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Thread #43422   Message #634159
Posted By: mack/misophist
23-Jan-02 - 08:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Another great word: pusillanimous
Subject: RE: BS: Another great word: pusillanimous
As long as wonderful words are popular around here, let me introduce you to the most wonderful, the most useless word in the English language: MERKIN. I'm going to make you work for it. The only place I know of to get the real goods on merkin is the full sized edition of the OED. Ostensibly, the word means 'a pubic wig', but not really. It was invented to meet a very peculiar need which, as far as I know has never re-arisen.