atw: Re: Youse

  • From: Kath Bowman <Kath.Bowman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:48:47 +1030

You can invent a word, but you can't get it into a dictionary! I have been 
trying to get 'engageable' into the Macquarie for a few years, without success.
Engageable - able to be engaged  (in the military sense).


From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Lewis
Sent: Wednesday, 11 January 2012 12:01 PM
To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: atw: Re: Youse

Yebbut . . . The "nitwits" own the language along with everyone else; you don't 
need a licence to invent a new word!

- Michael Lewis

On 11 January 2012 12:27, Rebecca Caldwell 
<beckyakasha@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:beckyakasha@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Fine! Badly worded on my part ;)

I do not accept 'youse' as a word by any means, but meant that it was a 'real' 
word, and not just the incomprehensible pronounciation of a nitwit.

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