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#195042 - 12/15/10 07:03 PM Knot Nerd
Old Tone Offline
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Is there a word for someone who is interested and knowledgeable about tying knots?
My daughter suggests Knot Nerd but that seems somewhat perjorative!
However her inlaws are Greek. Perhaps if I found the Greek for knot and put ist on the end it would be correct.

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#195048 - 12/15/10 09:02 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Old Tone]
Jackie Offline

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Welcome, OT! Well--I looked up the origin of knot, thinking you might be able to add ...phile onto the end of a root and get something at least semi-meaningful, but here's what I found at Dictionary.com:
Origin:
bef. 1000; (n.) ME knot ( te ), OE cnotta; c. D knot, G knoten to knit; (v.) ME, deriv. of the n.


None of the synonyms for knot jumped out at me as good candidates, either. Knot nerd sounds fine to me!

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#195049 - 12/15/10 09:09 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Old Tone]
zmjezhd Offline
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One Greek word for 'knot' is στραγγαλις (strangalis, strangalidos), but the Latin word for knot is nodus. So, I guess a strangalidophile or strangalidolog(ue) might do.
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#195051 - 12/15/10 09:14 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: zmjezhd]
Jackie Offline

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strangalidophile Eek--sounds like a murderer! eek

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#195053 - 12/15/10 10:11 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Old Tone]
Candy Offline
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I'm thinking.....boyscout.

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#195069 - 12/16/10 07:32 AM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Candy]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Originally Posted By: Candy
I'm thinking.....boyscout.


now keep it clean, blue eyes!

; )
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#195075 - 12/16/10 10:36 AM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
tsuwm Offline
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a Gordian is "one skilled in tying intricate knots", according to the OED, and a knotter is simply "one who knots or ties knots".

but I know, not exactly what you're looking for..

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#195076 - 12/16/10 10:39 AM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
tsuwm Offline
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
Originally Posted By: Candy
I'm thinking.....boyscout.


now keep it clean, blue eyes!

; )


I'm not surprised you avoided saying, "now don't be naughty!"

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#195081 - 12/16/10 11:12 AM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Old Tone]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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heh
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#195089 - 12/16/10 03:48 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
olly Offline
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Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
I see Knotology has been pilfered by the paper folders whistle

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