Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 11 15:00:26 UTC 2009

Will start manufacturing and using more of these, e.g.:

*Rushers (involving Limbaugh)
*Lindsers (like Lohan)

Suddenly I'm bored, but you see the possibilities.

"There You Go Again...Using Logic on the Planet of the Duck-Billed
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM, George Thompson
<george.thompson at>wrote:

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> This is perhaps an example of what is called, I think, the "Oxford 'er' --
> a practice among Oxford students of forming words by truncating a standard
> word and adding 'er' -- "brekkers" (breakfast)?  I have only dim memories of
> reading a discussion of this, by an author who who took the practice as
> representative of English slang, compared its inanity with the vigor of
> American slang, and decided that we need look no further for the reason why
> the sun set upon the British Empire.
> George A. Thompson
> Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.
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