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  • NOTE: No small flightless birds were injured in the making of this page.

    December 2, 2009

  • Enough with the portmanteaux, please! Who started this juvenile craze? I can't open a webpage without seeing somebody's latest attempt to add a purportedly clever compact neologism to the dictionary. Are people so much in a hurry that they feel it imperative to use one neologistic, barely comprehensible word, a word that usually strikes the recipient as a slip of the tongue or typo (if written), where two or three or four words would convey the intended meaning much more directly and unambiguously. If I saw "qualtify" written out or heard it spoken, my first thought would be, "The poor guy made a mistake, has a speech defect, or simply does not know how to spell."

    December 1, 2009

  • Oh I'm sorry I was thinking of quailtify.

    December 1, 2009

  • This word is five times better than the last word you made up!

    December 1, 2009

  • How do you know it doesn't mean "to turn your neighbour's dog's business development plan into a small flightless bird"?

    December 1, 2009

  • I created this word to mean "to quantify using qualitative data"

    December 1, 2009