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#14822 - 01/16/01 06:53 PM Re: Discombooberated  
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#14823 - 01/21/01 12:04 AM Re: Discombooberated  
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I've often heard discombobulated also, but usually from strick non-swearers who do not want to say f****d-up and never from a guy.

My father uses this word frequently. He also swears like a trooper and to the best of my knowledge is a guy! Then again, I have never claimed that any member of my family is 'normal'...


#168646 - 06/12/07 01:22 PM Re: Discombooberated [Re: Father Steve]  
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There is an episode of the Twilight Zone where the main character is named James WB Beavis. He gets a guardian angle that straitens out his life... Anyway, Rod Serling in the beginning refers to James WB Beavis as being "discombooberated".

#168647 - 06/12/07 01:43 PM Re: Discombooberated [Re: iPox]  
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Welcome, iPox! How did you dig up such an old thread??

#168648 - 06/12/07 02:00 PM Re: Discombooberated [Re: Faldage]  
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Gazornen something or other, what was it? Gazornenplatz seems most likely but where did I hear it and what did it mean? Well, to be orthographically correct it should be Gesornenplatz<br><br>


wow. I have said gesorgenplatz for some time now, and I have no idea when and where I first heard it.

right up there with murgatroyd..

howdy, iPox, and thanks for digging this up. fun!


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#168650 - 06/12/07 03:06 PM Re: Discombooberated [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Originally Posted By: AnnaStrophic
Welcome, iPox! How did you dig up such an old thread??


google possibly?

#168655 - 06/12/07 06:44 PM Re: Discombooberated [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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That must have been written at least once as Gesnorin'platz.


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#184048 - 03/31/09 10:30 PM Re: Discombooberated [Re: iPox]  
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Originally Posted By: iPox
There is an episode of the Twilight Zone where the main character is named James WB Beavis. He gets a guardian angle that straitens out his life... Anyway, Rod Serling in the beginning refers to James WB Beavis as being "discombooberated".


from the department of everything eventually gets documented dept...
"In the parlance of the twentieth century, this is an oddball. His name is James B.W. Bevis, and his tastes lean toward stuffed animals, zither music, professional football, Charles Dickens, moose heads, carnivals, dogs, children, and young ladies. Mr. Bevis is accident prone, a little vague, a little discombooberated, with a life that possesses all the security of a floating crap game. But this can be said of our Mr. Bevis: without him, without his warmth, without his kindness, the world would be a considerably poorer place, albeit perhaps a little saner... Should it not be obvious by now, James B.W. Bevis, on whom Dame Fortune will shortly turn her back, but not before she gives him a paste in the mouth. Mr. James B.W. Bevis, just a block away from the Twilight Zone."
-Rod Serling 6/30/60

DARE records discombooberated as a variant of discombobolated, discomboberated from 1943.

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#197002 - 02/04/11 07:10 PM Re: Discombooberated -Scombussolato [Re: pgrew]  
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Originally Posted By: pgrew
These words are fanciful, early-nineteenth-century, American coinages on a par with other Latinate slang the likes of absquatulate and...

...someone give me another example, please.

chow,
- ph




(this thread needs to be postrevivified every 2 or 6 years)

Originally Posted By: H. L. Mencken
Yet again, there are the purely artificial words, eg, sockdolager, hunkydory, scalawag, guyascutis, sponduluc, slumgullion, rambunctious, scrumptious, to skedaddle, to absquatulate and to exfluncticate.


so..

"The frontiersman, ring-tailed roarer, half horse and
half alligator, described himself as kankarriferous
and rambunctious, his lady love as angeliferous and
splendiferous. With consummate ease he could
teetotaciously exfluncticate his opponent in a
conbobberation, that is to say a conflict or
disturbance, or ramsquaddle him bodaciously, after
which the luckless fellow would absquatulate."
- A. Marckwardt, American English (1980)

coming next week to a wwftd near you..
exfluncticate - to overcome, beat thoroughly; to crush

#197003 - 02/04/11 07:16 PM Re: Discombooberated -Scombussolato [Re: tsuwm]  
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BTW, if you've ever wondered why I continue to denigrate the UD, just plug combooberated (as suggested in the OP) into OneLook..

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