Slava wrote:Because its usage is very limited and it is not recognized as a standard word.MTC wrote:If it has "already been done" as you write, then why did you say
"Thesbian? I know-eth not this word. Didst thou meaneth thespian? Or am I simply lost?" ?
It's one thing to say a word's usage is "very limited," and quite another to say you "know-eth not this word" when, in fact, you do. It is one thing to challenge whether a word exists in one post, and inconsistently contend the word already exists in another.
Additionally, when you say "it ("thesbian") is not recognized as a standard word (presumably meaning not in the dictionary)," that doesn't make "thesbian" any less a word. Words remain words whether or not they are in the dictionary, a point linguists and lexicographers are at some pains to make.
Now that I research the word "thesbian," it appears I was a little too quick in giving credit to Mr. Hupy for its creation. Thesbian has existed as a word since at least 1940. See the graph of thesbian's usage at
https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?c ... an%3B%2Cc0 Googling thesbian (a word which requires no quotes in standard usage) results in 28,100 hits. Thesbian is listed in several online sources, e.g., Wikipedia, urban dictionary, Wordnik. There is a "thesbian.com" website for a group of acting troups in multiple cities and over 28,00 other references for those who care to look.
Perhaps you can explain yourself?