[Ads-l] WOTY?

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Mon Jul 25 15:17:02 UTC 2016

"Greatest Niche Utility" would seem to be a useful (and fun) category.

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of George Thompson
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Is there a category "Likely to be found highly useful by a *very* select few"?

>From a story on off-the-beaten-path collecting, on the front page of 
Arts section of today's NYTimes:
“It started out innocently enough with a plastic banana in a Ziploc bag on the door of my apartment when I was in college,’’ wrote Scott McCarney of Rochester. “Before I knew it I was publishing a newsletter and collecting bananabilia.”

But I suppose someone is going to respond that a Google search shows that the word was used by Prime Minister Gladstone in 1873.


George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998..

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