Spotting things

Helen Scott throgmorton at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 22 09:36:25 EDT 1999




>From: Anita Graham <amgraham at cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
> >
> > Er, forgive my ignorance, but what is a wossname?  Did I miss a
> > postthat explained the term or something?
>
>I think you'll find its a newly-coined term (coined just few posts back -
>but very useful, nontheless) to indicate a subtlety that the author 
>includes
>but never explicitly references.

A wossname is an oojamaflip, a thingumajig and a wotchamacallit  :)
ie, a word for something when you can't remember what it's called.

Helen

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