[DWJ] "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)

Jenny Schwartzberg schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Mon Jun 7 17:23:16 EDT 2010


I'm going to be at ChLA and presenting a paper, which I'm still cutting 
down...

Jenny

Jackie E Stallcup wrote:
> "Triblet" sounds like something you would do if someone gave you one of
> those trick cups with a hole in the lip--only it had three holes, not
> just one.
>
> Anyone going to be at the ChLA conference in Ann Arbor this week?  I'm
> leaving tomorrow and very much looking forward to it!
>
> Jackie
>
> On Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:32:14 -0500 Jenny Schwartzberg
> <schwartzbergj at newberry.org> writes:
>   
>> I've loved this thread too because I love learning new words.  
>> Orthogonal and triblet are fun.  I may not adopt either word but I 
>> do 
>> like knowing them.  I use a lot of uncommon words myself since I 
>> read so 
>> much and use words from my reading that seem to be the perfect word 
>> for 
>> what I'm discussing.  Of course, that leads to mispronunciation and 
>> confusion since I don't know how they might be pronounced...  But I 
>> do 
>> enjoy these words!
>>
>> Yours,
>> Jenny
>>
>> deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
>>     
>>> On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Minnow wrote:
>>>       
>>>> I am starting to feel that peppering speech with technical terms 
>>>>         
>> from 
>>     
>>>> specialities is not unakin to the way that people used to put 
>>>>         
>> French 
>>     
>>>> words and phrases in to show how educated they were, and in 
>>>>         
>> written 
>>     
>>>> work to put the wretched things into italics as well; a fad that 
>>>>         
>> I 
>>     
>>>> hope is passing.
>>>>         
>>> The nature of language is that different people have different
>>> vocabularies, and that will always be the case.
>>>       
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