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Specialized words

Posted by R. Berg on October 03, 2009 at 15:45

In Reply to: Specialized words posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 02, 2009 at 20:22:

: : : : Does anyone have a list of those words that never seem to exist on their own e.g. SWINGEING cuts ; savage indictment (maybe not a good example). I think there was a humorous article on this in The Independent or The Guardian relatively recently.

: : : ["... words that never seem to exist on their own" - not sure what you mean. Something like "nape of the neck"? If anything else has a nape I never heard of it. Yet no one says "nape" without saying "of the neck." 'Tis strange. -Bac.]

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: : Nothing scuds except clouds. ~rb

: I disagree. Terriers scud! (VSD)

Oh? In all my reading, not a single terrier has scudded. ~rb