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November 25th, 2002

A Word That Should Be a Word, but Isn’t

Have you ever accidentally said a word that sounded totally logical in a sentence, but didn’t actually exist in the dictionary? Sometimes you can slip these past friends when you’re talking to them, but other times you’ll be made fun of on the spot for making up a new word. You’d think you’d be praised for extending the langugage…

One of these words came up in conversation yesterday: “anotherwhere.” As in: “We thought they were at the store, but they were anotherwhere.” It’s shorter than “somewhere else” and less snooty-sounding than “elsewhere.” I’m convinced this word should be indoctrinated into our language. Who’s with me on this one?

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Greg
DATE: Monday November 25, 2002 -- 12:18:07 pm
I'm still pushing for "melk"

FROM: tonee
DATE: Monday November 25, 2002 -- 1:27:42 pm
How about "ustacould"

FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday November 25, 2002 -- 5:52:22 pm
Definitely "shouldn't've".

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday November 25, 2002 -- 10:57:55 pm

FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday November 26, 2002 -- 12:18:36 am

FROM: Vince
DATE: Wednesday November 27, 2002 -- 10:48:16 am
I've used "elsewhen." I'm not strictly opposed to sounding snooty among friends. They generally give it right back until we all end up sounding like Ivy League wannabes, and we end up laughing until our "melk" shoots out of our noses.

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