[Ads-l] Word on billboard that one is not supposed to use (or mention). Allusions, anagrams, metaphors are probably ok.

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 24 16:44:47 UTC 2015


Below is a short link to the article mentioned in Bill's message. I
changed the subject line.

Article: Artist Posts 17th Century Word on Billboard, Asks That Nobody
Else Use It
Aurthor: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
Timestamp: June 18, 2015 8:50am

http://dnain.fo/1QQe9ga

[Begin excerpt]
A Brooklyn-based artist posted a rare 17th-century English word on a
previously empty billboard in Forest Hills — but she wants to be the
only one using it.

Julia Weist said she found the word, which means "coming together
through the binding of two ropes," at the Rare Book Division of the
New York Public Library in a 1627 publication about vocabulary related
to sailors and their trade.
[End excerpt]


On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Link doesn't work, Bill.
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> JL
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> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
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>> Not in OED
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