Talk:happener

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happener

I would have deleted this immediately, but I'm not sure if this word isn't used at all. I am quite sure the definition is wrong, though. —CodeCat 10:57, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

I have added a sense that reflects the meaning in all of the first 10 bgc hits I found. The sense challenged should be at RfV if there is no a priori reason to delete it. DCDuring TALK 11:45, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
More added, though not all may be be sufficiently citeable to be safe from RfV. Regarding the disputed sense, the verb sense of happen collocated with on/upon looks the only likely interpretation. The hyphenated forms happener-on and happener-upon are possibly the more common, though still hard to find, and I'm not completely sure how (i.e., where) they should be documented. — Pingkudimmi 10:22, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
I saw that usage. If it is attestable it would seem to be happener-upon. It is awkward and therefore not common. Other similar phrasal-verb/agent-suffix terms exist and are similarly uncommon for the most part. If someone had a good reason why such awkward expressions don't meet CFI, I wouldn't miss them. DCDuring TALK 17:23, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

moved to RFV -- Liliana 14:12, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

RFV[edit]

See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2012. - -sche (discuss) 02:44, 29 March 2012 (UTC)