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GUEST,Banjo Johnny Worst New Words in the 'English' Lang. (143* d) RE: Worst New Words in the 'English' Lang. 28 Jun 00

If you try that "irregardless" trick, you had better check your dictionary beforehand -- not all words (or non-words) appear in all dictionaries. I have in my hands a very large Webster dictionary that does not contain the word "varsity". Is it a word, or not? Another dictionary grudgingly describes it as a corrupt form of 'university'. If so, how can there be a high school varsity team?

The Webster also fails to include "reprise". Musicians, do you know what a reprise is? Of course you do, but is it in your dictionary?

ASIDE: If there are any Brits still reading this long thread, can you please explain "Bob's your uncle"? I have a vague idea that it means "prove it". In any case, WHY does it mean anything? Is it one of your Cockney Rhymes? Thanks for your help!

Johnny in Oklahoma City

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