[Ads-l] "Strategery" Not in OED

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 21 08:47:35 EST 2017


Since 99% of HDAS was done before the existence of Internet databases, I
can feel David's unstated pain.

JL

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:17 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
> > Of
> > Laurence Horn
> > Sent: Friday, January 20, 2017 2:03 PM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: Re: "Strategery" Not in OED
> >
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> > Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> > Subject:      Re: "Strategery" Not in OED
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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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