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From: cyg Simple <>
Subject: Re: On malingering
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:38:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On 3/9/2016 10:32 PM, Mark Geisert wrote:
> My coinage: malingering: mal- (something bad) + lingering (something
> hanging around)
> Dictionary: malingering: to pretend illness, especially in order to
> shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
> Moral of this story: When coining a new word, make sure it doesn't
> already exist with another meaning.  Sheesh.

You can always coin a new meaning to an existing word.  It's how
language evolves.

cyg Simple

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2016-03-10  3:33 Mark Geisert
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