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#195042 - 12/16/10 12:03 AM Knot Nerd  
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Is there a word for someone who is interested and knowledgeable about tying knots?
My daughter suggests Knot Nerd but that seems somewhat perjorative!
However her inlaws are Greek. Perhaps if I found the Greek for knot and put ist on the end it would be correct.

#195048 - 12/16/10 02:02 AM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Old Tone]  
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Welcome, OT! Well--I looked up the origin of knot, thinking you might be able to add ...phile onto the end of a root and get something at least semi-meaningful, but here's what I found at Dictionary.com:
Origin:
bef. 1000; (n.) ME knot ( te ), OE cnotta; c. D knot, G knoten to knit; (v.) ME, deriv. of the n.


None of the synonyms for knot jumped out at me as good candidates, either. Knot nerd sounds fine to me!

#195049 - 12/16/10 02:09 AM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Old Tone]  
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One Greek word for 'knot' is στραγγαλις (strangalis, strangalidos), but the Latin word for knot is nodus. So, I guess a strangalidophile or strangalidolog(ue) might do.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#195051 - 12/16/10 02:14 AM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: zmjezhd]  
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strangalidophile Eek--sounds like a murderer! eek

#195053 - 12/16/10 03:11 AM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Old Tone]  
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I'm thinking.....boyscout.

#195069 - 12/16/10 12:32 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Candy]  
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Originally Posted By: Candy
I'm thinking.....boyscout.


now keep it clean, blue eyes!

; )


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#195075 - 12/16/10 03:36 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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this too shall pass
a Gordian is "one skilled in tying intricate knots", according to the OED, and a knotter is simply "one who knots or ties knots".

but I know, not exactly what you're looking for..

#195076 - 12/16/10 03:39 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
Originally Posted By: Candy
I'm thinking.....boyscout.


now keep it clean, blue eyes!

; )


I'm not surprised you avoided saying, "now don't be naughty!"

#195081 - 12/16/10 04:12 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Old Tone]  
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heh


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#195089 - 12/16/10 08:48 PM Re: Knot Nerd [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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I see Knotology has been pilfered by the paper folders whistle

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