August 25, 2005

Mountweazel and esquivalience

"It's like tagging and releasing giant turtles", says Erin McKean. Read all about in Henry Alford's Talk of the Town piece on lexicographic honeypots (though they are not identified by that name, which comes from the computer security area). I note that Alford says that esquivalience "has since been spotted on, which cites Webster’s New Millennium as its source", but it's not there now.

Posted by Mark Liberman at August 25, 2005 02:51 PM