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2011/12/20 - 11:59am

The first seal has been opened! Flee!
USC one-peat

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EmmettRedd
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2011/12/20 - 11:56am

Ron Draney said:

But the ultimate extension has yet to surface. That'd be one-peat, to describe something that has never happened before and will probably never happen again.

Similar to first annual?

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Ron Draney
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2011/12/20 - 10:49am

But the ultimate extension has yet to surface. That'd be one-peat, to describe something that has never happened before and will probably never happen again.

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2011/12/20 - 7:37am

The dark side of wordplay? Here's a cautionary tale that may make you think twice about your next clever coining, turning, or smithing. And I don't mean metal stamping, woodwork, or metalwork.

Who among us didn't celebrate the the wit of the word three-peat? We hoped it would catch on, just as we hoped for Tevye's first daughter, Tzeitel. We didn't see what was to come. How could we know? Now four-peat appears in Merriam-Webster online ( four-peat). And we find five-peat only occasionally, a mercifully rare occurrence. A little off, but still, we could do worse, right?

Now, finally, the disaster fully realized, two-peat ( USA Today), so common an occurrence that there has been a word for it since the late 14th century, has shown us the error of our ways.

It makes me nostalgic for the days before three-peat.

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