Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
#38195 - 08/10/01 08:22 AM Re: yet another list of new word...  
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 609
rodward Offline
addict
rodward  Offline
addict

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 609
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
I received a different game a couple of days ago, and no doubt many of you have also, as when I googled one of the unique phrases (Harlez-vous) I got 443 hits. Lots of chat boards have had the list posted. It is supposedly the winners of a competition in a New York magazine (I suggest we set our under cover NY agents on the task of determining which) to change a couple of letters in a foreign phrase and come up with a new translation. Rather than post the whole list I received (and at least some of the lists are different) I thought it might be fun to try our own, or post our own favourites from the list acquired by e-mail or from the web.
I will start with a couple to show the idea:
Harlez-vous français? - Do you ride a French motorcycle?
Veni, Vedi, Visa - I came, I saw, I shopped

My own meagre effort:
Adios Amigas - Another computer firm goes bust
Tout ày l'heure - Honk if you're a word lover

Rod



#38196 - 08/10/01 10:36 AM Re: yet another list of new word...  
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel
maverick  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
a word for the brief yet sickening moments of anticipation that occur between stubbing your toe and actually feeling the pain involved?

Atonement?


#38197 - 08/10/01 11:27 AM Re: yet another list of new word...  
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 609
rodward Offline
addict
rodward  Offline
addict

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 609
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
a word for the brief yet sickening moments of anticipation that occur between stubbing your toe and actually feeling the pain involved?

or antipipaintion?
Rod



#38198 - 08/10/01 11:38 AM Re: yet another list of new word...  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 427
Marianna Offline
addict
Marianna  Offline
addict

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 427
Spain
I telecrastinate all the time. Doncha know if you don't let the phone ring AT LEAST twice, you will get cut off as soon as you pick it up? Protracted ringing makes the connection much much more reliable. It is, like, common sense, folks...



#38199 - 08/11/01 12:20 AM Re: Words that ought to be ..  
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 508
nancyk Offline
addict
nancyk  Offline
addict

Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 508
Metro Detroit (MI)
the propensity -- found chiefly among males -- for using the remote control to flip through *all the channels
covered by a simple phrase rather than some obscure neologism. The phrase is common sense

I disagree. The phrase is actually "commitment phobia," sometimes manifested in other, non-TV areas of life

[edit]And my MEMBERship just came in!

#38200 - 08/11/01 05:49 PM Re: Words that ought to be ..  
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel
maverick  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
[edit]And my MEMBERship just came in!

May your lations be thoroughly gratuled, nancyk - I hope it puts a on your face!


#38201 - 08/15/01 12:51 PM Re: yet another list of new word...  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
rodward: It is supposedly the winners of a competition in a New York magazine (I suggest we set our under cover NY agents on the task of determining which)...

Piece o' cake. That would be New York magazine


Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,879
Posts224,129
Members9,031
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
brork, santo, piostylist, prgill, thefoeller
9031 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 42 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,040
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 2.6994 MB (Peak: 2.8107 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-11-22 23:52:51 UTC