[Ads-l] moar

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 20 21:14:59 EDT 2017


It doesn’t seem likely to have survived all this time, but it seems to be a fairly common usage.

Here’s a page that includes it in a list of internet slang: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/learning-English/English-short-hand <http://lyricstranslate.com/en/learning-English/English-short-hand>

BB

> On 20 Sep 2017, at 18:08, David K. Barnhart <dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM> wrote:
> 
> It appears as a variant in the eOED from Middle English, I believe.
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> Does the OED proper have =E2=80=9Cmoar" as an alternative spelling for =
> =E2=80=9Cmore=E2=80=9D?
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> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/moar =
> <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/moar>) has an entry with the label(s) =
> =E2=80=9CInternet slang, humorous=E2=80=9D.
> 
> The Urban Dictionary =
> (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=3Dmoar =
> <http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=3Dmoar>) gives it as an =
> alternative for more and as a portmanteau of =E2=80=9Cmore=E2=80=9D and =
> =E2=80=9Croar=E2=80=9D.


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