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widdershins

Posted Dec 6, 2012 14:17 UTC (Thu) by hthoma (subscriber, #4743)
Parent article: Quotes of the week

If somebody finds a good home for widdershins, he should look for good homes for turnwise, hubwards and rimwards as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld_geography


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widdershins

Posted Dec 6, 2012 16:41 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

Well widdershins dates back to at least 1545, in English, the other words really seem to be neologisms.

widdershins

Posted Dec 7, 2012 10:24 UTC (Fri) by hthoma (subscriber, #4743) [Link]

> the other words really seem to be neologisms.

They are from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

I am not a native english speaker, much less an etymologist. Just a Pratchett fan ;-)


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