Home » Dictionary » detectorist


 n.— «Just because you’ve got a metal detector doesn’t entitle you to charge unbidden onto other people’s property, Alan cautions. Detectorists must obtain permission to go onto private turf and must register with public lands, state, county and town officials prior to going on those pieces of real estate, too.» —“Club members keep digging for buried treasures” by Valerie Zehl Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghampton, New York) Dec. 18, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Abso-Bloomin-Lutely (episode #1526)

The autocomplete function on your phone comes in handy, of course. But is it changing the way we write and how linguists study language? Also, suppose you could invite any two authors, living or dead, to dinner. Who’s on your guest list and...

Conversate is Different From Converse

Wilson in Charleston, South Carolina, stopped using the term conversate after being told it’s not a real word. On the contrary, conversate is well-established in Black English as a verb that suggests speaking in a register that’s warmer...