Maughamamiana (as in the title of Stott's 1950 bibliography)

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Maughamamiana (as in the title of Stott's 1950 bibliography)

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1danielx
maig 17, 2012, 1:25pm

Given the above (and parallel constructions, such as Darwiniana), under the rules of the English language, there's no reason why "Maughamamianamaniac" can't be a word.

The adjective form would be maughamamianamaniacal, which surely describes some of the great collectors of Maugham's publications, manuscripts, photographs, autographs, audio recordings, cigarette cases, and the like

http://www.normanmoore.com/wsm/contents.htm

not that there's anything wrong with that!

2danielx
Editat: maig 17, 2012, 1:28pm

surely the only existing word with eight a's !

antidisestablishmentarianism doesn't even come close.

3Waldstein
maig 17, 2012, 2:26pm

English meets German! :-)

4danielx
maig 17, 2012, 2:42pm

yes, Waldstein, I thought of that. German's the only other language I know that sticks word after word together to make one long one, a word that in fact makes sense, in a sense.

My favorite is a wine called Liebfraumilch.

5Waldstein
maig 17, 2012, 2:51pm

Mark Twain was dead right with ''alphabetical processions''. Some of his examples are real killers:

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