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by anaphylactoid
Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: They Have a Word for It, by Howard Rheingold
Replies: 8
Views: 7240

They Have a Word for It, by Howard Rheingold

I recently recieved a similar book from a friend. "The Meaning of Tingo" by Adam Jacot de Boinod. I think it focuses more on amusing examples though. For example: tingo (Pascuense): to take all the objects one desires from the house of a friend, one at a time, by borrowing them. bakku-shan (Japanese...
by anaphylactoid
Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gelid immolation
Replies: 54
Views: 10526

gelid immolation

I appreciate the responses. Seems I'll have to rethink the word's effect. While we're on dictionary definitions... Immolated is either sacrificed or destroyed by burning. Do you want people to think the eyes are dead, black and ashy or were you trying for burning? And indeed, it seems that my use of...
by anaphylactoid
Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gelid immolation
Replies: 54
Views: 10526

gelid immolation

I recently used my thesaurus to replace the word cold in a piece of creative writing, and came up with gelid. Now, the difficulty with using a word I've never seen in context is that I'm wholly unaware of whatever connotations it might carry. Or for that matter, if it's considered a near dead word a...