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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 09 Feb 2019, 17:58

Try this one: carbonado. It has two meanings.

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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 10 Feb 2019, 10:07

Not spag carbonara? I can see 'carbon', but somehow I get the sense of something Mexican or Cossack, a man or an attitude. Bravado? (Not avocado!) A bloke on a horse, wielding a carbine?

I've no reason for imagining this! I'd better stick with the carbon. Along the lines of burned toast, or carbon monoxide?
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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 10 Feb 2019, 10:23

Ah yes! Realising -ado is for any noun, not just a man!
I followed up carbon, and came across this lovely article (though it doesn't solve the question) -
https://www.materialstoday.com/carbon/a ... 106715243/

Anyway, I have one meaning now, and searching for a second!
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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 10 Feb 2019, 11:06

One of the meanings is close to what you suggested: A piece of meat or fish that has been scored and broiled.

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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 10 Feb 2019, 11:09

The link you gave resulted in a runtime error.

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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 10 Feb 2019, 11:51

I looked up 'runtime error', but am not much wiser. The link shouldn't be used? 8-[
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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 10 Feb 2019, 15:00

A runtime error is a coding mistake that is manifested when the program is run.

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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 10 Feb 2019, 23:39

It won't cause anyone any major grief then?
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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 11 Feb 2019, 07:31

Only to the programmer who wrote the code. As far as we are concerned, it's just a site we can't access.

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Post by Perrorist » 11 Feb 2019, 07:33

The original and better known meaning of carbonado is an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing.

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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 11 Feb 2019, 07:52

How about this one: impresa? (Not the car model.)

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Post by Dreamweaver » 11 Feb 2019, 08:46

Impression? Empress?
Im = not, as in impossible. Pres is French for near. Not near?
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Post by Perrorist » 11 Feb 2019, 10:56

You're closest with impression.

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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 11 Feb 2019, 18:22

Mr Google gave me different results on the two occasions I consulted him.

A. Firstly it was listed not as English but as Portuguese and Italian, and leads to English impresario, one who undertakes, presumably, to make an impression?

B. On the second occasion I asked, it was an English word, used since 1588, and a bit like the impression left by the king's signet ring on a wax seal - showing emblems or mottoes.

Situation becomes more clouded if it's spelled empresa, a business, which can come from the Italian meaning of impresa, an undertaking!

So I'm much confused, but certainly not going to lose any sleep over it!
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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 11 Feb 2019, 18:27

The general understanding is that it is a device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like. It can be spelt impresa or impreza.

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