Coparcenary: The state of an inheritance or title being held simultaneously by more than one individual.
Astragals: A little used alternative to the word dice.
Astragalomancy & Astralgyromancy: The practice of divining the future based on the roll of a dice.
Those last two may be questionable practices, but they’re unnaccountably accurate when the future you’re trying to divine is how many spaces you’ll get to move on your next turn in a board game.
Psychometry: The mythical ability to recount an object’s history while touching it.
After reading these four posts from Manalive, I have this strange suspicion that he was playing a board game with Dawn and wanted to articulate it in an extremely subtle fashion. (This would be an effort to contrast with Dawn’s style of simply blurting things out.)
(Isn’t addressing Dawn’s alleged style of blurting things out in this manner blurting something out…?)
Idiot box: a slang term for television.
I realize that I made a blunder with my suspicion: “Coparcenary” is not the same as “Polyonymous”. “Coparcenary” is multiple people with the same title, whereas “Polyonymous” is one person with multiple titles.
This brings me to my recently discovered word: Solecism. This noun means:
1 : an ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence; also : a minor blunder in speech
2 : something deviating from the proper, normal, or accepted order
3 : a breach of etiquette or decorum
This word’s origin is a city in modern day Turkey called “Soli”, where the people there became known for their improper grammar and word usage of their native Greek language. The city was destroyed in the first century B.C. and rebuilt by Pompey the Great and renamed “Pompeiopolis”. The city no longer exists today, but there are other people in a city of a different name living in about the exact same spot. Fun fact: That wasn’t the only city called “Pompeiopolis” during the early centuries A.D.
I was wondering how Dawn came into things. Thank you for the clarification.
That does indeed clarify things.
Squalid: Basically, it’s “dirty, gross, and disgusting”, but it has a repulsiveness about it that can be applied to someone who does not show proper moral behavior in a circumstance. Sometimes when referring to things, it implies that the sordid condition is due to poverty.
Here’s a classic from Manalive:https://auxcableshow.com/community/topic/breaking-4/page/21/#post-19314
Here’s another classic from Manalive:https://auxcableshow.com/community/topic/thatmomentwhen-2/page/6/#post-12950
You only recently discovered that word, Tongle, or you only recently discovered that there is more to its definition than you originally thought?
milk isn’t the most recently discovered word I am afraid
Fear not…and censor m*** on the Not-Forum.
Apothem: a line from the center of a regular polygon to the midpoint of one of its sides, sounds strikingly similar to the name of a certain marsupial when pronounced with a lisp.
I had never thought about that before, it really does sound like that.
Picklechip: pickle chip
Cappadocia: It’s a place. I don’t know why, it’s just been in my head recently.
Are you planning to travel there or are you just hungry for Turkey?
Proparoxytone: A word in which the stress is placed on the third from last syllable. I’m not even joking. It’s a thing.
I think it’s mostly just fun to say.
That will be the name of my firstborn child…
“Dear Cappadocia, what to say to you…”
Equanimous: calm and composed, which is totally how we F.A.C.E.s handled the website being down for awhile…
Cynosure: An archaic name for Polaris, now used to mean ‘central focus’ or ‘guiding principle’.
Repartee: a quick and witty reply, or a conversation marked by such replies. Ryan and Matthew often engage in repartee on the Aux Cable podcast.