The Thread pp 70-75 | Cite as


  • Philip J. Davis


It must not be thought that I have spent the past ten years of my life pafnutying. (I should like to be remembered as the man who introduced this verb into the language. I think it has great possibilities, like Oscar Wilde’s ‘bunburying.’ In future editions of Webster, I should like to see: to pafnuty, v.i., to pursue tangential matters with hobby-like zeal.)


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