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the twelfth of never (the 12th of never)

Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by ewie, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    I was in two minds whether to post this in EO or here in DAF ... see below.

    Term:
    (A word or expression you have seen in writing)
    The twelfth/12th of never

    Your definition or explanation:
    'Never', a day in the future which never arrives.

    Example: (An example of the term in use)
    "Oh we could be waiting here till the 12th of never for her to finish getting ready." (I made that one up)

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)
    Wikipedia, talking about the song of the same name, says this:
    :( It turns out that this is such a popular expression that it doesn't appear in the OED, the COED, M-W, Dictionary.com, or three other rather fat'n'serious paper dictionaries I've consulted.

    An Irish poet has a book with the same title.

    As does an Australian playwright.

    All the rest of the first 4 pages of Google results refer to that song I mentioned at the start, including this one:rolleyes::)

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes __X__ No ___
     
  2. catlady60

    catlady60 Senior Member

    Pennsylvania (20mi/36km from the Poconos
    English-US (New York City)
  3. Anaiss

    Anaiss Senior Member

    Venezia
    Italiano - Veneto

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