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I hav a pilot's license (SEL certificate); I'm a certified diver (NAUI); I'v skydived and was qualified as a paratrooper in the Army (Airborne!); I was a soldier (MI, Armor, Engineer).

I workt for a corporation, was a law enforcement officer, and a business owner.

Bachelor's in Finance; minor in Economics Masters of Aeronautical Sciences

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Re: “Anglish”  •  April 13, 2012, 7:32pm  •  0 vote

This is from a book on Excel: Navigating dialog boxes is generally very easy — you simply click the control you want to activate.

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 13, 2012, 10:42am  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... Here's one for yur etym skills: release ... Middle English: from Old French reles (noun), relesser (verb), said to be from from Latin relaxare ‘stretch out again, slacken’ (see relax

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 13, 2012, 10:39am  •  0 vote

@Gallitrot ... That was a thought that I had as well but "stitch" has its own etym. and is akin to "stick". I wouldn't be amazed if they were all blended somehow. Beefsteak is halfbreed. A blend of

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  April 13, 2012, 10:29am  •  2 votes

@Karyn ... Huh? What "rule of thumb" would that be? M-W has "texted" OED has "texted"

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 12, 2012, 6:40pm  •  0 vote

I just stumbled over this ... I was wondering what might hav been the OE word that matches German "Stück" (a piece) ... Well, it was almost the same: stycce (also sticce) ... piecemeal was styccemælum

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 12, 2012, 6:33pm  •  0 vote

I just stumbled over this ... I was wondering what might hav been the OE word that matches German "Stück" (a piece) ... Well, it was almost the same: stycce (also sticce) ... piecemeal was styccemælum

Re: -age words  •  April 8, 2012, 9:30pm  •  0 vote

Screwage? The spillage of thy screwage ... which might end up in the sewage in the sewerage.

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 8, 2012, 5:57pm  •  0 vote

Or maybe only Folkrike? ... Or would that be socialism/communism? It's giving me a headache ... I think it is one that needs to be set aside for while til a begeistness (inspiration) hits. Nothing has

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 8, 2012, 2:01am  •  0 vote

Yes, Reich is an English word in the witt that it is in our wordbooks: So, reich does hav a negativ air about it which is why I like "for-reich" for "nat

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  April 8, 2012, 1:23am  •  0 vote

I wasn't putting out "cruise" to bestead (or instead as a verb) "surf" or "browse". Surf and browse are both good words as well. Link is also a good short word. In your case, it was indeed a physic

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 7, 2012, 7:32pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... Good writ on the upspring of America. Who knows. Maybe when the Univ. of Toronto ends it project to catalog every OE word, there might be hint in there of the word. Some of the traders

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 7, 2012, 6:31pm  •  0 vote

-dom — abstract suffix of state, from O.E. dom "statute, judgment" (see doom), already active as a suffix in O.E. (cf. freodom, wisdom); from stem *do- "do" + *-moz abstract suffix. Cf. cognate Ger. -

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  April 7, 2012, 6:27am  •  0 vote

It was always fun to think about Agent 86. If you're looking to save a syllable or two then note folk or folks instead of people. You can bind to the internet rather than connect if your binding (

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 6, 2012, 6:24pm  •  0 vote

@jayles ... with today's right-spelling (orthography), it would hav to rhyme with freak ... BUT ... in OE and sometimes ME it looks like it would be said as frec or frek. However, freke is the spellin

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 6, 2012, 2:25pm  •  1 vote

The bureaucracy is bumbledom: @Gallitrot - bishopric/bishoprike/bishop-rike ( see the 1857 quote) is more of a kenning (co

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 6, 2012, 11:50am  •  0 vote

OE ricedom n. Power, rule, dominion: Ðín rícedóm ofer ús ríxie ... usually translated as: 'thy kingdom come' [word for word: Thy rikedom over us govern.] [O. Sax. ríki-dóm power : O. Frs. ríke-dóm :

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 6, 2012, 5:48am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... in Swedish, the adj. rike is a cognate with English rich ... thus rikedom (Sw) = richdom (En). The noun rike is a cognate with the English rike (sovereignty, dominion, authority ... and th

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 5, 2012, 7:14pm  •  0 vote

Here's an eye-biting (fascinating/interesting) list of English Latinates supposedly of Teutonic upspring: Some of the etyms

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 5, 2012, 5:29pm  •  0 vote

@þ ... I didn't say that I didn't like the yahoo grupe ... It's that I like this better overall. An email grupe is likely better for those long-winded writings. @Jayles person - freke http://en.wi

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 5, 2012, 6:40am  •  0 vote

I try to note the words on other blogs or my own writings. For byspel … byspel has besteaded example in my wordstock. So even if I am on another blog or forum, I note byspel. I also note either brook,

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 5, 2012, 6:21am  •  0 vote

@þ ... I hav to gainsay that the yahoo mailing list is "better" than this thread. The mailing list has worth, but I wouldn't say it is better. 1. This thread is open to all. Thus, anyone who comes

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 3, 2012, 10:01am  •  0 vote

There is lude: As þ said, the Latinate "sound" goes back to OE : sōn m. - sound, music [L. sonus] and sōncræft m. - music. Hé wæs oflyst ðæs seldcúþan sónes …

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 1, 2012, 9:02pm  •  0 vote

To manufacture is truly nothing more than to make or build. "What do they make at that factory?" ... "They build cars." But if yu're looking for a more "industrial" word, then add the be- forefast

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 1, 2012, 8:58pm  •  0 vote

To manufacture is truly nothing more than to make or build. "What do they make at that factory?" ... "They build cars." But if yu're looking for a more "industrial" word, then add the be- forefast

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 1, 2012, 8:53pm  •  0 vote

To manufacture is truly nothing more than to make or build. "What do they make at that factory?" ... "They build cars." But if yu're looking for a more "industrial" word, then add the be- forefast

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 30, 2012, 5:15am  •  0 vote

LOL ... No one laught the mistake in my last post. It should read: long story short is that I went umbe (around) a few times. Let's not forget heoloðhelm m. (heleth-helm) — helmet which makes the w

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 28, 2012, 11:28pm  •  0 vote

I had one of those head-slapping moments the other day. I came across the word "sar" in a ME text that I was reading and anon acknew (recognized) it as the cognate for the German "sehr" (very). Wel

Re: Had he breakfast this morning?  •  March 28, 2012, 4:01pm  •  0 vote

@Big Picture ... I don't think that American English is any more ambiguous than British English. AE has kept many older forms that have fallen out of BE while at the same time, creating new words and

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 28, 2012, 1:35pm  •  0 vote

There are many words or meanings of words that were lost. Tight was befuddled with thight and we lost the noun tight and some of the meanings of tighten: (a) To entice or incite (sb. to sin, ruin,

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 28, 2012, 1:16pm  •  0 vote

Hæleþ made to ME as both heleth and hathel ( ) tho the meaning of "hero" doesn't seem to be there with either.

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 17, 2012, 6:21pm  •  0 vote

I know that min is a great Anglo-word but it has been overshadowed and swallowed up by the Latin min+ words. I tripped over minwhile (also mint-while) in ME meaning a moment/instant ... sure enuff, th

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 17, 2012, 5:11am  •  0 vote

Here's a good one that should be ground for a fight between Anglo-root folks and Latin-root folks ... OE mindom = smallness from min (small) + -dom. NE mindom = minimum domain. So if one notes OE min

Re: On Tomorrow  •  March 17, 2012, 5:02am  •  1 vote

@Milan ... read my post just above yours. The right phrase is "on the morrow" OR "tomorrow". When you say "on tomorrow" you're wrongly doubling up on the prepositions. Pick one or the other but not bo

Re: Silk and Silkworm  •  March 16, 2012, 11:52am  •  0 vote

It's not from Latin. It seemingly came into English thru the Baltics. ORIGIN Old English seolcwyrm silk OE sioloc, seoloc "silk" ... ultimately from an Asian word (cf. Chinese si "silk", M

Re: Texted  •  March 16, 2012, 10:58am  •  4 votes

Regardless of how it is said, "texted" is the past tense. However, I wouldn't be upset if folks changed the verb to "tex" (think of fax) and thus the past tense would indeed be "texed". After all, I d

Re: of a  •  March 14, 2012, 11:05pm  •  1 vote

The better way would be to say, "How long is the wait?" or "How long is the process?". However, there is nothing wrong with "How long of a wait is it?". Think of it this way ... Someone says, "I

Re: -age words  •  March 14, 2012, 10:56pm  •  0 vote

I find "sewerage" to be truly funny: the provision of ***drainage*** by sewers. • another term for sewage Sewage: waste water and excrement conveyed in sewers. ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from sew

Re: “graduated high school” or “graduated from high school”?  •  March 14, 2012, 11:34am  •  2 votes

graduate 1 [no object] successfully complete an academic degree, course of training, or (North American) high school: he graduated from Glasgow University in 1990

Re: tailorable  •  March 14, 2012, 11:20am  •  1 vote

Grammatically, tailorable is fine. However, I think of clothes when I see word. My clothes are tailorable. If yu hav already noted tailor in the document in the sense of "make or adapt for a particula

Re: Nother  •  March 14, 2012, 10:51am  •  1 vote

@Goofy ... Actually, I was thinking more of the second etym ... if it is obsolete except in the US then it must hav been noted for a long time and isn't something new. BTW, noþer is found in OE as wel

Re: of a  •  March 5, 2012, 4:06pm  •  0 vote

A, an come from the same root as "one" ... anfald = onefold (means simple). The "of a, an" construction has been here since at least Middle English ... heck, 1123 is almost Old English: 1123 Peterb

Re: Nother  •  March 5, 2012, 3:48pm  •  0 vote

It's been here a long time:

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 5, 2012, 3:40pm  •  0 vote

Oops, that's "lose the net". In OE, focus was fustra ... btw, it's "home in" not "hone in", one can hone his skills but he homes in on a target. (Hone in was a mistake made about 50 years ago and i

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 5, 2012, 3:00pm  •  0 vote

Loose the net for a two weeks and I miss a lot! lol I noted Qapla' as a byspel for that it is from a constructed yet is alreddy in the English wordstock:' cha

Re: On Tomorrow  •  February 21, 2012, 12:26pm  •  1 vote

My guess is that it is a blending of different versions of the Bible ... ... Hinging on which version that is being read, it is "on the morrow" or "tomorrow". I can see

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  February 21, 2012, 12:15pm  •  0 vote

@Matthew ... editirixrex is right. Go back upthread and read my earlier post. Plead is a Latinate and the wont is for outlander verbs to be weak. The same happened with prove ... it now has a proven a

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 18, 2012, 12:04pm  •  0 vote

The yogh was a ME staf. Don't assume that the LWS dialect was standard. It wasn't ... otherwise we wouldn't hav some words that gainsay this "rule" about "g" = "y" before "e" or "i" or "c" = "ch" befo

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 18, 2012, 10:10am  •  0 vote

@ jayles ... 1.) Yes, sieg is far better known, but, as yu said, it has a dark side and it has the befuddling orthography ... does "ie" = "ee" or a 'ī' as in tie? That is why I would spell it as seeg.

Re: He was sat  •  February 18, 2012, 10:09am  •  2 votes

@Goofy ... How much do students learn from teachers? Quite a lot! Think about it. A student spend 6-8 hours a day in school ... And if the school is any good, the student will spend an hour or two ...

Re: Over exaggeration  •  February 18, 2012, 2:12am  •  0 vote

@Flory ... By that inwit, the word exaggerate shouldn't exist at all! So let's ban the word "exaggerate" ... after all, if isn't ever "appropriate" to exaggerate, then one shouldn't need the word. But

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 17, 2012, 12:12pm  •  0 vote

Almost always it is better to note a standing word ... even an old one (I call them old-logisms when folks ask me). At least you can giv them a link. If yu point them to the Anglish Moot ... they'll j

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  February 17, 2012, 10:17am  •  0 vote

Mongeese is noted so often that maybe it should be thought of as alternativ plural! However, Google NGrams show that mongooses still heavily outnumbers mongeese in usage but, hey, mongeese doesn't hur

Re: He was sat  •  February 17, 2012, 9:47am  •  13 votes

I'll back Brus up. If the teach is teaching ENGLISH, then the teacher should set the example and use proper English with standard pronunciation (with leeway for accents). I'd hate to walk into a US sc

Re: Floorings?  •  February 17, 2012, 9:37am  •  1 vote

The word "floorings" is common in construction and elsewhere: Every day we are exposed to low doses of phthalates in food containers, perfumes, hairsprays, ***floorings***, paints, toys and medical

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 16, 2012, 12:25pm  •  0 vote

If yu want to note sigor, why change the spelling? Note it as is. Anent color ... while color is a Latinate, the "colour" spelling is from Old French. Every time one notes "colour", one is giving h

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 16, 2012, 5:22am  •  0 vote

2005, Diana L. Paxson, “Taking Up The Runes" page 172: The Anglo-Saxon journey charm adapted for the ritual invokes "sig" power for every aspect of existence. / It is unfortunate that all the words s

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  February 16, 2012, 4:37am  •  0 vote

The word mongoose comes from Marathi maṅgūs. The anglicized spelling has nothing to do with its plural form and, as is normal for most outlander words, it was given the regularized English 's' plural

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 14, 2012, 8:24pm  •  0 vote

byspel ... forbus? I'v seen it in wiktionary but it has no references and I can't find it in the MED nor can I find the OE word it supposedly comes from. No byspel

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 14, 2012, 3:11pm  •  0 vote

Sig (victory) - ... from ME sige (He sige hælde. — Aelfric's Treatise on the Old Testament, 1175). Yes, yu can't throw too much

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 14, 2012, 11:05am  •  0 vote

Bringing a word forward from Middle English isn't too hard. Jumping back to Old English is a little trickier at times owing to orthography. ME has its own problems in that spellings were all over the

Re: Over exaggeration  •  February 14, 2012, 10:38am  •  0 vote

@R Smith ... Then all the uses below are wrong? According to you, one cannot exaggerate too much since there are no degrees of exaggeration. The Three Mile Island "disaster", for example, was a muc

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  February 14, 2012, 9:06am  •  0 vote

It's been that way since Old English: mus > mys ... mouse > mice lus > lys ... louse > lice hus > hus ... plural for hus in OE was betokened by make the article plural. Once the article became fixe

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  February 11, 2012, 3:00pm  •  1 vote

Computer mice wins in Google Books ... hands down:

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 10, 2012, 3:40pm  •  0 vote

@Gallitrot ... I'm not a subscriber to the OED so I can't see their whole unabridged wordbook ... I'v been told that it is about 20 volumes. But sometimes yu get a little gem like maegth/mægth ... htt

Re: On Tomorrow  •  February 10, 2012, 10:49am  •  0 vote

@Brus ... Changing a noun to verb used to require a prefix ... knave (n), beknave (v); friend (n), befriend (v) ... but now one can friend (v) someone on Facebook. I'm not sure if the opposite is defr

Re: On Tomorrow  •  February 8, 2012, 5:39pm  •  0 vote

@Brus: From the OED: Source verb [ with obj. ] • obtain from a particular source: each type of coffee is sourced from one country. • find out where (something) can be obtained: she was called upon t

Re: affectatious  •  February 7, 2012, 4:52am  •  1 vote

affectatious — pretentious, artificial, or doing something just for show. "At the same time, American intellectual and artistic elites, … help create a sophisticated, if sometimes affectatious urba

Re: Texted  •  February 3, 2012, 2:30am  •  1 vote

@theone ... LMAO ... AT YOU! That was exactly my point but since you seem to lack middle school reading comprehension skills, I'll put it in wording that you might understand ... DUH ... dudes ...

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 2, 2012, 2:46am  •  0 vote

There are sundry words that I believe to be either truly of OE roots or a blend of OE and French/Latin but I can't prove it. For byspel, tally is said to be from French/Latin ... yet in OE we tal/tæl

Re: Texted  •  January 30, 2012, 8:57pm  •  0 vote

Yesterday I wanted something to so painted the house. Then I started to cut the grass but became interested in the flowerbed. I shouted to my girlfriend to come quickly. I pointed to the flower and wa

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 29, 2012, 12:17pm  •  0 vote

birr from OE byre: force, vigor, energy a strong wind. the force of the wind; rush, impetus, momentum, driving force a thrust or push a whirring noise

Re: Word in question: Conversate  •  January 25, 2012, 1:31pm  •  3 votes

@DaniS ... If you're referring to this from douglas.bryrant: Some say it started when Webster's Third included the word "ain't," loosing the hounds of criticism from the prescriptive crowd. Then lo

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  January 24, 2012, 3:03pm  •  2 votes

@another try ... most verbs that end in "t" take an "ed" past tense ... painted, boasted, roasted, asf. M-W has texted as the past tense: I

Re: Actress instead of Actor  •  January 24, 2012, 2:11pm  •  0 vote

To answer the question, going by Googles ngrams, it looks like that the use of actress peeked out somewhen in the 30s while he use of actor has kept climbing. But it does seem more or less steady for

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 24, 2012, 1:29pm  •  0 vote

Today I tripped across this word: tholemod* - meaning patient. I'v also found it brooked as a noun as "patience" but I hav also seen tholemodness benoted for the noun as well. I haven't found either b

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 22, 2012, 11:07am  •  0 vote

The other day I wrote "mindsight" for imagination without even thinking about. But I guess it would work for idea as well.

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 19, 2012, 8:24am  •  0 vote

An interesting word: min adj - less, small (OE min) See it in ME min(t)while ... an instant, moment noun - memory, remembrance (ON minni) verb - to remind, remember, mention (ON minna)

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  January 17, 2012, 10:47pm  •  0 vote

@Mom ... as far as aunt ... I think I say it like my parents did. But I do kno that were many other words that I didn't say like they did since I had learned the "proper" pronunciation. I would never

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 16, 2012, 5:18am  •  0 vote

@HolyMackerel ... Good catch. Yes, they are and can be found in brooking after ME. I like hersum better owing to its a little shorter; it retains the better spelling of "sum" rather than "some"; and t

Re: ye, yer, yers  •  January 10, 2012, 5:50am  •  0 vote

Y'all (mark the first usage note is disputed):'all I would go even further and say that the first usage note is downright wrong! Sounds like a damn yankee wrong it! lol

Re: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?  •  January 9, 2012, 11:35pm  •  0 vote

I call it freespelling ... I spell it with two L's, the website spells it with one L:

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 9, 2012, 10:26pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... It's only natural that soldiers will take words from whichever military they're serving ... or in a lot of contact with. If I were in the French Foreign Legion, I'd kno a lot of French

Re: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?  •  January 8, 2012, 5:12am  •  0 vote

@Tom in TX ... Yu made me laugh with the caulking gun! Can yu see someone saying he needed caulk without saying the 'L'? LMAO! ... And I like yur way of saying "tsunami"! For fjord, I say it like f

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 6, 2012, 5:18pm  •  0 vote

geld (n.) "royal tax in medieval England" gelt (n.) "money" I think that meed-gelt while maybe a bit redundant would be good for the gelt gotten as the pension/reward. The earlier of foreset of

Re: Fora vs Forums  •  January 5, 2012, 2:43am  •  0 vote

@SteveWParker ... I can't speak for Chinese. I kno just enuff Japanese to be truly benighted in the tung and it has very few plurals but it does hav a rather complicated way of showing plurals that I'

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  January 3, 2012, 3:17am  •  3 votes

@An English Professor - "There are over a thousand words in Webster Dictionary as well as The Oxford Dictionary which begin with the letters "au" and every one of them is pronounced with the "awe" sou

Re: me vs. myself  •  January 1, 2012, 3:57am  •  0 vote

@Warsaw Will ... I strongly disagree. This is very much a grammar issue. Moreover, it's not a minor grammar point like where does a comma belong or with preposition is better. This is a problem of fun

Re: Jedi  •  December 30, 2011, 3:36am  •  0 vote

I don't know about the word jedi but sith (and gesith) has a long history in Old and Middle English with many meanings. Among them: sīþ, m. — comrade, companion: follower, retainer, warrior: count

Re: Jedi  •  December 30, 2011, 3:12am  •  0 vote

I don't know about the word jedi but sith (and gesith) has a long history in Old and Middle English with many meanings. Among them: sīþ, m. — comrade, companion: follower, retainer, warrior: count

Re: “hone in” vs. “home in”  •  December 29, 2011, 5:49am  •  1 vote

If we kept away from every word that Bush used, we wouldn't hav many words left.

Re: ye, yer, yers  •  December 29, 2011, 5:48am  •  0 vote

@porsche ... OE did hav duals. We still kind of see it with the word two added ... "What are you two doing?" After two, it becomes plural (OK, I hav heard three but after that!) ... "What are y'all do

Re: ye, yer, yers  •  December 27, 2011, 1:46pm  •  0 vote

If one were only looking for a plural form for the subj. and obj. cases, then ye could slide into that but then there are still the poss. forms to deal with. But ye has baggage. Thanks to the effort o

Re: ye, yer, yers  •  December 26, 2011, 2:08pm  •  3 votes

Again, I refer you to the Bible passage above which shows the right usage. It was written in the 17th Century. Saying "established since the 15th century" is nonsense. It was this type of misuse that

Re: “Anglish”  •  December 25, 2011, 9:39pm  •  0 vote

Actually, to my surprise, in OE there was mēdgilda mēd = meed - deserved share, reward gild = compensation (guild or yield) a = er some who gets his deserved share of compensation ... a pensio

Re: “Anglish”  •  December 25, 2011, 3:02pm  •  0 vote

Well I do hav two unopened bottles of wine ... To be a little more right ... silly comes from sælig. But we could keep the old greetings using the old forms ... just as folks often say wassail at

Re: ye, yer, yers  •  December 25, 2011, 2:00pm  •  3 votes

Yes, ye ... in the late phases ... can be found being used as the objective ... but again, it was not correct to do so ... and would not be correct to do so now. It was part of the whole confusion tha

Re: ye, yer, yers  •  December 25, 2011, 8:33am  •  4 votes

Thou and ye ... and you. Let me see if I can help straighten this out. thou - 2nd person nom. sing.; thee - 2nd per. obj., thy, thine - possessives (like my, mine) ye - 2nd person nom. pl.; yo

Re: “Anglish”  •  December 22, 2011, 1:04pm  •  0 vote

glæd means glad ... gesælig means happy (as does sælig) Glæd Geol and Gesælig Niw Gear. ... Glad Yule and Gesilly(?)/(ME sely) New Year

Re: OK vs Okay  •  December 22, 2011, 4:48am  •  0 vote

@Talvieno ... It wasn't from a few folks learning Choctow. Back in the early 1800s, Choctaw was the lingua franca among the Indians that region ... Remember, much of Southeast beyond the mountains was

Re: Word in question: Conversate  •  December 22, 2011, 4:47am  •  2 votes

It is also often claimed that a ‘word’ is not a ‘word’ (or is not ‘English’) unless it is in ‘the dictionary’. This may be acceptable logic for the purposes of word games, but not outside those limits

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