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9 Responses to "And the OED winner is..."
April 26, 2009 at 08:04 AM
When you search this word in the OED online, neither spelling produces a result either (see Chris's comment above that it wasn't in the one volume OED version). Perhaps this augments the reason for choosing Chris as the winner? Regardless, it's still a GREAT word, congrats!
January 28, 2009 at 12:16 PM
I,m with eeded and would also like to see the short list.
January 28, 2009 at 11:54 AM
When I read that you'd chosen your favorite entry, I was so sure I was the winner – in a by no means arrogant way – that I spent a good half hour scrutinizing my spam folder for a missed notification. Clearly, I felt strongly that I deserved recognition for writing a poem about baby eels when I should have been working. But: many congratulations to the actual winner. Your word is wonderfully absurd, your explanation well-written, and I love that it came wrapped in Bryson-sponsored controversy. See? He totally doesn't know everything.
January 27, 2009 at 02:34 PM
Congratulations, Chris! That is a wonderful word, and an even better justification.
January 27, 2009 at 12:51 PM
So, I'm appropriately late with my favorite; "cunctation"? Ah well, the full OED would have required a new set of shelves at a minimum. Congrats Christopher.
January 26, 2009 at 07:11 PM
Congratulations, Chris! I guess we'll have to find other books to fill in the shelf space we all cleared in anticipation. I echo the sentiments of Kristin - how about a peek at the words and rationales that jockeyed for top spot? And what about that mystery first selection - can we see that too (to put to rest that mortal dread that an overzealous spam filter kept the winning notification out of our mailboxes)?
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