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reesetee commented on the word tickleace
Newfoundland nickname for the Black-Legged Kittiwake. A "tickle" is an area of fast-moving water between two islands.
January 12, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word tickleace
Ah! Hence "Tickle Cove"!
Though I had to read this a number of times to get that it's "tickle- ace" and not "tick- leace"--which sounds ... insectal.
Is insectal a word?
sionnach commented on the word tickleace
Wouldn't it be insectuous, as in
"That Discovery Channel documentary on the incestuous, insectuous world of the daddy-long-legs has left poor Porphyria quite traumatized"?
I read it as "tick-leace" too, the first time. And the second and third. But then I found the definition and all was well.
Sure, insectal can be a madeupical word. Who's to stop you? Although insectuous sounds much, much worse.
January 14, 2009
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