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#51624 - 01/03/02 09:46 AM finishing school
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!) is there a word for someone who (or the act of) finishes your sentences for you?

+) do you find this infuriating or endearing?


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#51625 - 01/03/02 09:50 AM Re: finishing school
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!) Parbly; ask tsuwm.

+) Yes.


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#51626 - 01/03/02 09:54 AM Re: finishing school
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Dear tsuwm: The same punitive aunt who asked me if the cat had gotten my tongue, used to interrupt me to complete my sentences for me the way she thought they should end, usually quite wrongly. It infuriated me then. I don't know of a word for it, but it could be fun to see what coinages the group can suggest.

A special case of plutarch"s omegatist?


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#51627 - 01/03/02 12:47 PM Re: finishing school
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Dear wwh: I thought of Plutarch, too, in this context--but it doesn't quite fit here. What is the second word of a hyphenated couple called? You know: okey-dokey. Is there a word for that second part? Maybe it could be fused into Plutarch's omegatist.

Dear tsuwm: It's endearing if I can't pull out the part of the sentence I mean to say; it's bothersome as the devil if it's a person who simply enjoys staying one step ahead of me, which ain't too hard to do as I make the transition between brain-dreamland to understandable human conversation.

syntaxfinisher?
syntafinisher
syntaomegatist
syntaxomegatist
pain in the butt? (butt taken here to mean the end of the thing when you're aggravated by the interruption, of course)

Butt regards,
DubDub, the very patient listener, but willing to offer a helping final flourish, if you need it


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#51628 - 01/03/02 12:57 PM Re: finishing school
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An ancient term for a pest who interrupts used to be "buttinsky" but tsuwm obviously was looking for something less crude.


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#51629 - 01/03/02 01:03 PM Re: finishing school
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>term for a pest who interrupts

and this is different to a mere interruption.


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#51630 - 01/03/02 01:27 PM Re: finishing school
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tsuwm writes:

and this is different to a mere interruption.

OK. What's the joke? Why did tsuwm use "to" instead of "from"? I don't get it, and I know the preposition to was used for that very subtle kind of AWAD humor that I too regularly miss. But not this time, dagnabit! Come on...spill!

Beat regards,
Dub



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#51631 - 01/03/02 01:39 PM Re: finishing school
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dear dubiety,

I would think that this would fall into the category of short term memory...
http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=miscellany&Number=49628

-joe (just trying to affect those US stats) friday


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#51632 - 01/03/02 01:58 PM Re: finishing school
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intrusive soi-disant clairvoyant


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#51633 - 01/03/02 02:01 PM Re: finishing school
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self-appointed mouthpiece


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