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#156479 - 03/06/06 08:56 AM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
Person_Man Offline
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Registered: 03/05/06
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But I've often wondered why there's not an adjectival form of celebrity.
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There is: celebrated.







The difference between the adjectival form of a word and an adjective for a word was clear enough for the rest of the posters. I guess I won't pay any attention to one quibbler's facetiae.

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#156480 - 03/06/06 09:02 AM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
maverick Offline
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> The difference between the adjectival form of a word and an adjective for a word was clear enough for the rest of the posters. I guess I won't pay any attention to one quibbler's facetiae.

and the rest of the posters are thus supposed to conclude we're dealing with yet another tedious vituperative little sock-puppet [yawn]

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#156481 - 03/06/06 10:56 AM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
Person_Man Offline
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Registered: 03/05/06
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Here's a lingual reasoning test.

Which of the following two sentences is a better example of vituperativeness?

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1. The difference between the adjectival form of a word and an adjective for a word was clear enough for the rest of the posters. I guess I won't pay any attention to one quibbler's facetiae.




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2. and the rest of the posters are thus supposed to conclude we're dealing with yet another tedious vituperative little sock-puppet [yawn]




Oh, by the way maverick, don't bother to answer this question. You've already failed. But here's your homework:

facetiae: (archaic) humorous or witty sayings.
quibble: (archaic) play on words.

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#156482 - 03/06/06 10:57 AM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
Person_Man Offline
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Registered: 03/05/06
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Damn. Now that's a burn!

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#156483 - 03/06/06 10:59 AM Ouroboros
wofahulicodoc Online   content
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Poysonally, I think "obscurity" is about as close as you're going to find.

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#156484 - 03/06/06 12:01 PM Is a celebrity JUST famous?
Myridon Offline
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Seeing the title of the post, my first thought was infamy, but all the other posters seem to be going for un-famous rather than un-popular or "un-well-liked".

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#156485 - 03/06/06 03:05 PM Eau de Troll
Father Steve Offline
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I smell a troll around here somewhere. Do you smell a troll? I certainly definitely smell a troll.

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#156486 - 03/06/06 03:41 PM Re: Eau de Troll
TEd Remington Offline
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I smell a troll around here somewhere. Do you smell a troll? I certainly definitely smell a troll.




We'll cross that bridge eventually, Fr Steve. I'm sure he's driving a Toyota, though: Troll is in a Cressida.
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#156487 - 03/06/06 03:47 PM Re: Eau de Troll
Person_Man Offline
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Registered: 03/05/06
Posts: 20
Take the lingual reasoning test, then decide.

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#156488 - 03/06/06 04:48 PM Re: Eau de Troll
TEd Remington Offline
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Take the lingual reasoning test, then decide.




If you can't lick 'em, join 'em?
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