more on dog whistles

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 6 16:31:22 UTC 2014

Arnold Zwicky wondered:
> conivinutation??
> apparently a total neologism, not in any dictionary i could find,
> or attested on the net.  and maybe i'm just in a dense mood,
>  but i don't see how to parse/derive it or figure out what it
> means.  help!

W Brewer wrote:
WB coins: <*conivinutation> [kuh-NIGH-vuh new-TAY-shun],
lit. 'winking & nodding'  <--  Latin co:ni:ve:re 'to wink' +
nu:ta:re 'to nod'.

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