Fictional Materials for OED

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 30 19:04:45 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 8:32 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

> CNN this a.m.: "The technology does not exist! It's made of unobtainium!"

"This happens in the genre so often that there is even a generic word for
it: unobtainium."

Foreward (?) of E[dward] E[lmer] Smith, The Skylark of Space, 1928.

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

The American Dialect Society -

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