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From: Mark Geisert <>
Subject: On malingering
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:33:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

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.

             reply	other threads:[~2016-03-10  3:33 UTC|newest]

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2016-03-10  3:33 Mark Geisert [this message]
2016-03-11 15:38 ` cyg Simple

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