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,
> 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
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.