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#100701 - 04/12/03 11:27 AM Re: Good to be here!!
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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we have some rather saucy dips for those roasted nit-picks, too!

formerly known as etaoin...

#100702 - 04/12/03 12:28 PM Re: Good to be here!!
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fading echo Thanks Rhuby! Some days I am especially absent minded!


#100703 - 04/12/03 01:37 PM Re: Good to be here!!
Jackie Offline

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saucy dips Takes one to know one, eta!

YARTed in public Oh, horrors!

What the heck is an ochlonym? Or a mobnym, for that matter?

#100704 - 04/12/03 09:13 PM Re: Good to be here!!
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In reply to:

What the heck is an ochlonym?

Nothing like a chocklonym, I hope.....

#100705 - 04/12/03 10:29 PM Re: Good to be here!!
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Hi, I'm the Grasshopper...and I get the nits that Faldo misses (toasted or not!).

And I also extend a hearty welcome to all the new yous I may have missed...there's been quite a few lately! Hard to keep up! I was scared to death to post, myself, after a few months of lurking...finally, I did...and after getting thoroughly creamed and shellacked on my "bogart" and "Neanderthal" threads, I felt right at home! Well...almost... I did wonder in public on the next thread if one of the kindest, gentlest posters here was giving me a sort of fraternity hazing for being new!hi insel! So all I can say to any lurkers is take that polar bear plunge into the pool of cold water...and you get used to it right away! 'Cause, you know, you gotta!....

#100706 - 04/13/03 10:14 AM Re: ochlonym
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Mob rule! Or put more nicely : rule by the populace or government dominated by the populace.

#100707 - 04/13/03 11:02 AM Re: Good to be here!!
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Second cousin of the mobnym?

Sort of, Dub-dub. The meaning ascribed to it about a year ago on a thread that I'm far to idle to LU was name for a collection of things - a collective noun, no less. As in "a crochet of hookers", for instance

#100708 - 04/13/03 11:03 AM Re: ochlonym
RhubarbCommando Offline

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rule by the populace or government dominated by the populace.

Well - strictly speaking that would be "ochlocracy", wow.

([Aside to all newcomers:] This is a practical demonstration of "Nit-Picking for Beginners". The Advanced course is run by Faldage and WO'N)

#100709 - 04/13/03 11:49 AM Re: Good to be here!!
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From ancient post by NicholasW, would he were stith us still:

I thought about this when it first appeared and couldn't come up with anything, not that that means
much given my brain raddled with port and age: the term in linguistics is collective noun.

However, if we want an onym (an onymonym?) for it, let's go for ochlonym, from ochlos 'crowd'.
(Already present in another fun word, ochlocracy = mob-rule.)

As a nitpick, it mixes Greek and Latin.

#100710 - 04/13/03 12:02 PM Re: pasta your primo
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>As a nitpick, it mixes Greek and Latin.

stick a feather in your hat
and call it macaronic.

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