New word? Perhaps!?

David K. Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Mon Sep 21 11:21:55 UTC 2009

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Wilson Gray
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 1:08 AM
Subject: New word?

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Dear Wilson,

New?  Perhaps.  It's not in the dictionaries I have at hand.  There's only
one example in Nexis--Academic Universe at this posting.  I'll keep my eye
open for it.  _Touchify_ doesn't strike me as very linguistically sexy.
However, I can't think of anything better.  I doubt it would garner "Word of
the Year" laurels.


Barnhart at

Sender:       American Dialect Society
Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      New word?

"It would take one or both of these OS makers[, Apple and Microsoft,]
to truly _touchify_ their platforms ..."

I.e., to modify their OS's in such a manner as to make them as easily
operable through the use of a touchscreen as they are now by means of
the keyboard-and-mouse system

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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