Thursday, November 11, 2004

Beardedness is a word.

As I was purusing the Oxford English Dictionary this fine autumn's eve, I stumbled upon the word beardedness. According to the OED, "beardedness" refers to a "bearded condition." Here are the first two times it was recorded in the English language:

1888 Times 18 Aug. 9/1 The beardedness of the chief. 1917 W. J. LOCKE Red Planet xii, Their composite paunchiness, beardedness, scragginess,..impressed me unfavourably.

p.s. I'm a dork.

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