Maughamamiana (as in the title of Stott's 1950 bibliography)

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Maughamamiana (as in the title of Stott's 1950 bibliography)

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Maio 17, 2012, 1:25pm

Given the above (and parallel constructions, such as Darwiniana), under the rules of the English language, there's no reason why "Maughamamianamaniac" can't be a word.

The adjective form would be maughamamianamaniacal, which surely describes some of the great collectors of Maugham's publications, manuscripts, photographs, autographs, audio recordings, cigarette cases, and the like

not that there's anything wrong with that!

Editado: Maio 17, 2012, 1:28pm

surely the only existing word with eight a's !

antidisestablishmentarianism doesn't even come close.

Maio 17, 2012, 2:26pm

English meets German! :-)

Maio 17, 2012, 2:42pm

yes, Waldstein, I thought of that. German's the only other language I know that sticks word after word together to make one long one, a word that in fact makes sense, in a sense.

My favorite is a wine called Liebfraumilch.

Maio 17, 2012, 2:51pm

Mark Twain was dead right with ''alphabetical processions''. Some of his examples are real killers: