Paging/pinging plorkwort! (was: Terms that haven't made it across the pond)

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Adam Funk

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Oct 21, 2021, 3:30:04 PM10/21/21
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On 2021-10-20, CDB wrote:

> On 10/19/2021 9:35 PM, Peter Moylan wrote:
>> bruce bowser wrote:
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>>> Seeing is definitely believing. Like I can't believe that the
>>> phrase "higgelty piggelty" has appeared in AUE only once since
>>> when? 1987, when it started? Or even before then?
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>> It was a children's rhyme.
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>> Higgledy piggledy, my fat hen, Went to bed with his trousers on.
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>> Or something like that.
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> "Higgledy-piggledy" is the first line of a formally correct double
> dactyl. Some of those have been posted here.
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> WP says they were invented in 1951. As you say, the nonsense-word is
> much older.
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_dactyl

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Leo Sgouros

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Oct 29, 2021, 3:27:07 AM10/29/21
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I wonder what Plorkwurst would be made of?
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