inviolateandimmobile has looked up 0 words, created 9 lists, listed 122 words, written 4 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 0 words.

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  • I think a huge part of my soul just died.

    (But while I'm here, how about 'fith' (for fifth) and 'probly'?)

    February 5, 2007

  • Well, both Yiddish and German are listed as sources of the word, and Yiddish is Germanic and originated in the Rhineland, so it's more than likely that one borrowed it from the other. I just haven't studied Yiddish, so I'm more inclined to relate the word to German.

    January 17, 2007

  • According to the OED, both spellings are acceptable; however, the date of the first use in English is listed as 1922 in Joyce's Ulysses, and it is spelt with two p's. Of course, if one is using it as a noun, the date of the first use is 1964 in The Economist and is spelt with only one p. In the end, it is obviously a matter of preference, and personally, I prefer two p's because that seems to me to be the root of the German verb schleppen. Also, as Kaichi noted: it feels more labourious that way. *grins*

    January 17, 2007

  • *nods graciously* Oh, do feel very free. ^_^

    January 14, 2007

  • Oh, it is I indeed! *awards you stalker badge with pomp* (I find that terribly amusing, really. But who else could it be indeed? Oh but aren't obsessions marvellous?)

    Really, how very cruel of you! I daresay you needn't defenestrate me to prove your vocabularic eminence (as I may well have proven by my use of a non-existent word, haha!).

    January 14, 2007

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  • HAHAHAHA. It's you. And I can get my stalker badge now. (I swear to you, as soon as I saw 'words gone wilde' in the new wordlists box, I was absolutely certain you were here. Who else would it have been?)

    Now I will demonstrate my large vocabulary and ceremoniously defenestrate you.

    January 12, 2007