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#22971 - 03/16/01 04:26 AM Re: Putting words in my mouth
NicholasW Offline
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logodaedaly /LAHG uh DED uh lee/

Or /LOG o DEED uh li/* depending on where you went to school.

I'm tempted to invent a word underquote, a portmanteau with undercut, or cut the ground from under, but alas the meaning/pun isn't obvious enough.

* I have edited this... I thought I'd edited it before. Wha hoppen?


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#22972 - 03/16/01 08:31 AM Re: Putting words in my mouth
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tempted to invent a word

How about disinterquote - trying to compound the suggestion of dissing, placing into, and the original quote (whilst suggestive of disintegration)?


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#22973 - 03/16/01 12:16 PM Re: Putting words in my mouth
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How about disinterquote?


Ingenious. May I proffer, inspired by your work, malin(ter)quote?


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#22974 - 03/16/01 01:24 PM Re: Putting words in my mouth
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I quite like that, Max. What if it just used the mal stem in a shorter form - say, malaquote?


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#22975 - 03/16/01 02:55 PM Re: Putting words in my mouth
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I love malaquote, Max & Mav.

Also, for a *real word, how about "second-guess"?


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#22976 - 03/16/01 03:45 PM Re: Putting words in my mouth
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What if it just used the mal stem in a shorter form - say, malaquote

By Jove, Jeeves, I do think you've got it. Time to leap out of the tub and run naked down the street, shouting "malaquote"! That and get Faldage to use his connexions at the OED to help propagate the word.


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#22977 - 03/17/01 04:39 PM Re: Putting words in my mouth
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Would you use "maladroit" if you were left-handed?

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#22978 - 03/18/01 08:32 AM Re: Putting words in my mouth
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Would you use "maladroit" if you were left-handed?

Sure would!


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#22979 - 03/18/01 08:45 AM Re: Putting words in my mouth
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What word would mean "stop being a ventriloquist putting words in my mouth, I'm no dummy" ?


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#22980 - 03/19/01 03:24 AM Malaquote!
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A most excellent, serendipitous, and Archimedean word. Malaquote! Well done.


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