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  • See, I was hoping for *resofinculum being an actual word for wire hanger :) but thanks!

    June 17, 2009

  • Apparently an invention by a humorist called Lewis Burke Frumkes in Harper's magazine of December 1976. (If you're a subscriber you could see the pages up close.) (Source: Google Books)

    It looks arbitrary: finc- could be from one of the stem forms of fig- "make, shape". Or conceivably a deformation of 'funicular', equating metal rope with wire; dare anyone coin 'reso-' out of 'resemble' though?

    June 17, 2009

  • Anyone know the etymology? It seems like it ought to be Latin, but I can't find anything.

    June 17, 2009

  • I like it! :-)

    November 12, 2007

  • We all know someone who we've always wanted to describe as resofincular, but didn't know how to. Until now!

    November 12, 2007

  • Resembling a wire hanger.

    November 12, 2007