Re: PEDANTRY: use this word in a sentence...

Carl Feynman (
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 11:54:45 -0400

At 11:41 PM 7/27/97 -0700, Andrea Gallagher wrote:
>At 11:24 AM 7/27/97 +0000, Damien Broderick wrote:
>>I was dazzled by this wonderful term, but my lexicophilic friend...
>>remarked waspishly that the correct singular is `hapax legomenon'.

Oh the embarrasment! I should have known that!

>Even better, if you go to (after
>you've gone to the trouble of signing up for trial membership to
>Encyclopedia Brittanica), you can play Hapax Legomena the GAME. I've been
>getting chills about running into this phrase twice in one day. I love it.

Well, it's not a coincidence. I ran into that game last week, so the term
was fresh in my mind when I coined 'hapax legomenon-driven retrieval'.
Andrea, care for a game when next we meet?