[Ads-l] WOTY?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jul 26 13:39:00 EDT 2016


Will it become memorabilia?

Joel


      From: Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
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 Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 11:30 PM
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Or is this actually a Suffix OTY?  How many useful words can be/are coined 
with "-abilia" as the suffix?

Dave Hause, dwhause at cablemo.net
Waynesville, MO
-----Original Message----- 
From: George Thompson
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 9:46 AM
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Subject: WOTY?

Is there a category "Likely to be found highly useful by a *very* select
few"?

>From a story on off-the-beaten-path collecting, on the front page of the
Arts section of today's NYTimes:
“It started out innocently enough with a plastic banana in a Ziploc bag on
the door of my apartment when I was in college,’’ wrote Scott McCarney of
Rochester. “Before I knew it I was publishing a newsletter and collecting
bananabilia.”

But I suppose someone is going to respond that a Google search shows that
the word was used by Prime Minister Gladstone in 1873.

GAT

-- 
George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998..

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