[Ads-l] Since no one else has asked...

David K. Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Fri Sep 22 14:44:08 EDT 2017


Perhaps a candidate for ROTY [revival of the year].  See eOED: c1386.  

No 20th Century evidence in eOED.
Nexis returns = 400+
Newspapers.com = 18,500+



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I don=E2=80=99t know, but it was one of the lesser-known English words =
that made it out of =E2=80=9CThe Lord of the Rings=E2=80=9D books and = into
Peter Jackson=E2=80=99s films =
(http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_of_Isengard =
<http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_of_Isengard>). BB

> On 22 Sep 2017, at 10:40, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>=20
> Is "dotard" a WOTY candidate?
>=20
> DanG


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