namespotting, 2013; not in OED

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu May 16 21:48:49 UTC 2013

"I found his index on Amazon, and it was nothing more than
namespotting -- not even subheads -- with long strings of
undifferentiated locators."

Email message, 2013 May 16.

Here = looking only for names (of persons or places) in order to
create the index for a book.  There are about 102 hits for this
compound in GBooks, with a variety of meanings, perhaps none before 2003.

If "trainspotting" qualifies, ...


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