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Of course, many lesser-known phobias, regardless of their official medical status, are considered “nonce” words. A nonce word, as you may recall, is a word that is coined, or used, for only one occasion.

Today’s linguistic lesson is a two-parter. Well, if you really want to get into it, it could potentially be several parts. And, when I say “parts,” I mean body parts.

While the pop stars cash in on traditional songs without owing royalties to the original authors, I catch myself listening to the unique, seasonal lyrics. In fact, many of our Christmas songs have strange, almost archaic terms in them.