[DWJ] "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)
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
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!
> 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
>> 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
>> what I'm discussing. Of course, that leads to mispronunciation and
>> confusion since I don't know how they might be pronounced... But I
>> enjoy these words!
>> deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
>>> On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Minnow wrote:
>>>> I am starting to feel that peppering speech with technical terms
>>>> specialities is not unakin to the way that people used to put
>>>> words and phrases in to show how educated they were, and in
>>>> work to put the wretched things into italics as well; a fad that
>>>> 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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