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#183843 - 03/23/09 10:31 PM neologism is as neologism does [Re: BranShea]  
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Well, there's

INGRATIATE

E ==> O

GRATIATION

No, I never heard of the word either, except maybe as the opposite of ingratiation. And there's no listing in OneLook.com either. But there are 2,200ish hits on Google.com, and in particular one might look at Table 2.5 here [drop down four or five screens worth and you'll find it], talking of the "gratiation effect of the Moon since its formation 4.45 billion years ago (bya)" making the Earth's day slowly longer. Hard to judge the validity of the site, though.

Personally I'd just as soon go on from INSTIGATE, but however the consensus would like to proceed is OK with me. (For that matter I'd even go with the capitalized words to broaden our scope, but I'll stay within whatever limits we collectively decide to adopt!) ;-)

#183844 - 03/23/09 10:46 PM Re: Yes..but cornered? [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
I admit it is slightly on the very edge of admittable


Unlike marionet which was ruled not admitable though also used in Czech sources according to Google.

#183845 - 03/24/09 01:52 AM Re: Yes..but cornered? [Re: latishya]  
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As to MARIONET, I would hope you didn't take that too personally. It wasn't really "ruled" anything, just someone pointing out an atypical spelling, as others objected to my use of proper names. If it had been my word I would have shrugged histrionically, maybe acknowledged that it wasn't a common usage, and either offered it again, or proposed a substitute, or just moved on to whatever word was at the end of the list...but that's just my way. I play this game for my own amusement as much as for the group's.

What should we do with GRATIATION? That's another word of no-more-than-marginal validity. Shall we use it, or chuck it, or go on from INSTIGATE ?

#183846 - 03/24/09 02:02 AM no strings attached [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Or if you prefer we might even start from

MARIONET

change I --> Y

MONETARY

#183848 - 03/24/09 02:50 AM Whoa!!! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Wow! I had no idea I'd managed to create a terminal blockage; I was just waiting for someone to continue and didn't think to try it myself. Doesn't anyone have some etymological fiber?!?!? If no one can make another word, do I win? And what's the prize, anyway? ;0)

#183849 - 03/24/09 02:54 AM Re: Whoa!!! [Re: twosleepy]  
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INGRATIATE

- A

ITERATING

There. I made myself lose... :0)

#183851 - 03/24/09 04:52 AM Re: Whoa!!! [Re: twosleepy]  
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INGRATIATE



Too late but, Wadaboit! I--> O TETRAGONIA

#183853 - 03/24/09 08:09 AM Re: Whoa!!! [Re: olly]  
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Love that type of spinach. Often had it in my garden as it grows easily anywhere.(nice to plant for this year, thanks!)

#183854 - 03/24/09 10:25 AM carrying on [Re: BranShea]  
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iterating

I ---> N

NATTERING

(Lawsy, lawsy, but I do ramble on!)

#183863 - 03/24/09 07:15 PM Re: carrying on [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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N ----> T

TATTERING


----please, draw me a sheep----
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