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Re: Exhibit Coverage Continues!

Date:Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 9:19
In a message dated 6/9/2008 14:16:56 PM Central Daylight Time,
rick@HARRISON.NET writes:

> 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. >
If the graffiti word is not understood by more than those dozens of people, then I would consider it a nonce word, not worthy of inclusion in a dictionary of 'real' words. stevo </HTML>