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Wed Feb 8, 2017, 02:59 PM

Do you need a new word ? More than 1,000 new words added to the dictionary.



From 'binge-watch' to 'Seussian'

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/new-words-in-the-dictionary-feb-2017

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/08/514074593/from-seussian-to-snollygoster-merriam-webster-adds-over-1-000-new-words


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Reply Do you need a new word ? More than 1,000 new words added to the dictionary. (Original post)
In_The_Wind Feb 2017 OP
True Dough Feb 2017 #1
In_The_Wind Feb 2017 #2
MyshkinCommaPrince Feb 2017 #3

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 03:00 PM

1. No thanks!

I already have the BEST words (all 77 of 'em).

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Response to True Dough (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 03:01 PM

2. Hahaha

Good answer.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 03:57 PM

3. English is a delightfully mutable language

Dr. Samuel Johnson: (places two manuscripts on the table, but picks up the top one)
Here it is, sir: the very cornerstone of English scholarship. This book,
sir, contains every word in our beloved language.

Prince Regent George: Hmm.

Edmund Blackadder: Every single one, sir?

Johnson: (confidently) Every single word, sir!

Blackadder: (to Prince) Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will not object if
I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic contrafribblarities.

Johnson: What?

Blackadder: `Contrafribblarites', sir? It is a common word down our way.

Johnson: Damn! (writes in the book)

Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anus-peptic, phrasmotic, even compunctious to have
caused you such pericombobulation.

Johnson: What? What? WHAT?

Prince: What are you on about, Blackadder? This is all beginning to sound a bit
like dago talk to me.

Blackadder: I'm sorry, sir. I merely wished to congratulate the Doctor on not having
left out a single word. (J sneers) Shall I fetch the tea, Your Highness?

Prince: Yes, yes -- and get that damned fire up here, will you?

Blackadder: Certainly, sir. I shall return interphrastically. (exits) (J writes some
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