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  • Something that most lexicographers will have experienced at one time or another is a request to ‘put a word in the dictionary’. In the view of the requester (is that a word?) their candidate is a brilliant coinage that fills an obvious lexical gap. I always explain that words get into ‘the dictionary’ (which dictionary?) when lots of people use them over a considerable period of time, so what they need to do is get their word out there and see if it catches on…

  • The word “Droog” in the meaning of friend seems actually to be borrowed from Russian “Друг”, Always nice to see the influence of your own language, isn’t it?