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gpax commented on the word telescope
Never knew that it have so many meanings! Especially to crush or compress - now I can use telescope in conversations and really confuse people....
May 20, 2008
gpax commented on the word basiate
Pronunciation - bey-see-eyt
from the Dictionary.com website
May 10, 2008
gpax commented on the word xenoc
"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...
gpax commented on the user sarahlane
Thanks for the guide here via popSiren Sarah - glad to have you as part of my extelligence...
gpax commented on the user gangerh
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
gpax commented on the word extelligence
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
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gangerh commented on the user gpax
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?
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