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#203644 - 12/04/11 12:15 PM INCUNABULUM REVEALED!
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Daffynitions (* = originator of the daffynition: voters names are underneath.)

* Faldage
a) A gland in the brain that secretes an enzyme that promotes long-term memory retention, so called from its resemblance to a rabbit's head with two long protrusions resembling the ears.
Candy

* Wofahulicodoc
b) an avatar
BranShea:

*Candy
c) From L. cunae 'cradle' and bulum, 'instrument'. A classical orchestra formed of child prodigies.
owlbow

*BranShea
d) a mechanical device in a clockwork that maintains the swinging of the pendulum
Faldage: bexter

*Tromboniator
e) A single character in ancient Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, or Persian writing.
Avy

*Rhubarb Commando - the K'rect definition!
f) A book printed during the earliest period of typography (i.e., from the 1450s to 1501).
BuffaloShrdlu: wofahulicodoc: Jackie

* Owlbow
g) A shallow depression in shoreline rock that has been eroded away by wind and wave action.
olly


POINTS SCHEME
2 Points for each vote for your daffynition
3 Points for giving the K’rect definition
VOTING


VOTING

K’rect Definition given by:-

wofahulicodoc; Jackie; BuffaloShrdlu 3 points each and congratulations

Votes for Daffynitions:_
Faldage had one vote = 2 points
wofa had one vote = 2 points
Candy had one vote = 2 points
BranShea had two votes = 4 points – congrts!
Tromboniator had one vote = 2 points
Owlbow had one vote = 2 points


I HEREBY DECLARE THAT
THE WINNER IS WOFA!! with 5 points
(and, if all rights are observed, will run the next Hogwash?)

BranShea came a close second, with 4.

My thanks to all of you who took part
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#203648 - 12/04/11 01:23 PM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Ha! Second place is always best if you want to live quietly. No stormy ovations, privacy violations and no more money than you can handle wisely. After all, like the old incunabula already told us:
"Sic transit gloria etcetera".

Thanks Rhuby!

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#203654 - 12/04/11 02:36 PM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: BranShea]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Loc: Lancaster, UK
Originally Posted By: BranShea

"Sic transit gloria .....".


Is this the motto of an ambulance company?
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#203659 - 12/04/11 10:31 PM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Jackie Offline

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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I will now "reveal" my explanation promised in the other thread (I didn't want to do it prior to the voting): I did not submit a daffynition due to an uncharacteristically busy social life that week. I went to three big gatherings: an extended family get-together, Thanksgiving, and a going-away party.

I voted for during the earliest period of typography because I thought that sounded like it was an incubation time.

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#203671 - 12/05/11 11:08 AM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: Jackie]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Good thinking, Jackie. The etymology (according to my dictionary!) is from Latin for swaddling clothes, or cradle.

There is also another use of incunabulum in English, meaning, "the earliest stage of development of a thing."
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#203681 - 12/05/11 08:53 PM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: Jackie]
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My explanation: I thought e was incorrect because Sumer, Akkadia, Assyria, Babylon and Persia were geographically dispersed (or so I thought I never checked) and they could not have similarity in the script. Also, I *know* that Persian has a script like Urdu and Arabic and I *thought* Sumerian script must be some thing cuneiform like the Mesopotamian script - so no similarity. I liked the daffy because I like scripts. I know... a lot of incorrect thinking and no LingIU - but then you are not supposed to LIU.

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#203684 - 12/05/11 11:14 PM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: Avy]
Jackie Offline

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Avy! You had inside information! Nofe air! wink laugh

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#203689 - 12/05/11 11:44 PM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: Avy]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 816
Loc: Alaska
Avy, I lifted the list right from the definition of cuneiform, which I happened to be looking at when Rhuby posted the word.

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#203690 - 12/06/11 02:05 AM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: Jackie]
Avy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
laugh good one trom!!

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#203746 - 12/09/11 07:28 PM Re: INCUNABULUM REVEALED! [Re: Avy]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
A treasure trove of handwritten manuscripts>> I recently visited the Australians National Library to see an exhibition of some manuscripts, INCUNABULA, music scores. autographs, political writings .... from way back. People like Bach, Beethoven, Curie, Dante, Darwin, Dickens, Einstein, Galileo, Kafka, Machiavelli, Luther, Mozart, Michelangelo, Napoleon, Newton and Nightingale to name a few. ( Part of the 'Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures' from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). Well worth the long, long wait in the queue to get there!

Thanks for game Rhuby and for vote of confidence olbow.....insane as it was LOL

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