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Posted: 28 November 2013 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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I took the “ie” to be the abbreviation for id est.

The -ie ending is diminutive and adds to the informal character of the meaning, both in the casual contexts in which it is used and the thing it signifies (i.e., not a formal portrait).

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Posted: 28 November 2013 10:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Dave Wilton - 28 November 2013 02:36 PM

I took the “ie” to be the abbreviation for id est.

The -ie ending is diminutive and adds to the informal character of the meaning, both in the casual contexts in which it is used and the thing it signifies (i.e., not a formal portrait).

Thanks for the clarification.

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Posted: 30 November 2013 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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I hope, irrationally and against all odds, that languagehat’s ❝inner peever❞ makes it into the OED before ‷selfie‴.

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Posted: 02 January 2014 09:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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More WOTY links:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2014/01/word-year#comments

http://www.thewire.com/technology/2013/04/rise-term-glasshole-explained-linguists/64363/

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