Ghost poop, husband-in-law, and other "family words"

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Wed Jul 18 17:44:56 UTC 2007

In an attempt to coin one, I'd suggest drint, for _dry mint_, since dried
mint isn't fresh, but it still is, in a manner of speaking, in mint
(That could, of course, be in a manor of speaking, of this were the type of
thing one might say, as a matter of course, around such a place.)
(the other) doug

*Is there a verb for coining that doesn't presuppose 'for the first
time'?  I'd expect others to have independently "coined" the same or
a synonymous verb.

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