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  • Never knew that it have so many meanings! Especially to crush or compress - now I can use telescope in conversations and really confuse people....
    :D

    May 20, 2008

  • Pronunciation - bey-see-eyt
    verb
    Obsolete.
    to kiss.

    from the Dictionary.com website

    May 10, 2008

  • "A xenoc is an extra-terrestrial life form, and can be sentient ... or ... non-sentient".

    As per the Confederation Handwiki. Based on the Night's Dawn Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton (a favourite of mine, obviously).

    Much nicer than "alien" to me - and more precise...

    May 10, 2008

  • Thanks for the guide here via popSiren Sarah - glad to have you as part of my extelligence...

    :D

    May 10, 2008

  • Thanks for the welcome, gangerh!

    I am just poking around and checking out all I can do here - very impressed so far.

    Good to read John's comment (bottom below) on citations - I added extelligence early on and am glad it meets his stringent policies... :P

    :D

    May 10, 2008

  • Thanks for the welcome, gangerh!

    I am just poking around and checking out all I can do here - very impressed so far.

    Good to read John's comment (bottom below) on citations - I added extelligence early on and am glad it meets his stringent policies... :P

    :D

    May 10, 2008

  • We call the brain's internal capabilities Intelligence. It is convenient to
    give a similar name to all of the external influences, cultural or otherwise,
    that affect the evolution of the brain, and with it, the mind. We shall call
    these influences Extelligence. Mind is not just intelligence plus
    extelligence, its inside and outside, so to speak. Instead, mind is a feedback
    loop in which intelligence influences extelligence, extelligence influences
    intelligence, and the combination transcends the capabilities of both.
    Terry Pratchett/Ian Stewart/Jack Cohen - The Science of Discworld

    May 10, 2008

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  • Welcome, GPaX, to the wonder of Wordie.
    You've listed expert as your least favourite word. I was always given to understand that we should be wary of experts. Heard an expert defined as 'ex' is a has-been and a 'spurt' is a drip under pressure!
    PS. Might I be so bold as to recommend schadenfreudgeon as a noble word to list?

    May 10, 2008