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Re: But but but.... #6293
10/22/00 02:15 AM
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AWADeers? "All for words, and words for all

This has my vote, Max! I love the motto!
Anu, are you listening, Dear? You could get
T-shirts printed up!


Re: But but but.... #6294
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here's something Anu himself has written on the matter of naming his patrons/fans/devotees:

Dear Samuel, You have lots of company in AWAD world. You could call it a logocracy (where words rule), its citizens could be logolept (a word maniac), logologist (one who studies words), logomach (one who fights about words), logomaniac (one who is insanely interested in words). They could engage in logolatry (worship of words), be prone to logopandocie (readiness to admit words of all kinds), or even afflicted with logomisia (disgust of certain words). The only word missing from their dictionary is logophobia (fear of words). -Anu

my vote is for logolepts!


Re: But but but.... #6295
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logolepts

Doesn't have a "ring" to it, somehow. Besides, it kind of
sounds like we steal things!


Re: But but but but.... #6296
10/22/00 05:04 AM
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What about "logolators"?

Bit of a mouthful, but reasonably accurate as "worshippers of words", eh?

sakezuki lusy

Ur-speak #6297
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If senior-moment memory serves, weren't we all named 'linguaphiles" when we joined?

Anna, the AWADette


Re: Ur-speak #6298
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I'm not sure about logolators - sounds a little sleazy, even when you know what it means, and AWADeers seems a little Mousekateerish.

Nerd, as my significant other suggested, I quickly voted down (and consequently decided that I was NOT cooking supper tonight!!! So there!!!)

I like AWADer like Anna seems to suggest in her signature. I am not sure I am comfortable with AWADette refering to the ladies, as the addition of ette at the end of French words generally designates a smaller version of the original.



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AWADeers seems a little Mousekateerish.


I'm surprised that no one else mentioned that, as my suggestion was largely in jest, inspired at least as much by memories of wearing the big-eared black plastic hat as by any desire to pay homage to Alexandre!

I do however have reservations about AWADers. It bears a very close resemblance to waders, those inelegant items of coiture. Also, it sounds, IMO, incredibly ugly coming off the the tongue. I think I'll cast my vote for something in the logophile genus.


Re: Ur-speak #6300
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AWADaLoadOfNonsense, some might say.

Why don't we just call ourselves wordies (singular - wordie)? Captures the cool/cult flavour of "surfie" or "bikie" and the fanaticism/mania of "groupie", with a hint of verbosity.


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Excellent Marty. Wordie gets my vote for overall originality and relevance.

First T-shirt logo off the press----Wordies get wowed at A.W.A.D.


Re: Ur-speak #6302
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we don't seem to be reaching consensus on this yet; how about some sort of hybrid, like logoscente or logoisseur?


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