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Thanks to Richard Friedman who posted this link in The Morphology of Peevology group on Facebook: The Oxford English Fictionary


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Alas, "squalorance" does not describe the abode where I dwell. It is squalid only, sans glory.

A fun site, arnie, thanks!


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I like spnush, particularly because we have a new puppy. Smile

Thanks, arnie!
 
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I see that, despite its name, this is a US creation as evidenced by this item:

"The Oxford English Fictionary will be posting fewer updates this week as a result of the Fourth of July holiday."


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a new puppy.

Isn't that redundant? I've never seen an old puppy.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
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I remember that, when the OEDILF was just starting, we discussed the idea of calling it "The Oxford English Dictionary in Limerick Form"; I'm not sure if CJ got warned off by the OUP or if he decided it might be wisest to substitute "Omnificent" for "Oxford" to pre-empt lawsuits. These guys seem to have decided to take the risk. I wonder if OUP know about the site? Smile


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Not to worry, arnie, it's this Oxford: https://www.google.com/#hl=en&...42a&biw=1440&bih=733 They'uns speak English funny down thar.


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Yeah, I remember CJ had real problems with the OED related to OEDILF.
 
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Or they could use Oxnard, but they don't speak English there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxnard,_California


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Hey, Arnie, thanks for posting this fun link (The Oxford English Fictionary)! I tried to get one on there, but no luck so far. It does seem like a great game idea. We could do it the same way we do limericks: just vote for whichever defiition you like the best.

My first submission was "ambroglio". Any takers?
 
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It does sound like a great game, Bethree!
 
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