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#203357 - 11/19/11 07:25 PM Rhuby's Hogwash  
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OK, I've got three takers, now - and where two or three are gathered together ...

So: what do you make of

INCUNABULUM

PM your answers to me by 12 noon (EST) on Sunday 27 November
(That'll be 5 pm for me - just before my bed time. wink )


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#203362 - 11/19/11 10:10 PM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Dear mister Rhuby. This looks like plain Ladin to me. Are you sure this is an English dictionary word?

#203364 - 11/19/11 10:28 PM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: BranShea]  
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Yup. Straight out of the OED, no less. It is, of course, a Latin loan word, like so many in our language but has been in use for some time.


EDIT: The latin word from which it derives means something rather different from its "English" meaning, BTW. So those of you with a Classical education don't really have much of an advantage, pehaps?

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#203374 - 11/20/11 02:31 PM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Good, you got 4 now. That's the easy part. Now for the other 6 .

#203377 - 11/20/11 04:40 PM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: BranShea]  
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I am eagerly awaiting the first daffynition. Come along now, don't be shy!


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#203422 - 11/22/11 12:26 PM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Done!

#203423 - 11/22/11 12:49 PM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: BranShea]  
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also done! smile


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#203425 - 11/22/11 01:42 PM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: bexter]  
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Thanks Rhu. I'm in.

#203433 - 11/22/11 04:04 PM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: Owlbow]  
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Thank you, all. I have four, now - I could really do with another two or three, at least. Please? whistle


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#203461 - 11/24/11 03:30 AM Re: Rhuby's Hogwash [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Oh...I just found this shocked
someone should have emailed me (she says looking straight at Luke!)

of course I want to...please wait for me...I'll get right on it ASAP

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