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Thu., Nov. 17, 2011, 5:09 p.m.

Words! All these words!

Good evening, Netizens...


I was taken a bit aback by the today's A Word A Day as I always have referred to the plural of the cow as cows, or in the language of the garden gnomes, kubozen. It appears according to my Webster's Collegiate Dictionary that kine is an archaic form of the plural of the bovine species. For those interested in such anomalous words as are in common use among the garden gnomes, the plural of horse is even more obtuse, orskendorskies. I suppose if time permitted, I should also run a daily entry called Garden Gnome Speech, thus edifying everyone to some of the purely fanciful words known to garden gnomes.


However, before someone hastily points it out to me, none of the words which I have created as being parts of the garden gnome language are presently found in any dictionary that I have found, thus far, regardless of how archaic or obscure the wordbooks might be.


Of course, I cannot claim to possess one of those new-fangled gadgets like Doug Clark has. (See to clarify whether you have or will have one of these electronic pieces of wizardry.



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