avuncular (formerly 1823)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 20 14:55:33 UTC 2009

At 7/20/2009 12:46 AM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

> So is it just a coincidence that "avuncular" appears in the January 1823 _Monthly Review_ and "materteral" shows up in the September 1823 issue (from a different author)? Was the _Monthly Review_ the go-to journal for whimsical kinship-based neo-Latinisms?

Context, context! Was the use of "materteral" inspired by / in
response to / a snipe at the use of "avuncular"?

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