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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?

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