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  • In my experience as a proofreader, "tk" is shorthand for "to come," which just means they didn't have the name ready when that page of your ARC was printed.

    The Cold Spot -- Tom Piccirilli

  • TTie third is termed tk conc/nfion, as being gained in confequence of what va» aflertcd in the premifes.

    Encyclopædia britannica;

  • David is the Hugo-winnning author of "Tk'tk'tk'" and many other fine short stories, a graduate of Clarion West and the Writers of the Future contest, a Nebula and Campbell Award loser, hailing from Portland, Oregon.

    Fresh Blood for Wild Cards

  • "Tk'tk'tk" by David D. Levine [2005 short short story] (Rating:) [Read 06/15/06]

    REVIEW: 2006 Hugo Award Short Fiction Nominees

  • "Tk'tk'tk" essentially boils down to the familiar story of the materialistic Westerner who has a mid-life crisis while visiting the more spiritual East, and eventually goes native.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Lovely as it is, "Tk'tk'tk" is neither a believable character exploration nor a credible exploration of an imaginary world.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • He uses this same gift in this year's nominated short, "Tk'tk'tk".

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • _Tk'tk'tk, _ the alien said, tapping its mouthparts together.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Walker tapped his teeth together, making a sound like _tk'tk'tk, _ before he replied in English: "I am ... serving food."

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The clerk's gills stopped pulsing and it drew back a step, going _tk'tk'tk_.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

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  • Pocketknife, rootkit, breastknot, wicketkeeper.

    January 9, 2009

  • Snap. OED has 289 of them but they're mostly loose juxtapositions like 'don't know', 'flint-knapping, meat-knife'. Some interesting ones are 'dróttkvætt' and 'Gesamtkunstwerk'.

    January 9, 2009

  • catkin, latke, hotkey

    January 9, 2009

  • Squirrel nutkin and the cryptkeeper met for a latke in Watkins Glen, a tightknit community noted for its sitka spruce and catkins.

    January 9, 2009

  • How often does it appear in English? In an O.E.D. Online check, the only search results that weren't multiple words (e.g. ALT key) were Atkins and (from Russian) astatki. (Edit: okay, I missed the fact the results were returned on multiple pages...)

    January 9, 2009

  • Ah, yes. I know this one well.

    November 26, 2007

  • An uncommon letter combination that is used as a placeholder for page numbers (or other info) to be filled in later.

    November 26, 2007