"idiocentric" and should it be in the OED [Was: Alasdair Gray mainly]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 19 15:39:30 UTC 2010

At 1/19/2010 10:27 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>maybe you were aiming for "idiosyncratic".

Apparently!  Although I did find some support via Google: about
10,900 hits, 634 in Google Books (enough for the OED? Or is it too
simple a combination of idio- and -centric?), and the following:
Web definitions for idiocentric
         characterized by or denoting interest centered upon oneself
or one's own ways, rather than upon others or the ways of others;
self-centered ...

But "-syncratic" fits my intention better anyway.


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