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  • #41709 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    Coparcenary: The state of an inheritance or title being held simultaneously by more than one individual.

    #41710 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    Astragals: A little used alternative to the word dice.
    Astragalomancy & Astralgyromancy: The practice of divining the future based on the roll of a dice.

    #41711 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    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.

    #41712 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    Psychometry: The mythical ability to recount an object’s history while touching it.

    #41714 Reply

    Jeff Ross
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    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.)

    #41726 Reply

    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    (Isn’t addressing Dawn’s alleged style of blurting things out in this manner blurting something out…?)

    #41730 Reply

    Awkward Potato

    Idiot box: a slang term for television.

    #41731 Reply

    Jeff Ross
    Participant

    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.

    #41733 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    I was wondering how Dawn came into things. Thank you for the clarification.

    #41737 Reply

    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    That does indeed clarify things.

    #41759 Reply

    Jeff Ross
    Participant

    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.

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    Jeff Ross
    Participant
    #41909 Reply

    Jeff Ross
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    #41964 Reply

    Tongle
    Participant

    Pickle

    #42048 Reply

    Jeff Ross
    Participant

    You only recently discovered that word, Tongle, or you only recently discovered that there is more to its definition than you originally thought?

    #42154 Reply

    Milk Monster
    Participant

    milk isn’t the most recently discovered word I am afraid

    #42302 Reply

    Jeff Ross
    Participant

    Fear not…and censor m*** on the Not-Forum.

    #42379 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    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.

    #42380 Reply

    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    I had never thought about that before, it really does sound like that.

    #42397 Reply

    Tongle
    Participant

    Picklechip: pickle chip

    #42398 Reply

    Masøn M.
    Participant

    Sounds Deschmicious

    #42437 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    Cappadocia: It’s a place. I don’t know why, it’s just been in my head recently.

    #42438 Reply

    Awkward Potato

    Are you planning to travel there or are you just hungry for Turkey?

    #42439 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    Proparoxytone: A word in which the stress is placed on the third from last syllable. I’m not even joking. It’s a thing.

    #42440 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    I think it’s mostly just fun to say.

    #42463 Reply

    Masøn M.
    Participant

    That will be the name of my firstborn child…

    #42464 Reply

    Awkward Potato

    “Dear Cappadocia, what to say to you…”

    #42491 Reply

    Jeff Ross
    Participant

    Equanimous: calm and composed, which is totally how we F.A.C.E.s handled the website being down for awhile…

    #42498 Reply

    Manalive Smith

    Cynosure: An archaic name for Polaris, now used to mean ‘central focus’ or ‘guiding principle’.

    #42540 Reply

    Jeff Ross
    Participant

    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.

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