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Is There a Word for That?

Postby Slava » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:18 pm

Turns out Phi Beta Kappa has their own magazine and at times, surprise surprise, they discuss language. Here's one on neologisms; what works and what doesn't. Lots of nice word trivia, too. I never knew Jefferson (Thomas, not Davis) coined over 100 words. Or at least used them for the first time in print.
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