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#210777 - 05/06/13 06:00 AM Word coinage: 'pendantry'.
Loc: Cambridge, England
I see that this forum invites me to waffle on about words one has coined.
My humble submission is 'pendant'.
I defined this additional meaning of the existing word, in 2006, as:Quote:Pendant, n. One who, by correcting others, gives himself (or herself) just enough rope by which to hang.
I'm especially fond of the collision of my definition with the older one: pedants (sic) can often be found hanging around. They can be shiny, sparkly, enhancing the conversation: or they can be dull, grimy, and objectionable. As with many things, their appearance can be modified by one's own perception.
Entire topic Subject Posted by Posted Word coinage: 'pendantry'. pendant 05/06/13 06:00 AM
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