[Ads-l] nontroversy; to resolve

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 9 12:08:36 EST 2016


"Nontroversy" came up here back in 2010...

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2010-June/100523.html

Wordspy dates it to 1998.

http://wordspy.com/index.php?word=nontroversy


On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 7:36 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> CNN: "Controversy...or nontroversy?"
>
> 14,000 Googlits.
>
> A guest also speaks of finding ways "to resolve urban food deserts."
>
> "To solve definitively the problem of." Not in OED, but shd. be new
> def "17c".
>
>

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