[Ads-l] -bilia

Yagoda, Ben byagoda at UDEL.EDU
Wed Jul 27 09:15:25 EDT 2016


I foresee "biliabilia."

> Date:    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:50:04 -0400
> From:    Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: WOTY?
> 
> Bananiana.. Lincolnabilia.
> 
>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:17 AM, Dave Wilton <dave at wilton.net> wrote:
>> 
>> "Greatest Niche Utility" would seem to be a useful (and fun) category.
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
>> Of George Thompson
>> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 10:47 AM
>> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>> Subject: [ADS-L] 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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> 
> Date:    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:39:00 +0000
> From:    Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject: Re: WOTY?
> 
> Will it become memorabilia?
> 
> Joel
> 
> 
>      From: Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 11:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] WOTY?
> 
> 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
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> 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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