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Post by Given » Fri May 12, 2006 11:43 am

i was looking up the word dictorial and coildnt find it.is it actually a word??
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Post by tony h » Fri May 12, 2006 1:24 pm

I assume you mean "dictatorial", or were you asking is "dictorial" a word as well
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Post by tony h » Fri May 12, 2006 1:28 pm

PS. I missed the opportunity to say "it" is actually a word - tee hee!
PPS. To avoid the wrath of GOMs like me try and use the shift key you will get a capital result
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Post by Shelley » Fri May 12, 2006 1:43 pm

No, Given, "dictorial" is not a word: the fact that you couldn't find it in a dictionary search would have been a clue. If I'm looking for a word and can't find it right away, I try variations on my spelling -- adding and/or deleting letters -- the word I'm looking for usually turns up, with its correct spelling and definition.
You may be thinking of dictatorial, which is an adjective defining someone who is bossy, or (mis)uses power to force others to his or her will.
(Here at Wordwizard, someone is bound to come along to tell us that I'm a total nincompoop, and "dictorial" is indeed a word and furthermore will provide several cases of its use from time immemorial.)
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Mon May 22, 2006 4:29 pm

Shelley, guess what ........ no just joking but our friend, given, may also have been looking for doctorial meaning "Of or relating to a doctor or doctorate." .. or maybe dichorial meaning "Having two chorions, as the placenta of dizygotic twins." .. who knows ?? ..

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Post by russcable » Mon May 22, 2006 5:22 pm

dictorial colon relating to an artifical manner of speech comma especially when giving dictation full stop open paren see dictaphone close paren yours truly et cetera et cetera
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Post by Shelley » Mon May 22, 2006 5:54 pm

Dictorial Colon sounds like something I'd want to avoid.
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Post by Ed P » Mon May 29, 2006 4:34 pm

Please forgive me, but dictorial sounds like something used to describe the member(in many senses) for Henley Boris J?

google henley boris for overload
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