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  • #41709
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Coparcenary: The state of an inheritance or title being held simultaneously by more than one individual.

    #41710
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    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
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    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
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Psychometry: The mythical ability to recount an object’s history while touching it.

    #41714
    AvatarJeff 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
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    (Isn’t addressing Dawn’s alleged style of blurting things out in this manner blurting something out…?)

    #41730
    AvatarAwkward Potato
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    Idiot box: a slang term for television.

    #41731
    AvatarJeff Ross
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    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
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    I was wondering how Dawn came into things. Thank you for the clarification.

    #41737
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    That does indeed clarify things.

    #41759
    AvatarJeff Ross
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    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.

    #41897
    AvatarJeff Ross
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    #41909
    AvatarJeff Ross
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    #41964
    AvatarTongle
    Participant

    Pickle

    #42048
    AvatarJeff 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
    AvatarMilk Monster
    Participant

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

    #42302
    AvatarJeff Ross
    Participant

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

    #42379
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    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
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    I had never thought about that before, it really does sound like that.

    #42397
    AvatarTongle
    Participant

    Picklechip: pickle chip

    #42398
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    Sounds Deschmicious

    #42437
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Cappadocia: It’s a place. I don’t know why, it’s just been in my head recently.

    #42438
    AvatarAwkward Potato
    Guest

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

    #42439
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    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
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    I think it’s mostly just fun to say.

    #42463
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    That will be the name of my firstborn child…

    #42464
    AvatarAwkward Potato
    Guest

    “Dear Cappadocia, what to say to you…”

    #42491
    AvatarJeff Ross
    Participant

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

    #42498
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Cynosure: An archaic name for Polaris, now used to mean ‘central focus’ or ‘guiding principle’.

    #42540
    AvatarJeff 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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