been the classical kelemenopy of the American twentieth century." - Angelo Registratore. ... /Kelemenopy/ is from my own psychic warp, to see if anyone would notice, and because I have always dreamed of fathering a word....

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