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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 24 16:55:05 UTC 2015


Has anyone seen a mention of the 1627 book that includes the word? Is it
possible the word is an invention?

DanG

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:44 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Word on billboard that one is not supposed to use (or
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>               Allusions, anagrams, metaphors are probably ok.
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> Below is a short link to the article mentioned in Bill's message. I
> changed the subject line.
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> Article: Artist Posts 17th Century Word on Billboard, Asks That Nobody
> Else Use It
> Aurthor: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
> Timestamp: June 18, 2015 8:50am
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> http://dnain.fo/1QQe9ga
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> A Brooklyn-based artist posted a rare 17th-century English word on a
> previously empty billboard in Forest Hills =E2=80=94 but she wants to be
> th=
> e
> only one using it.
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> 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]
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> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter
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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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