[LMB] Lois??? health

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Apr 3 12:07:18 BST 2020


On Thu, 2 Apr 2020 21:09:17 -0400, Lois Aleta Fundis
<loisaletafundis at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>P.S. *Yes, I know "snuck" isn't officially a "real" English word. But it
>should be!

There are no "official" English words; we don't have the equivalent of
the Acadamie Francaise.  Words become correct by usage.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1998/12/26/it-snuck-into-the-oed/2feebed5-7dce-451f-8d97-426ded921166/

The OED takes great pains to point out that it's a *descriptive* not a
*prescriptive* publication.
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