John Cowan cowan at
Wed Jan 11 22:50:26 CET 2012

Michael Everson scripsit:

> You're saying that if Anderson were going to devise a term for
> "idiosyncratic" he would come up with "selfmindframed" as you did? As
> would every other person who has tried to implement Anglo-Saxon
> linguistic purism in the past 130 years?

Not likely, no.  But then bethink you of the wort _Ulex_.  Some call it
_gorse_, others _furze_, still others _whin_, and most likely each speaker
can acknow (or aknow) the others' words.  I am not fully knowledgeable
in Ander-Saxon, but far more often must I look up English words to find
their Ander-Saxon matches than the other way about.

What ass-like words could I have uttered     John Cowan <cowan at>
that they clap for me thus?        
        --Phocion, Greek orator (ov. J.C.)

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