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Homicide and verbicide -- that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life -- are alike forbidden.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894)

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pumpkingod
May. 1st, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
LOL! What about the acts of modification and creation?! :P
<< horrendously guilty of bending words to fit my own meanings, and even breaking up words and smashing them together to make new ones that work better with my smooshy brain
tenthz
May. 1st, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I do that too... ironically, is Verbicide a real word? This guy is a hypocrite. :-P
pumpkingod
May. 3rd, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
LOL I totally missed that. GOOD POINT
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