December 15, 2005

Lundin calling

Among the many seasonal party invitations that I've gotten recently was one with an attached .jpg that read



amid a seasonally appropriate pattern of snowflakes and such. I did a double-take on "lundin" -- was it a typo for "luncheon"? some sort of Cajun religious festival in honor of the reconstruction of New Orleans? I was lexically lost, so I tried a Google search, which turns up more than 2 million hits for lundin, but nothing on the first couple of pages was helpful. Searching for {"holiday lundin"} didn't make it any better. The OED has nothing at all. I asked the host, and learned that it's a blend of lunch and dinner. So that's my new word for the week.

Posted by Mark Liberman at December 15, 2005 11:45 AM