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November 6, 1967

A Neoverbism

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Columbus, Ohio

JAMA. 1967;202(6):550. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130190156035

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To the Editor:—  Two minor aberrations from your pages are conspicuous because of The Journal's near perfection. One is probably a typographical error, but the other is a neologism with which The Journal would not, I hope, willingly and knowingly be associated: The use of the word "fibrillate" as a transitive verb would be a "neoverbism," because "fibrillate" is, of course, a perfectly respectable word if used respectably.