Zadar greetings & Bling-Bling

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Sat Jun 7 18:56:59 UTC 2003

Many of the words cited in the article are not new to the OED:

Screen saver was added back in Dec. 2002.
Minging was added in Mar. 2002.
Viagra is from Sep. 2001.
Dotcom is from June 2001.
Sambuca, bevvy, half-inch, phreak, and orc are all in the 1989 2nd edition.

The others cited don't yet appear in the online OED (at least they didn't
when I did a search), presumably they will appear in coming days as the June
update comes online.

> comments:  Viagra is a "passion-enhancing drug"?  I thought
> it was only for
> helping erections when there was pre-existing passion.

That's the article's wording, not the dictionary's.

> "phreaking" dates back at least to the 1970's, although I
> have no written
> citation.  A man I knew from about 1974 to 1978 boasted to me
> of being a "phone
> phreak".

The earliest cite in the OED is 1972.

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