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#15629 - 01/14/01 02:20 PM "Shaconian" - yagoddabekiddin me!
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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There's really a word specifically to describe people who think Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays, other than loopy, I mean? Who coins these things? 'Fess up tsuwm, it's you, ain't it?


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#15630 - 01/14/01 04:49 PM Re: "Shaconian" - yagoddabekiddin me!
wow Offline
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Dear Max,
I suggest Bacon Spears
chuckle chuckle
wow


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#15631 - 01/14/01 04:54 PM Re: "Shaconian" - yagoddabekiddin me!
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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wow, do you get tsuwm's wwftd? Today's was "shaconian", and my first reaction was that tsuwm was just having a bit of fun.


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#15632 - 01/14/01 05:18 PM Re: "Shaconian" - yagoddabekiddin me!
Marty Offline
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>...and my first reaction was that tsuwm was just having a bit of fun.

Wot?? Our tsuwm? I've always thought he was a straight-down-the line wysiwyg sort of guy.



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#15633 - 01/14/01 06:06 PM Re: "Shaconian" - yagoddabekiddin me!
jmh Offline
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Oh yes, only a couple of days ago was I was only looking in the Grandiloquent Dictionary for an insult or two and spotted it there, next to sgriob (a word I often slip into conversation).

sgiomlaireached - The habit of dropping in at mealtimes
sgriob - The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whiskey
shaconian - A person who believes Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare's works

http://www.islandnet.com/~egbird/dict/s.htm
Mind you, this is the only reference to be spat out by Google (and even for really obscure things there are usually at least a few more) someone out there could be extracting the Michael!


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#15634 - 01/14/01 06:09 PM Re: "Shaconian" - fuhgeddaboutit!
AnnaStrophic Offline
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A quick google shows one other source:
http://srd.yahoo.com/goo/shaconian/1/*http://www.islandnet.com/~egbird/dict/s.htm

Oops... looks like that was the same source. Apologies (no, I'm not trying to hasten my rise to "old hand")


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#15635 - 01/15/01 02:29 AM Re: "Shaconian" - fuhgeddaboutit!
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Who cares? It's the funniest "dictionary" I've seen. I've added it to my favourites and will definitely consult it frequently ...

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#15636 - 01/15/01 09:45 AM Re: "Shaconian" - yagoddabekiddin me!
wow Offline
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wow, do you get tsuwm's wwftd? Today's was "shaconian", and my first reaction was that tsuwm was just having a bit of fun.

Is there a markup for banging head on desk? I had a dyslexic moment I thrink? Dam ! There I go again. Shux !
The GSP (Great Spell Checker) wants dyslexic to be dyspeptic ... I guess that works, too.
wow


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#15637 - 01/15/01 11:48 AM Re: "Shaconian" - yagoddabekiddin me!
tsuwm Offline
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yes... or at least the usual gang of weird resources believes there is: C.H. Elster's "There's a Word for It", Mrs. Byrne, and the aforementioned Grandiloquent Dictionary all have it -- I suspect the ultimate 'current' source is Mrs. B, but heaven only knows from where she culled it (her Bibliography is tres extensive).


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#15638 - 01/16/01 12:23 PM Re: "Shaconian" - yagoddabekiddin me!
TEd Remington Offline
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>Bacon Spears

Was Brittanica Spears' ponderous elder brother.

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