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Eye On Olympia

When real words just won’t do…

New Olympia words, none of which exist, according to our copy of the American Heritage Dictionary:
-"Defund," which recently appeared in a press release from Citizens for Parks and Recreation. The group gets extra points, however, for managing to use the word as both a verb ("to defund") and a noun ("a defunding").
-"Disinvest," used by a WSU official unhappy with the amount of money the state is putting into higher education.
-and "externships", which the state Attorney General's office offers, apparently in lieu of internships.

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.