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Posted: 04 January 2012 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Picking up the opening years of the century.

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Posted: 04 January 2012 06:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Just one, very minor, nitpick:

Hall of Shame, n. This play on hall of fame also appears in 1900.

The phrase “hall of fame” should be italicized.

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Posted: 04 January 2012 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Another minor nitpick (though not so minor if you’re following a recipe):

pint-sized, adj. (and n.) In 1900, pint-sized was used literally to mean holding sixteen ounces.

Or in Rightpondia, of course, twenty ounces .

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Posted: 04 January 2012 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Syntinen Laulu - 04 January 2012 08:10 AM

Another minor nitpick (though not so minor if you’re following a recipe):

pint-sized, adj. (and n.) In 1900, pint-sized was used literally to mean holding sixteen ounces.

Or in Rightpondia, of course, twenty ounces .

And the fluid ounces are different sizes, too …

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Posted: 05 January 2012 04:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks. The nits are often the hardest for me to spot.

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Posted: 05 January 2012 06:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Fortunately, picking nits is an established form of socialization in us great apes.

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Posted: 05 January 2012 09:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Zythophile - 04 January 2012 07:46 PM

Syntinen Laulu - 04 January 2012 08:10 AM
Another minor nitpick (though not so minor if you’re following a recipe):

pint-sized, adj. (and n.) In 1900, pint-sized was used literally to mean holding sixteen ounces.

Or in Rightpondia, of course, twenty ounces .

And the fluid ounces are different sizes, too …

So, the OED just goes with “an eighth of a gallon” with a nice excursis regarding the history of the various capacities of a pint. They also draw a distinction by noting “more fully imperial pint” and “more fully US pint.”

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