[Ads-l] "neatist", noun and attributive; not in OED3

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 26 22:02:01 UTC 2014


I apologize for Jeremy's worser use as an adjective (in his first utterance).

Joel

At 12/26/2014 03:36 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>I think it works better as a noun, as in
>
>Don't be such a faddist.
>??Don't be so faddist.
>
>Alas poor "neatnik", we hardly knew ye.
>
>LH
>
>On Dec 26, 2014, at 3:08 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>
> > "Neatist":  Someone who is obsessive about being neat, or 
> intolerant of messy persons.
> >
> > Jeremy:  "Don't be so neatist."
> > Mother:  "What?"
> > Jeremy:  "Neatist: biased against disorder, It's intolerance, 
> Mom, and I can't support it."
> >
> > 2014 Dec. 26.  "Zits", by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman.  [Courtesy 
> Boston Globe.]
> >
> > Not in Urban Dictionary!  Nor in Google News.
> >
> > Hits in Google Web, but it's hard to separate out the 
> misspellings (deliberate or ignorant) -- and I refuse to 
> try.   About 42 hits for "neatist" in Google Books (none for 
> "neatists"), all seeming to be OCR errors or misspellings.
> >
> > Joel
> >
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