new (non-)coinage ("vagitarian")

Matthew Gordon gordonmj at MISSOURI.EDU
Mon Feb 27 19:31:43 UTC 2006

This coinage seems also to support the re-analysis of 'vegetarian' into
'vege + tarian' instead of 'veget-arian'. That is, '-tarian' seems to
interpreted as a suffix meaning 'one who eats (only)'. Some further support
for this might be found with 'pescatarian'. Something like 'fruitarian'
doesn't help. Are there others?

-Matt Gordon

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