Re: RARA-AVIS: "Red Harvest" and characterization

From: George Upper (
Date: 04 Nov 2001

--- Juri Nummelin <> wrote:
> I had to look "bifurcation" from the dictionary, but
> I have such a poor
> dictionary at the office - it doesn't know the word?
> Am I doing the
> right thing ?

No dictionary knows the word bifurcation, Juri--don't blame yours. It's the imaginary noun form of the verb bifurcate, which means "fork" or "split into to parts." There is no actual noun form of the verb, but, as I'm sure you know, native English speakers tend to create new words when the mood strikes.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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