victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 17 22:46:30 UTC 2011

As for the difference you suggest, I am not sure if "better" is the right
word for it. Perhaps "preferred by some". Perhaps an even better option
would have been to drop the plural marker--but let's consult the experts on
this. I have no particular preference or deep concern about this, but if
it's incorrect, I'll be happy to change it in the future (it's a little
late to correct the errors that have already been committed--and committed
to electronic "print").


On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Dan Nussbaum <yekkey at aol.com> wrote:

> Aside from three portmanteaus=20
> Victor,
> Would not "portmanteau words" have been a better term than just
> "portmantea=
> u?"
> Dan Nussbaum

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