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#168885 - 06/25/07 07:21 PM washing the first pig of the summer
Alex Williams Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
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I hope this word is obscure enough for all the old hands, pooh-bahs, veterans and strangers out there. (I've already forgotten its definition myself.) "Dariole" is your word. Please send your fake definitions to me via PM within seven days, preferably with the word in question in the subject line.

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#168888 - 06/25/07 07:44 PM Re: washing the first pig of the summer [Re: Alex Williams]
Faldage Offline
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Works for me.

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#168889 - 06/25/07 08:20 PM Re: washing the first pig of the summer [Re: Faldage]
olly Offline
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Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Lovely. Count me in.

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#168890 - 06/25/07 10:54 PM Re: washing the first pig of the summer [Re: olly]
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I've done my bit to promote this.
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#168892 - 06/26/07 05:58 AM Re: washing the first pig of the summer [Re: hogmaster]
themilum Offline
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Originally Posted By: hogmaster
I've done my bit to promote this.

Likewise, I'm sure,Hogmaster.

We can only hope that the subscribers to Worthless Word are not tricksters who try to doubletalk thier way into a cheap win.

Personally I don't care. I know the word. I used it just this morning in conversation with a representive from Tyson Chickens. However (and this is a big However) I never try to capitalize by using cheap tricks, and I never capitalize the word "dariole" when I use it in casual conversation.

Howaboutit, Hogmaster Alex Williams, did you err when you capitalized the Hogwash word "Dariole" or was it just a cheap trick?


Edited by themilum (06/26/07 06:09 AM)

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#168893 - 06/26/07 06:36 AM Re: washing the first pig of the summer [Re: themilum]
Faldage Offline
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Thank you so much, Milo. I'm so glad we have your expert usage advice to guide us. I hadn't, and I'm sure many others here hadn't realized that capitalizing the first word in a sentence was a cheap trick. You should write a style manual. You'd blow Eats, Roots and Leaves sales out of the water.

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#168894 - 06/26/07 06:39 AM hawgwarsh [Re: themilum]
Alex Williams Offline
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Originally Posted By: themilum
Howaboutit, Hogmaster Alex Williams, did you err when you capitalized the Hogwash word "Dariole" or was it just a cheap trick?


Did someone say cheap trick? I'm horrified at the thought. In color and in black and white, the first word of a sentence should be capitalized, as your hogword was in my previous post. I cannot be responsible for any ambiguity that this may create on the nature of our word.

I know what you're thinking. Is it a proper noun or a common noun? (Is it a noun at all?) Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as it came from the OED, the most powerful dictionary in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

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#168899 - 06/26/07 10:37 AM Re: hawgwarsh [Re: Alex Williams]
tsuwm Offline
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Loc: this too shall pass
and, while we're busy castigating themilum, leave us not forget that hogmaster® itself is (by definition) an Improper Noun and should NEVER, EVER be capitalized. even at the front.

-joe (no Balderdash!) friday

p.s. - I'm thinking theme week here.

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#168901 - 06/26/07 10:55 AM Re: hawgwarsh [Re: tsuwm]
Jackie Offline

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Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
hogmasteR?

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#168902 - 06/26/07 11:02 AM Re: hawgwarsh [Re: Jackie]
hogmaster Offline
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Posts: 108
you rang?!
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