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    New Word: “Manternity”

    I just made up this word while on the phone with a client.

    Manternity is when guys go on Maternity leave (of course without actually giving birth themselves).

    “Lickety Split”

    For the first time in my life, I used the phrase “lickity split” in an email a few minutes ago. I don’t know what my brain is thinking.

    I couldn’t find anything on wikipedia on the term. I did find this response to somebody else wondering about the origin:

    LICKETY-SPLIT – ” adv. 1859, American English, formed from earlier (1817) ‘lickitie’ very fast (irregular formation from ‘lick,’ n., used dialectally in the sense of fast) + split, n.”From “The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology” by Robert K. Barnhart (HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1995). Another source gives a first use as 1831 and lists these variations: lickety-brindle, lickety-cut, lickety smash, lickity-switch, lickoty-liner, and so forth. “Dictionary of American Regional English,” Volume III by Frederic G. Cassidy (1996, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, England).

    I wonder how long I have had that phrase stuck in my brain waiting to be used?

    New Word: “Verbo”

    verbo = verbal + typo

    Thank you PurpleSister!

    I Like This Term From John Robb – “rentiers” [Update: The term is from Pareto]

    The term Rentiers gets used by John Robb in place of rent-seeker.

    I like it.

    Maybe the term has already been used, but it is the first time I have heard it. It is more “fun” then rent-seeker.