Talk:borogove

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Should it not be 'neologism' rather than 'portmanteau'? It doesn't seem to be a combination of any other words.86.174.4.203 14:39, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: October 2015–February 2016[edit]

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A Jabberwocky nonce word, but also one that I reckon falls under WT:FICTION. Note to closer: If this fails, it should probably be moved to an appropriate appendix rather than deleted outright; if nothing else, it is the etymon for Borogovia. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:25, 13 October 2015 (UTC) I can find a few outside of Lewis Carroll:

  • 2007, Whitley Strieber, 2012: The War for Souls, ISBN 1429919914, page 346:
    Here were fields of swabe and borogrove and orchards full of trees heavy with lascos and spurls and nape.
  • 2013, Michael Hiebert, The Hyperbole Engine: Collected Stories of Adventure, ISBN 1476138265:
    Proudly beaming, Amabelle said, “It is a borogrove!” I knew I'd heard that word before, but it took a moment for me to remember it was during the night while Father was delirious.
  • 2013, Andrew Harman, The Tome Tunnel, ISBN 0356503046:
    'Neat trick, I thought it was good seeing a borogrove last week, but that ...' 'You've seen a borogrove?' asked Firkin. 'Oh, yeah. It was unreal!'

Kiwima (talk) 06:20, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Right you are. Ok, how about these?
  • 2006, David Brown & ‎Kara Willey, The Worlds of Naughtenny Moore, ISBN 0978866010:
    The borogove let out a quiet chirp. Another, larger borogove squirmed in through the hole in the fabric.
  • 2013, Mel Gilden, The Jabberwock Came Whiffling: A Novel of Fantasy, ISBN 1479409405, page 22:
    Its knee bent the wrong way, though Albert thought it was certainly the right way for the borogove . Another borogove popped out of the forest and followed the first across the road, then a third and a fourth .
  • 2014, Daniel Coleman, Jabberwocky: A Novel, ISBN 0988196948:
    It smelled like a wet borogove.
  • 2015, Donald Weis, Monster Lore 2, ISBN 1329377532, page 12:
    With the Borogove's long legs, they hop and step over some incoming attacks.
Kiwima (talk) 18:09, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
RFV-passed, since the citations above appear valid. - -sche (discuss) 17:59, 13 February 2016 (UTC)