Do you have any idea how many words we haven't been saying since 1972? No, no one does, because some asshole editor went on a crazy deleting spree a couple decades ago while editing the Oxford English Dictionary: the one dictionary from which words are, supposedly, never deleted.
Among the words Burchfield deleted: "boviander," a term used in British Guyana to describe someone of mixed race living on the river banks; "danchi," a kind of shrub; and "balisaur," an Indian badger-like animal.
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