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RTaylor commented on the word retconned
From wikipedia: "Retroactive continuity is the deliberate changing of previously established facts in a work of serial fiction.1 The change is informally referred to as a "retcon", and producing a retcon is called "retconning". Retconning may be carried out for a variety of reasons, such as to accommodate sequels or further derivative works in the same series, to reintroduce popular characters, to make a reboot of an old series more relevant to modern audiences, or to simplify an excessively complex continuity structure."
October 2, 2009
RTaylor commented on the word autotomised
Here is the sentence I found the word in: "A very large adult individual. It has shed (autotomised) most of the cerata which is why you can see more of the back than usual. These cerata are just starting to regrow, and they appear as small brown pointed ‘tentacles’."
September 29, 2009
RTaylor commented on the word buttonology
buttonology refers to the 'where to click' aspect of learning a software program
September 15, 2009
RTaylor commented on the word fangorious
From Urban dictionary:
A Strong Bad-ism that is mostly contextual. Can mean vicious or agressive. Also can mean toothsome.
1. My mother fangoriously grounded me for smoking.
2. His girlfriend is rather fangorious-she gives him love bites a lot.
an adjective denoting something positive. it normally means a little odd or twisted in some manner.
Today was fangorious. I saw a hobo chase down and punch a man that rudely refused to give him some change. "
August 18, 2009
RTaylor commented on the word Nomogram
From wikipedia: A nomogram, nomograph, or abac is a graphical calculating device, a two-dimensional diagram designed to allow the approximate graphical computation of a function: it uses a coordinate system other than Cartesian coordinates.
I came here looking for a definition, so can't share my own understanding of the word:)
June 19, 2009
RTaylor commented on the word spelunking
June 11, 2009
RTaylor commented on the word striated
Striated is stripey or layered.
RTaylor commented on the word kermode
a kermode is a white black bear found on the northwestern coast of North America. It is genetically a black bear, but a recessive gene makes about 10% of the local black bear population white or cream coloured.
RTaylor commented on the word animeeple
animeeple: a small wooden animal token used in board games (see meeple for the word's origins)
RTaylor commented on the word meeple
Meeple is a board game term for the little wooden people figures in games- from 'my people'. For lots of info on this great word, check out boardgamegeek.com
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