Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Dec 2 14:07:14 UTC 2010

I have also heard "chestal" (as in "a blow to the chestal area")--likewise not very well represented googlically.


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of David Bowie [db.list at PMPKN.NET]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 1:53 AM

From:    Jonathan Lighter<wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>

> Inguinal. Not in OED:

> 2010 Chicago, Ill., attorney, age 45: They [TSA wand-wielders] thought they
> saw something abnormal in my "groinal area," as they put it.

> 12,300 raw Googlits.

Wow. "Groinal" is such a normal part of my vocabulary that i'm kind of
shocked to see that it only has 12,300 googits.

(Would that be 12.3 kGt?)

David Bowie

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