Wednesday, January 31, 2007


adj. Totally lacking lexically motivated apeshitness.

Real citation: "So mrs_cake's preference for "there is a large number of reasons" puts her very much in the modern minority, though more in tune with the fashions of earlier times. But again, no one should hit her -- this is a word-rage-free zone."
(Mark Liberman, "There's a bunch of reasons -- or are there?," Jan. 13, 2007, Language Log,

Made-up citation: "Though I am usually word-rage-free and don't fret about punctuation, I do get a little hot when I see quotation marks used for emphasis. Jackie Chan 'Movies' is an insult, not an advertisement! God damn it."

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