new (non-)coinage ("vagitarian")

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 27 01:46:22 UTC 2006

I just read a film review in the Yale Daily News of the recently
released "Imagine Me & You" which concludes

"the film is strikingly unremarkable--save for coining 'vagitarian',
a delectable addition to the pop culture lexicon of Generation O.C."

It's evident from the context that it means what it sounds like it
should mean.  But to my non-surprise, this turns out not to be such a
new coinage after all, given cites back to 2003 (cf., if can be trusted, which it can't always), and even
a recorded eponymous song, by the aptly named group Never Heard of
It, with lyrics given at

There are 32K raw google hits for this term of art, although many are
obvious duplicates.

Well, it was new to me.


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