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So, you've invented a new word and it's gone viral... or at
least it's made a few people come out in spots and there
are rumours of a case of apoplexy in the north. It may
have even caused a sore throat when someone tried to say
Whatever level of penetration you have achieved, we
your problemo here at the NRA. We're like we're from the
government and we're here to help.
We'll help you spread your new word far and wide while we
collect fees from radio stations and morning TV presenters
who use your word because they can't produce their own
At the end of each month we'll send you a statement and a
few bob if we owe you more than you owe us for our
tireless marketing and defence of your intellectual
It's a brave new order out there.
||Well, irony is spelled with both an "i" and a "y", so
take your pick, big fella.
||I know. Irony is saying one thing and meaning
another, after all.
||I get it, mate. You made a joke on "tireless" and
"tyreless". Good for you.
||Blackadder: 'Baldrick, have you no idea what irony is?
Baldrick: 'I certainly do, it's like goldy or bronzy only it's made of iron.'
||I like this, but only if it enables fines to be imposed on
neologisticians who create words like "grok", or
"metabolomics", as well as rewarding those who create
pretty new words.
||This will just accelerate the Palination of American English.
||Indeed some need for this nice idea you seed. Butfor, my property seems defensibly challenged, if not completely indefensible.
||//grok// No longer "neo." That word is now "retro."