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#211018 - 05/19/13 09:26 AM Re: Sophisticated word for the following...? [Re: BranShea]
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#211028 - 05/19/13 06:07 PM Young man despair, / Likewise go to... [Re: Sorrow]
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"...It will not do
I'm sorry for you
You very imperfect ablutioner...."

(Of course that's three words, not one...)


For sophisticated insults, Ernest Bramah's early Kai Lung works are a sparkling fountain. Sometimes it takes three readings before you realize you haven't been complimented after all.

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#211033 - 05/20/13 11:51 AM Re: Young man despair, / Likewise go to... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Ha! We are back to the Tromboniator of Titipu Town Band!
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#211035 - 05/20/13 12:12 PM Re: Young man despair, / Likewise go to... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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I think I've lost you, Rhub, and I've seen the reference
once before: Titipu Town Band???
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#211041 - 05/20/13 04:38 PM G&S strike again! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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It's all from The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu).

Also in the Mikado are references in song to "pestilential" and, now that I think of it, even to "Sorrow" (who posted the original question!).

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#211044 - 05/20/13 05:38 PM Re: Sophisticated word for the following...? [Re: Sorrow]
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Unkempt and dishevelled though they don't necessarily convey the unhygienic state (unsanitary), I rather like un'soap'histicated even though it's a fabricated word. I am still ecstatic to have just stumbled across this site of like-minded word nerds!

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#211048 - 05/20/13 06:25 PM Re: G&S strike again! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

It's all from The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu).

Also in the Mikado are references in song to "pestilential" and, now that I think of it, even to "Sorrow" (who posted the original question!).



thanks, makes more sense now. sometimes it takes me awhile
having been raised in total isolation, under a tower miles
north of Bree in Middle Earth decades before men came to
meet Elves.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (05/20/13 06:27 PM)
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#211049 - 05/20/13 06:26 PM Re: Sophisticated word for the following...? [Re: teepee]
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Originally Posted By: teepee
Unkempt and dishevelled though they don't necessarily convey the unhygienic state (unsanitary), I rather like un'soap'histicated even though it's a fabricated word. I am still ecstatic to have just stumbled across this site of like-minded word nerds!



WELCOME TEEPEE
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#211065 - 05/21/13 11:40 AM Re: Sophisticated word for the following...? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I love "unsoaphisticated"!
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