Hapax Legomenon

A hapax legomenon is the archaelogical translator's curse, a new word or phrase which occurs only once in a text. Such words are notoriously difficult to interpret, since in many cases, a word's meaning in an unknown language can best be determined by examining its context.

Here, however, I simply want to record the occurrence of a few memorable nonce words, catchwords, and other alphabetic formulations.

Last modified on 27 June 2014.