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Jun. 25th, 2016 | 01:13 pm

From the list of Unusual Definitions™:

rustic bunting, n.

A spontaneous romantic interlude on a countryside ramble.

And from the list of Words That Don't Exist But Should™:

longcut, n.

An intentional detour; the "scenic route".

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allaboutweather

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from: allaboutweather
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 11:17 am (UTC)
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That's a good one. :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 11:51 am (UTC)
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Thanks!

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allaboutweather

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from: allaboutweather
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 12:21 pm (UTC)
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You should submit some of these words to the Oxford Dictionary. :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 12:28 pm (UTC)
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I doubt they'd take them, though. Most dictionaries take a conservative descriptivist approach to language, and will only include words that are actually in use somewhere. I'm sure the OED is no exception.

Put more succinctly, the order is (usually) "word catches on, word finds its way into dictionaries" rather than "word finds its way into dictionaries, word catches on".

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allaboutweather

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from: allaboutweather
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 12:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh. Maybe you should come up with words that SHOULDN'T be in the dictionary (although "hack" is overly used to describe shortcuts). :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 01:09 pm (UTC)
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words that SHOULDN'T be in the dictionary

Ah, I'm usually more into interesting/beautiful words, though. Like "mellifluous", or "effervescent", or "snow-covered".

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allaboutweather

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from: allaboutweather
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 02:22 pm (UTC)
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I guess you fancy fancy words? XP

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
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You could say that!

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allaboutweather

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from: allaboutweather
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Ha. Anyway, hope you had a good Solstice! :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

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allaboutweather

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from: allaboutweather
date: Jun. 25th, 2016 03:25 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome. :)

How are things going for you?

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