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Mary2 commented on the word fromworkers
The posters at Language LOg do seem to be linguabloggers.
July 7, 2009
Mary2 commented on the word dress-up
See also the second sentence in my blog entry for "storebought."
June 27, 2009
Mary2 commented on the word storebought
Here it is at dictionary.com:
And here are examples at my blog:
Mary2 commented on the word Maine
Maine -- proper noun? Not only the name of a U.S. state but also of a famous battleship, sunk in the Spanish-American War. A google turned it up not only in the name of a movie, "Remember the Maine," but also as part of the name of a cocktail, also "Remember the Maine."
Mary2 commented on the word main
Not left out, because the dictionary you cite addresses this meaning (no. 9, a mainland). But couldn't help thinking that the famous John Donne passage would fit well in this mix.
Like so many of my generation, I first encountered his words when I read Ernest Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls."
Mary2 commented on the word trillenator
My on-line friend Trill, an inveterate trillenator, gads about the galaxy, hijacking mailing-list threads as she goes.
Coined as an e-mail address name in 2007.
It's a word coined by the friend who set up my Gmail account. We'd had some banter previously about Trillian, one of the characters in Douglas Adams's classic "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." This friend began to call me Trillian, later shortened to Trill. I surmise that "trillenator" is modeled on "terminator" and I view my e-mail name as a symbol of one's ability to travel anywhere, at least in one's imagination. On the other hand, perhaps my friend was teasing me about being a destructive force to the threading at the mailing list we both belonged to at that time.
Example sentence: My friend Trill is an inveterate trillenator, hijacking threads and rushing about the universe, even where angels fear to tread.
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