The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39822   Message #570743
Posted By: mousethief
12-Oct-01 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: For pedants only
Subject: RE: For pedants only
What's wrong with neologisms? "Normalcy" has a certain charm. Remember when "coastal" was first coined it was thought to be barbarous both on the east coast of the USA and in old Blightey. The yanks have gotten over it; some Britspeakologists still get their hackles up. Comes from having a coast that must be measured in feet rather than miles. :)