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Compound Fractions


Peter Newby


The Oxford English Dictionary defines logology as "the science of word" and Dmitri Borgmann playfully adopted the term to describe certain aspects of his wordsmithery. Since then, it appears to have been misapplied to all and every form of recreational linguistics. I feel that, in the Borgmann tradition, it should be restricted to the pseudo-academic wordplay that the founding editor of Word Ways pioneered so brilliantly, but "not" at the expense of the conventional word-based arguments he also graced with his genius, nor any other inventive wordplay which came from his impish pen.