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sarra commented on the word nonce-word
That's the one I spotted, too… then I had to give up.
December 3, 2008
mollusque commented on the word nonce-word
The least nonce among the first 200 is buttless.
Thanks, sarra! I'd searched "nonce-word" and found only 30 items. "Nonce-wd" returns 3130!
*has a look*Good grief, the OED full text results for "nonce-wd" are an utter joy. I recommend a look yourselves.
I wonder what word that the OED labels as a nonce-word has been most widely adopted.
sionnach commented on the word nonce-word
I think astuteb may be on to something.
astuteb commented on the word nonce-word
I personally suspect this was made up by the OED editors because they were bored and because they could get away with it.I mean, who's a bigger authority that can call them on it?
whichbe commented on the word nonce-word
A word occurring, used, or made only once or for a special occasion.
May 13, 2008