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Posted: 27 October 2011 11:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Something like

DIEGOGARCITY
bet you’re gonna see this more often

Never heard of
DIEGOGARCITY?
That’s about to change

edit: typo

[ Edited: 28 October 2011 03:44 AM by Dutchtoo ]
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Posted: 28 October 2011 02:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Or, to continue Dutchtoo’s theme:

Appearing soon:

DIEGOGARCITY

First seen at an etymology site near you - wordorigins.org

A product of harmless drudgery

or an abbreviated version of this

in banner headlines or some such designed by someone more artistic than me.

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Posted: 28 October 2011 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I like both Dutchtoo’s and Eliza’s ideas.

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Posted: 28 October 2011 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Or,

diegogarcity, n.

Etymology: <Diego Garcia , an island+ ITY, suffix>
The faculty of repeatedly hearing a seldom-used word or phrase.

2003 ALDIBORONTI wordorigins.org 23 Aug. no, diegogarcity doesn’t do it

...

(or with a better explanation than mine)

OR JUST

diegogarcity does it at wordorigins.org

OR

harmless drudgery works at wordorigins.org

....

Harmless drudgery (useless, most probably think) is what I’m doing right now ...

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Posted: 29 October 2011 12:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Or like a movie promo:

DIEGOGARCITY
Coming soon
to a dictionary near you

EDIT:

And then you need a tag line of course:

Look it up, or it will find you!

(image emoticon ‘jumping with enthusiasm’ here >)

EDIT 2:

And you could add:

“From the makers of CANOE

(god, I’m on a roll)

[ Edited: 29 October 2011 02:10 AM by Dutchtoo ]
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Posted: 23 May 2018 08:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Cartoon about the frequency illusion.

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/frequency

And also about lant. At first I assumed that lant was a word that the cartoonist had invented, but now I know better. Cursed knowledge.

The OED marks the noun as rare and the verb as obsolete. One of the cites for the verb is from 1674: “Dead drunk with double lanted Ale”.

Ah, the good old days. “Barkeep! You call this ale double lanted? I can hardly taste the piss!”

The wikipedia article mentions the use of lant “to glaze hard pastries” but there’s no supporting citation so I prefer to believe that was never a thing.

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Posted: 25 May 2018 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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The Wikipedia entry informs us that lant was also recommended as a breath-freshener. I quail in imagining what their breath smelt like before if stale urine freshened it.

Dutchtoo. Another old member that is much missed.

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Posted: 25 May 2018 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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From Bald’s Leechbook, an Old English book of medicine. No mention of breath freshener, but you never know:

Wið earena deafe genim hryþeres geallan wiþ gæten hland gemenged, gedrype gewleced on þæt eare.

(For deafness of the ears, take cow’s gall mixed with goat’s urine, drip it lukewarm into the ear.)

Wið hreofle well on hlonde cwicrinde, ellenrinde niþewearde, æscrinde & wad, elmrinde, hemlic, do þonne buteran on & hunig.

(For a skin disease, boil in urine bark of rowan, the netherward part of elder bark, ash bark, and woad, elm bark, hemlock, then add butter and honey.)

Gif sio hreofol sie micel genim hlond, gehæt mid stanum, þweah mid þy hlonde swa hatum þæt hors.

(If the [horse’s] mange is strong, take urine, heat it with stones, wash the horse with the urine so hot.)

Gif mist sie fore eagum, nim cildes hlond & huniges tear, meng tosomne begea emfela, smire mid þa eagan innan.

(If there is a mist before the eyes, take a child’s urine and a drop of honey, mingle together in equal quantities, smear the inside of the eyes with it.)

[ Edited: 25 May 2018 03:05 PM by Dave Wilton ]
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