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  • adjective Alternative spelling of noncanonical.


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non- +‎ canonical


  • Adair calls non-canonical Watson narratives "Schlock Holmes", but the final book in his series, And Then There Was No One, contains the best Holmes pastiche ever written, a 30-page re-creation of The Giant Rat of Sumatra, a tale referred to by Watson in "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" and called "a story for which the world is not yet prepared".

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – review

  • A good number of these non-canonical Gospels were once accepted by various early Christian groups as sacred Scripture; many of them contain stories that are bizarre indeed.

    What Didn't Make It Into The Bible?

  • (This is why there are so many non-canonical gospels, for instance.)

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • The “non-canonical” grammar items, for lack of a better term, sometimes now get categorized under vocabulary.

    C is for Corpus « An A-Z of ELT

  • * How to teach non-canonical material responsibly in a composition class: lesson plans from Scott Eric Kaufman on Dark Knight and Watchmen.

    Celebratory Links « Gerry Canavan

  • But in so doing, he draws on his own imagination and a variety of non-canonical sources, including the visions of a 19th century German nun who lived at a time when anti-Semitic homilies were a common tool for rallying mobs against the Jews.


  • Moreover, because it was in so many ways (again, in its applied American form) a souped-up New Criticism, deconstructionism tended to emphasize not the non-canonical but the very canonical indeed.

    Philosophy and Literature

  • How will we read and share the Bible in the emerging networked, digital media culture in which the lines between inside and outside, canonical and non-canonical, are fuzzy and permeable?

    Timothy Beal: Will the King James Bible Survive?

  • And The Force Unleashed, which star wars fanboys deride for being non-canonical even in the face of Lucas' support, but I found to be much more coherent and loyal to Star Wars than the prequels.

    Richard Morgan on writing SF for video games

  • The fujoshi phenomenon of imagining what non-canonical pairings has gone from subversive to seemingly inherent in manga marketing, at least in some imprints.



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