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  • Sooooooooooo, now we're luuuuring puir wee kiddies into pubs arrrrrre weeeeee?

    THIS. IS. SHEER. PERFECTION.

    And that's all I have to say 'bout that.

    February 28, 2009

  • bilby *snort*

    February 28, 2009

  • And on the page of a madeupical word, at that. :-)

    February 27, 2009

  • Maybe we have found our mission. Move over Gideons.

    February 27, 2009

  • "slightly older kiddy-esque creatures"

    Like me? *smiles innocently* Stop luring me into pubs, Wordies! You are corrupting meeeeee!!

    I'm fairly sure the pub down the street from my Mum's house (in my hometown) would have a dictionary. Because the publican is one of those who would be likely to whip out Latin words to impress others.

    February 27, 2009

  • Heh, but how many wee ones are actually on Wordie particularly?

    Then again, if I'd found this site when I was eight, I'm sure I'd have been totally enthused with it then as much as now. A geek is me, was me, and always will be. ^^;

    Edit: And... I think you might likely be speaking of slightly older kiddy-esque creatures. I'm rather bad at picking up on some of these things sometimes. Especially since I don't expect to see an eight-year-old in a pub generally. xD

    February 27, 2009

  • Sooooooooooo, now we're luuuuring puir wee kiddies into pubs arrrrrre weeeeee?

    February 27, 2009

  • I've frequented more than one pub with a battered old collins or kids' illustrated tucked away among the pulp novels and imperial memoirs, but a SOED, qroqqa? That's swoon-inducing.

    February 27, 2009

  • Well, that's it, then. No more pubs for me unless they have a resident dictionary. I had no idea that was a requirement for a respectable pub.

    February 26, 2009

  • Sign of a good pub. The Victoria round the corner has the Shorter Oxford, which even I consider supererogatory, but splendid.

    February 26, 2009

  • qroqqa, that was a lovely piece of prose.

    p.s. they have dictionaries in pubs?

    February 26, 2009

  • and to have meanings of parts correctly explained, while we're at it

    Ahem... I will add some etymologies on my list... pardon

    February 26, 2009

  • finiqqy qroqqa.
    ┬┐But shouldn't that be "finiququy qroquaqua"?

    February 26, 2009

  • Antefluence is fine. I'm just finicky: I don't mind people madeupicking them, but if they appear to be Latin or Greek I like to see them properly done (and to have meanings of parts correctly explained, while we're at it); and I'm thinking of the puir wee kiddies who might take it for some venerable, battered word handed down from dictionary to dictionary and think it will impress others at the bar to bring it out in casual conversation, only to find their triumph ruined when some even more boring person challenges it and demands the pub dictionary.

    February 26, 2009

  • So... then how ought the word be constructed from Latin bases? Just "antefluence"? Or does "ante-" not work there for some reason which eludes me?

    And yes, it is indeed made-up.

    February 26, 2009

  • Made-up word, and ill-made. The verb stem "flow" is flu-, which gives (1) the noun flux- "flow" and (2) the participle fluent- "flowing" (-ent-, not -ant-, because flu- is second declension). (2) does not come from (1). From the participle ending -ent- comes the Latin abstract noun ending -entia. This, in French, not Latin, became -ence (as in influence etc.).

    February 25, 2009

  • -noun
    Premature ejaculation.
    (Latin ance "state of" + flux "flowing" + ante "before")
    (edit)I made it up. =P

    February 25, 2009