Re: Exhibit Coverage Continues!
|From:||Rick Harrison <rick@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 9, 2008, 19:13|
On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 03:04:15 EDT, MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM wrote:
>When will appearance in print (I mean only hard copy) cease being a
>determining factor, and frequency of usage on the internet take its place?
Should lexicographers consider graffiti too? Seriously, if a few dozen people make up a
word and spray-paint it on walls and railcars, is that word worthy of induction into the
hallowed halls of dictionaridom? The material that appears in mainstream publications is
approved by numerous editors and thus has a certain social-conformist "legitimacy" that
cannot exist in a medium in which anyone can type whatever crosses their mind.