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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 25 Mar 2019, 11:36

If we keep this up, we'll be the most literate forum on the Internet.

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Re: My new word

Post by godfather » 25 Mar 2019, 15:13

Too right, aren't we already?
This is a fascinating thread and really working the brain to it's limit.
So much so, that I will shortly have to take a

nappoccino


Yep, I only just learned how to do it!

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Re: My new word

Post by lynny » 25 Mar 2019, 16:35

D'you want chocolate sprinkles on that GF? :icon_biggrin:

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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 26 Mar 2019, 07:37

" It works because it takes about 20 minutes for caffeine to hit the bloodstream (assuming you're taking your caffeine in a beverage and not a suppository.) So you get all the benefits of napping, followed by a sustained caffeinated jolt."
Interesting!
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Re: My new word

Post by mavisbramston » 31 Mar 2019, 20:14

Some wonderful words

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Re: My new word

Post by godfather » 31 Mar 2019, 20:26

.... and some suppository reactions!

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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 31 Mar 2019, 21:59

:lol:

Another. I had heard of bibliophile, a lover of books, but not bibliopole. I think it might be a bit out of date, but interesting to guess at!
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Re: My new word

Post by mavisbramston » 01 Apr 2019, 07:45

polyglot

adjective | PAH-lee-glaht

Definition

1
a :
speaking or writing several languages : multilingual

b :
composed of numerous linguistic groups

2 :
containing matter in several languages

3 :
composed of elements from different languages

4 :
widely diverse (as in ethnic or cultural origins)

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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 07 Apr 2019, 05:06

Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters which one knows nothing about; the word first appeared as an insult in an 1819 letter by essayist William Hazlitt.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 07 Apr 2019, 08:38

How did that evolve, I wonder?
Crepidarian is a very rare adjective meaning “pertaining to a shoemaker”.
Ah! Now I see
The term draws from a famous comment purportedly made by Apelles, a famous Greek artist, to a shoemaker who presumed to criticise his painting.[3] The Latin phrase "Sutor, ne ultra crepidam", as set down by Pliny and later altered by other Latin writers to "Ne ultra crepidam judicaret", can be taken to mean that a shoemaker ought not to judge beyond his own soles. That is to say, critics should only comment on things they know something about.
In many languages "A cobbler should stick to his last."
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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 07 Apr 2019, 09:28

:good_one

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Re: My new word

Post by mavisbramston » 10 Apr 2019, 10:35

This is one I have NEVER heard

opusculum

noun | oh-PUSK-yuh-lum

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a minor work (as of literature) — usually used in plural

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Post by lynny » 10 Apr 2019, 12:16

I've never heard it before mavis so of course I had to google it and I found this.....

"For most of us, opusculum means nothing, which disgusted the late Anthony Burgess. In one of his diatribes in old age lamenting the decline of education he challenged guests at his dinner table with idiolect, palinlogue, desquamation, lesbic, autophagous, monophthongal, autocephalous, inesculent, allomorph, strabismus ... and opusculum."

I bet that was a dinner to remember. Pass the Rennies!
It made me laugh anyway!
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The only word I could guess at is monophthongal which must be something to do with that one lost thong you always find at the beach.

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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 10 Apr 2019, 13:12

=D=

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Re: My new word

Post by mavisbramston » 10 Apr 2019, 16:18

:happy-sunshine: :lol:

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