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(YouTube)   A hapax legomenon is a word that appears only once in all literature for a given language. In English, e.g., the word "quizzaciously" appears only once. Well, twice now. I guess I sort of ruined "quizzaciously," so--dammitsomuch   (youtube.com) divider line
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2020-01-23 7:32:32 AM  
Hmm.
Mysterical, Subby.
 
2020-01-23 8:11:57 AM  
Cromulentious, indeed.
 
2020-01-23 11:41:02 AM  
Bold of you to count Fark headlines as "literature", subby.
 
2020-01-23 11:47:59 AM  
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2020-01-23 12:02:06 PM  

Arkanaut: Bold of you to count Fark headlines as "literature", subby.


Indeed. Don't confuse literature with litterature.
 
2020-01-23 12:12:02 PM  
A word isn't really part of the language unless it's adopted widely.

Just coining your own series of suffixes and prefixes doesn't mean it's a real word. This isn't German.
 
2020-01-23 12:15:38 PM  
Could Paul Atraiedes be... the happax legomenon?
 
2020-01-23 12:28:01 PM  
It exists in a lot of places in The Library of Babel (it's an amazing place BTW. Every book that's ever been written exists here, every sentence, every word. Every book that will ever get written too. It's phenomenal and it's weird).
 
2020-01-23 12:37:02 PM  
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...
 
2020-01-23 1:04:09 PM  
Unable to locate butt stuff
 
2020-01-23 1:12:35 PM  
Does balsagna count? It's kind of like lasagna, but there are balls on you
 
2020-01-23 1:44:27 PM  
Legomenon
Ah-dee-dee-de-de
Legomenon
Ah-dee-dee-dee

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\worked with hapax legomena in the Athabaskan languages
 
2020-01-23 1:48:17 PM  
These ladies have made up a game:
With two "trutennes" they make an "eu," **
they bang coffin against coffin,
** The meanings of the words trutennes and eu are unknown and unattested to elsewhere.
 
2020-01-23 2:22:05 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Just coining your own series of suffixes and prefixes doesn't mean it's a real word. This isn't German.


D'Qwell Jackson, former Indianapolis Colt, laughs at your opinion.
 
2020-01-23 2:36:04 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Just coining your own series of suffixes and prefixes doesn't mean it's a real word. This isn't German.


You would'st've said that.
 
2020-01-23 2:57:47 PM  
It's the name of an unidentified scroll in NetHack
 
2020-01-23 3:12:33 PM  
This video gets posted now?   It's years old.  One of my favorites, but, old.


/Hey VSauce!  Michael here...
//And as always...
 
2020-01-23 3:18:33 PM  
I read the scroll labelled HAPAX LEGOMENON.

You are being punished for your misbehavior!

....


Cwap.

/I need a scroll of remove curse now...
 
2020-01-23 3:40:13 PM  

gerrychampoux: Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...


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2020-01-23 4:18:24 PM  

Arkanaut: Bold of you to count Fark headlines as "literature", subby.


They're using the term "English literature" to mean "anything written in English.

That aside, I think some Fark headlines should definitely be enshrined in the Library of Congress.
 
2020-01-23 4:21:08 PM  

leeksfromchichis: A word isn't really part of the language unless it's adopted widely.

Just coining your own series of suffixes and prefixes doesn't mean it's a real word. This isn't German.


How very manerfindetnichtexistierendewörte​rish!
 
2020-01-23 4:36:51 PM  
Good morning.  That's a nice tnetennba.
 
2020-01-23 8:41:33 PM  
I always like that frying pans are "whangable" in the Food of the Gods.
 
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