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comment Where did the word “quim” come from?
The OED says: A derivation from Welsh cwm valley has sometimes been suggested, but is unlikely on both semantic and phonological grounds.
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comment What's the origin of “lit”?
@ermanen: Which one?
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comment What's the origin of “lit”?
@ermanen Thanks! Is this the same lit as seen recently? What accounts for its recent and sudden popularity 45 years after your latest quotation?
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asked What's the origin of “lit”?
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comment The word for not a word
@EdwinAshworth: Which authority says a word demands 'reasonably commonly used / understood'? Nixicon meets the criterion of "a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed."
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comment The word for not a word
@John: Of course it doesn't infer any sense of being sensical or obscene; why should it? You never mentioned that in your question.
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comment The word for not a word
@Dan: Correction: it's not yet in the OED :)
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comment The word for not a word
@Silenus nixinym is a nixinym but if we use it it becomes an isanym (from "is a" + nym=word).
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answered The word for not a word
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comment Origin of podcast
Thanks for this. Those 2001s from Ngrams will be bad OCR and bad metadata.
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comment Origin of podcast
@PhilMJones: I didn't think to check whois, thanks! That 2002 podcast.com is very curious... Although it was just a holding page until 2005.
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comment Origin of podcast
@ermanen: I got the Onion on Apple.
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comment Origin of podcast
@Josh61: Thanks, I welcome it!
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