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#14667 - 01/05/01 10:20 AM A neologism
Alex Williams Offline
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Here's a word that I coined. When you're attracted to somebody, but he or she "doesn't even know you're alive" as they say, then that person is "abiognostic," from the Greek prefix "a-" without, "bio-" life and "gnosis" knowledge. Everyday folks in love with Selma Hayek or Brad Pitt, for example, may find this word useful.


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#14668 - 01/05/01 11:08 AM Re: A neologism
belMarduk Offline
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Welcome on Board Alex.

Can you transcribe this phonetically please. I can't get around it.



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#14669 - 01/05/01 05:09 PM Re: A neologism
Father Steve Offline
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This term could easily be confused with one that describes my children: ambignostic. That is to say, they know something when they want to and don't know it when they don't.




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#14670 - 01/05/01 10:39 PM Re: A neologism
Avy Offline
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>Can you transcribe this phonetically please. I can't get around it.

Maybe the "g" will be silent?


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#14671 - 01/06/01 12:34 AM Re: A neologism
Solamente, Doug. Offline
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<Everyday folks in love with Selma Hayek or Brad Pitt, for example, may find this word useful.>

Funny Alex, you've described a group of people a buddy of mine coined a name for a few years back, pneumacephalics!


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#14672 - 01/06/01 01:25 PM Pneumacephalics
Father Steve Offline
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Doug has offered us the most wonderful of neologisms -- and one which I will add to my personal lexicon immediately. This seems the most excellent way of insulting someone without appearing to be insulting. Delicious. Funny. Good stuff.


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#14673 - 01/06/01 02:01 PM Re: A neologism
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Pneumacephalics is great - and opens the door to the latinisation of a whole raft of similar "head" statements/insults. I have a number of people in my little black book who I will find a reason to call faececephalics at the first opportunity.

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#14674 - 01/06/01 03:07 PM Re: Pneumacephalics
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Steve offered the following paternal praise: Doug has offered us the most wonderful of neologisms -- and one which I will add to my personal lexicon immediately. This seems the most excellent way of insulting someone without appearing to be insulting. Delicious. Funny. Good stuff.

Amen! I had to look at it twice the first time I saw it, then burst out laughing. The great thing is that, by definition, a pneumacephalic won't get upset when you describe him as such.


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#14675 - 01/06/01 03:21 PM Re: A neologism
Jackie Offline

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faececephalics
C.K.--I am utterly shocked at you!
(Snigger, snigger.) Clever, sir!

And, welcome, Alex. My first guess at pronunciation of
"abiognostic" would be ay (like in say)--biog--(with the g,
to sound like biography)--nostic. Ay--biog--nostic.


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#14676 - 01/06/01 03:35 PM Re: A neologism
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Jackie teased:faececephalics
C.K.--I am utterly shocked at you!
(Snigger, snigger.) Clever, sir!


Shocked? Pourquoi? Haven't you just returned from a city full of both pneumacephalics and faececephalics?



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