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BS: Words you thought you had made up

EBarnacle 07 Jan 16 - 12:20 AM
Ed T 07 Jan 16 - 05:59 AM
EBarnacle 07 Jan 16 - 09:36 AM
Dave the Gnome 07 Jan 16 - 10:44 AM
EBarnacle 07 Jan 16 - 11:15 AM
Donuel 07 Jan 16 - 03:31 PM
Gallus Moll 07 Jan 16 - 03:39 PM
BobL 08 Jan 16 - 05:29 AM
Jack Campin 08 Jan 16 - 06:07 AM
Joe Offer 08 Jan 16 - 06:19 AM
Mr Red 08 Jan 16 - 06:54 AM
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Steve Shaw 08 Jan 16 - 07:10 AM
Bugsy 08 Jan 16 - 07:16 AM
Dave the Gnome 08 Jan 16 - 07:48 AM
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EBarnacle 08 Jan 16 - 10:47 AM
Paul Burke 08 Jan 16 - 06:26 PM
EBarnacle 08 Jan 16 - 09:42 PM
Mike in Brunswick 08 Jan 16 - 11:37 PM
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Subject: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: EBarnacle
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 12:20 AM

I was reading Shakespeare's Will by James Shapiro and discovered that the word "juniority" dates back at least to the time James II of England.

Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Ed T
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 05:59 AM

Tricker-snout
A realy sneeky or shady man


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: EBarnacle
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 09:36 AM

Interesting, Ed. Where or when did it originate?

By the way, the title of Shapiro's book should have been "Contested Will" about the various arguments over whether or not Shakespeare wrote his plays or was the pseudonym for Bacon or deVere or others.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 10:44 AM

I thought I had made up the word 'copyright' but when I went to copyright it...

OK. I'll leave.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: EBarnacle
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 11:15 AM

Now, if you had said "Copyleft . . ."


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Donuel
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 03:31 PM

I made up the word blipsnort and googled it. To my surprise it exists in a two word form and one use on mudcat. I made a comment and the thread showed up here.

There are certainly sentences you can make up but imaginary words are a tough discovery.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 03:39 PM

Dear E Barnacle,
I am no historian, but re James II of England- - was he not also of Ireland? And far more importantly, was he not James VII of Scotland, whence the Stuarts originated?

To ensure that the Union of the Crowns is maintained as an equal state- - James II and VII should be used I believe- - -

NB Elizabeth II is incorrect - she is Elizabeth I of the United Kingdom.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: BobL
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 05:29 AM

Technically, HM is Elizabeth II of only part of the UK. However the arangement is that the highest applicable ordinal number is used. So our next King James, should we have one, will be James VIII.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 06:07 AM

I was writing a fantasy novel where a magician turned people into seagulls. But it only worked with some people. So I needed a word to describe the ones he could do it to. But it was already in the dictionary.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 06:19 AM

Two things:
    Well, our friend Charlie's been a-riding on the subway
    For a mighty, mighty long time
    When his wife went down to the Scollay Square Station,
    Why didn't she just hand him a dime?

There's that, and then I used to say "for-get you!" as my ultimate form of dismissal of somebody who wasn't making sense. My fellow camp counselor Joe McCarthy (descendant of Tailgunner Joe) worked for Teddy Kennedy as an intern, and Teddy heard Joe use my phrase. Teddy liked it, and asked Joe where he got it. If Teddy had started using the phrase, I might have been famous.

And my mother had one: "Don't nervous the driver." She'd say that in the station wagon when her five kids were getting hyperactive.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 06:54 AM

I used the word "examplary" in a book, thinking it to be cute.

But it turns out that "exemplary" is a modern corruption of "examplary" a good example of... . Oh well - cellervee - Oh did I just invent a word?


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 07:05 AM

Just thought:
When I was writing the book "The Creative Wordsmith's Toolkit" I got my cousin to proofread it. He commented that he & his mates, while writing songs, used one group of wheezes and amalgamated it into a concept that required a word.

The concept was grabbing the idea with recording devices : paper/pencil, pocket memo, your own answer phone, computer, smart phone.

I called it WRIT (Write, Record, Immediately Thereafter". They then referred to any such device as a "writter". Sort works on a "don't rely on your memory, get it documented" sort of level.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 07:10 AM

I thought I'd invented "deteriate", "seckertry", "Febry" and "pryminister", but then I listened to a Beeb news bulletin...


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Bugsy
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 07:16 AM

Jack Campin, what about Seagullifyles or Seagulluterals?

Just a thought.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 07:48 AM

Seagullibles?


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 09:07 AM

In 1996 (when I kept a journal) I thought I'd made up the word zotzed, meaning to me exhausted to the point of unconsciousness. As in I am so zotzed I don't remember any of the drive home from work.

I just discovered an entry in Oxford reference

zotzed adj. (also zoosed) [fig. use of zotz v.] (US)

drunk, intoxicated by drugs.

1992 Eble Campus Sl. Apr. 10: zoosed – very drunk. 1992 R. Price Clockers 124: 'She's totally fucking zotzed' […] The woman rolled on her side and fell asleep.

Well that's just blastid pants (germ underwear).


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: EBarnacle
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 10:47 AM

There was a newspaper comic strip that my father used to refer to in which one of the central characters used to frequently exclaim "zotz." It appeared sometime in the '20's or '30's.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Paul Burke
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 06:26 PM

Jack Campin on the ball as usual.

It's not WORDS you think you've made up; it's TUNES. I must have composed a quasifibity of jigs, reels, airs and hornpipes that I've played proudly at some session, only to be told, "That's a setting of the Rakes of Geneva" or some such.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: EBarnacle
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 09:42 PM

I also seem to recall the aardvark in the strip BC going "zot!" when he zapped an ant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: Mike in Brunswick
Date: 08 Jan 16 - 11:37 PM

I coined the word "innumerate", or so I thought, in the late 1960's. It's the mathematical equivalent of "illiterate". According to Merriam-
Webster.com,its first known use was in 1959.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: GUEST,BTFSPLK (ↄ) 
Date: 09 Jan 16 - 12:43 AM

https://www.gnu.org/copyleft/copyleft.html 


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: EBarnacle
Date: 09 Jan 16 - 10:12 PM

But when did it originate?


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Subject: RE: BS: Words you thought you had made up
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 16 - 10:27 PM

http://sociologyindex.com/copyleft_all_wrongs_reserved.htm


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