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TRIFIID(tri-fi-id)- since it is semantically impossible for anyone to have three ids this word is true as well as self-explanatory in that
It clearly indicates that it is fiction.

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TRAFF-ID - Gimmicky name for the little black box they'll put into your car some day, giving your location, and speed, and condition of brakes and accelerator and steering, ostensibly to help time traffic lights but eventually used to generate ticket revenue. ( They could already do this with turnpike E-Z Pass gadgets, but they don't... )

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FRANKENSTEIN

PRONUNCIATION: (FRANG-kuhn-styn)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A creation that gets out of control and brings harm to its creator.
2. One who creates something that brings ruin to himself.
3. A monster having human appearance.

ETYMOLOGY: After Victor Frankenstein, who creates a monster from parts of corpses in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, Frankenstein. Earliest documented use: 1827.

NOTES: In the story, Frankenstein was the creator, not the monster. We should be calling the creation "Frankenstein's monster", but it's out of the control of the novelist now, and the monster itself is called Frankenstein. The prefix franken- has been coined as an uncomplimentary moniker for artificially created things. For example, genetically-modified foods are often called frankenfoods (see frankenfish).

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FRANK 'N STEIN - name for a hot-dog-and-beer joint. They do a monstrous business.

(Not very subtle, I'm afraid. I wouldn't be surprised to find there actually is one. Or several, for that matter.)

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CRANKENSTEIN

a miserable, bitter next door neighbor who feels the
universe revolves around him/her.


----please, draw me a sheep----
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FRANK 'N STEIN...
(Not very subtle, I'm afraid. I wouldn't be surprised to find there actually is one. Or several, for that matter.)


Mebbe FLANKENSTEIN, a steak-and-beer joint?
or FRACKENSTEIN, a modern-day oil wildcatters' bar, because the techique of hydraulic fracking breaks up underground stone to get at the oil ?

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[FRANK EINSTEIN - the monster's smart uncle who invented the atomic bomb.

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FRANKENSTHIN A diet regimen from Minnesota.

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FRANKENSTERN - what he becomes when he growls at his friend the blind man because blind men can talk and monsters can't.

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EXSCUTCHEON = without a shield. (See Paths of Glory poem and film).

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