[Ads-l] "Strategery" Not in OED

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 20 22:17:31 EST 2017


What was the matter with halls 1-9?

On Jan 20, 2017 10:01 PM, "David Barnhart" <dbarnhart at highlands.com> wrote:

> 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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