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I checked one word she mentions, "slenthem", and while it may not be in your OED, it's in Wikipedia, which gives a clue as to why it's not in the dictionary -- it's not an English word. Are they counting every passage of foreign text that appears in an English book? What about those parallel readers, with English and another language on facing pages, like my beginning Spanish ones, or the entire Loeb Classical Library of Greek and Latin, a couple of hundred volumes? Are they counting proper names?
I'm skeptical. I am a radical descriptionist (there, is that one in the OED? That's one) and fully recognize the role of dictionaries to respond to living language, but I just can't believe this claim.
(First, let's get the terminology straight. What we're talking about here is technically a streetcar. Apparently, Walker, like those fans of the acronym "SLUT," prefers the less precise and correct, and obviously less flattering, term "trolley.")
What galls me is that, of all the things Walker chooses to attack Barrett on, it's his desire to build rail infrastructure in his city. Unless Milwaukee screws up its streetcar line, the real estate development and tax base and jobs it attracts will more than pay for the $100 million investment.
Barrett is trying to do something that will make Milwaukee more competitive with comparable cities, something that will actually grow Milwaukee's economy, and yet because it's public transportation Scott Walker feels compelled to attack it. More evidence that the Republicans are the anti-growth, anti-business, anti-American competitiveness party.
The sad thing is that Wisconsin, I guess, is a backward-enough state that Walker honestly thinks that attack helps him rather than makes him looks like a Luddite lunatic.
CAVEAT: Not a big streetcar fan here, but I'm willing to trust the research that shows that such lines manage to promote economic development.
Best ever dictionary jokes: the Blackadder episode, Ink and Incapability, where Johnson seeks the prince's patronage. Blackadder delights in making up words that aren't in Johnson's Dictionary to fuck with him. Wanting to get him to leave fast, he calls it "velocitous extramuralization" which should be a real phrase.
And slenthem seems as legit to me as glockenspiel.