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Old 09-19-2017, 08:16 AM
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I seem to remember people here mentioning some words that should be (or at least started out) capitalised, but that have passed into common usage & are accepted. I think it's kind of a crap shoot there. I am surprised that Luddite isn't one of them. If you get the chance, try neoluddite. That shouldn't be capitalized. (I probably shouldn't even suggest PALEONEOLUDDITENESSES.)

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Old 09-24-2017, 08:45 AM
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So excited to find it but alas, not recognized.

The National Institutes of Health seems to recognize it as a word ... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5372516
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:42 PM
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So... I just found ICHTHYOPHAGE and tried it a bunch of times thinking it had to count if it was that long and I might have misspelled it.

No luck. It's definitely in a bunch of dictionaries.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:49 AM
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I tried to play GOUDA, but it was rejected.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:30 PM
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It's capitalized since it's named after a city in France..........
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:05 PM
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It's capitalized since it's named after a city in France..........
Thanks.

I had wondered about that, but saw that the definition that I linked to had it uncapitalized several times in the "Literary usage" section. Now that I've looked at that more closely, I see that some of those examples refer to the place, not the cheese, so they certainly should be capitalized. And further Googling shows that the name of the cheese is also (usually) capitalized, so apparently the definition site is just wrong.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:53 AM
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So excited to find it but alas, not recognized.

The National Institutes of Health seems to recognize it as a word ... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5372516
That isn't a dictionary, though. It has to be in several of the mainstream dictionaries in order to be added.
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:42 AM
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Had a board with CLIT, CLITS and CLITTY. I feel like this usage is established enough... Obviously not.
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:40 AM
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One of the definitions of ACROSS is "Noun. (context: crosswords) A clue whose solution runs horizontally in the grid.". So the plural, ACROSSES, ought to be a word, but it was rejected on this grid:

Code:
ISCOE
SOURS
ECRRM
ASSZN
OWNBE

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Old 11-26-2017, 06:45 PM
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Another missing plural: LAWER (an obsolete form of LAWYER) is accepted, but LAWERS is not.
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