[Ads-l] "Strategery" Not in OED

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Fri Jan 20 22:01:48 EST 2017


331 in Nexis (but I didn't cull out the duplicates).
2,510 in Google News (again duplicates not culled).

In the 1960's when I started professional dictionary work, 10 was a pretty
good hall for defining purposes. 

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> On Jan 20, 2017, at 1:57 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> =
wrote:
>=20
> The satirical word "strategery," introduced by Will Ferrell on =
Saturday Night Live in 2000, is not in the OED.  It gets 245,000 hits = when
I search Google.
>=20
>=20
> Fred Shapiro
>=20
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Well, 210 actual hits.  Still a bunch, but not that huge a number.  = Those
=E2=80=9Cabout n results=E2=80=9D estimates at the top of each = page are
still consistently off by a factor of hundreds or thousands.

LH=

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