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The Creation of a New English Word (. . . logogony?)

Boy, it’s been a long time since I did this. This is the first issue of the fifth year of this, I think. Wow, eh? Some of you may be confused by the number system I’ve got going on. The Martian Missionary Team does not count in the Random Numbering System anymore. And the writings on Orthodoxy and Jesus counted in the Somniare Numbering System (and I intend to finish up that project, finish discussing doctrine in relation to Revolution and life). So. And I considered abandoning e-mail for the less invasive form of the Livejournal. But Livejournals are part of a bandwagon, and I’m not a big fan of those. And this predates the Livejournal bandwagon. And I know I’m really forgetful when it comes to reading Livejournals. And I’m forgetful about writing stuff here, so I say No to Livejournals. That said, on with the show . . .

Words are supercool. Superdupercool, in fact. I like them much. In honour of the superdupercoolness of words, I am issuing a contest. The prize of this contest will be (drumroll please….) a copy of Canajun, eh? (NOTE: This offer is dependent on my ability to find said book), which deals with how Canadians talk. If I can’t find Canajun, eh?, some other excursion into the realm of language shall be yours! I’ll even pay the postage myself! (This means I’ll need your address.)

The year is AD 2004. In Roman numerals, that would be MMIV. If we were to make them lower case, the ensuing combination of letters would be mmiv. The contest is to come up with the most useful, enjoyable meaning for the word mmiv. I already came up with one of my own, but I don’t think it’s the most enjoyable (I’m not telling what it is!). The close date of the contest is June 13, in three weeks. Good luck, and have fun!



Copyright 2004, Matthew Hoskin

Annus Quinque
(Year Five)