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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 22 14:45:35 EDT 2017


> On Sep 22, 2017, at 2:44 PM, David K. Barnhart <dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM> wrote:
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> Perhaps a candidate for ROTY [revival of the year].  See eOED: c1386.  

or DWOTY [Dotard Word of the Year]
> 
> 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
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>> 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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