[Ads-l] WOTD

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 13 21:06:48 EDT 2018


Apparently from Abydos, a town in Ancient Greece reputedly full of them (viz., folks who lie and slander and boast of doing so).  

> On Jul 13, 2018, at 6:49 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Large protest sign in London:
> 
>                               YOU, SIR, ARE
>           AN UNCONSCIONABLE ABYDOCOMIST!
> 
> Not in OED.
> 
> 1800  hits.
> 
> JL
> 
> -- 
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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