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May 27th, 2007

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2007.0527.1550::New Word of the Day
Thanks to a discussion with liz_marcs, I would like to coin the following term:
Pronunciation: 'ma-l&-pr&-'pen(t)-s&-tE
Function: noun
Etymology: Mrs. Malaprop
: an often intense natural inclination or preference for vocabulary misuse
In recent years, journalists have developed a malapropensity for the word, "literally."

See also: an-ti-ci-point-ment.

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h0stile17::2007.05.28.04:35 am
[User Picture]Used often in my office....Insurance and Lawyer types. They have the coolest lexicons....

Check out subrogation.

lazystars::2007.05.29.02:40 pm::Holiday Name Change
I nominate that we change "New Year's Eve" to "Anticipointment."
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