Words the English language still needs

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Matthew Dorbin

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Aug 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/2/99
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loramoor- The instant of revelation when it suddenly occurs to you that
you have no clean underwear for tomorrow, and the laundromat is closed.

chealesce- To drive at night with one of your headlights burned out.

fuminate- Pertaining to a person who continues to smoke despite social
censure, or the act of smoking despite social censure.

banchen- One of the eight acceptable ways to break off a long-term
engagement because one's fiance(e) refuses to set a wedding date.

Matt

And we really, really need a word for keyboard crud, because
"ordure" is getting old.


acelightning

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Aug 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/2/99
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Matthew Dorbin wrote:
> And we really, really need a word for keyboard crud, because
> "ordure" is getting old.

"keydruff"

or maybe "crudulence" - a keyboard containing
much debris would be described as "crudulent".

"my machine was so crudulent, you wouldn't
believe the amount of keydruff i cleaned
out of it!"

Kate McDonnell

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Aug 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/2/99
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A word I have found a need for too often recently:

FLONG, v. and n. An act typical of new users of the Internet in
which they compulsively flood all email addresses known to them
with bogus virus warnings, hackneyed xeroxlore and long-since-
debunked urban legend scare stories. As in, "I was flonged three
times this week" or "The first thing my mother did when she got
onto the net was send me some flong."


k


Stephen Oakes

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Aug 3, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/3/99
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"Nearkoff", and its anti-equivalent.

Oh yeah, and "anti-equivalent".

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Elspeth

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Aug 3, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/3/99
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looramoor
chealesce
fuminate
banchen

crudulence
keydruff

flong

Nearkoff
anti-equivalent

A few more, and we'll have the makings of a nice little eclexicon.

Quexxel

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Oozler mantrix slizzle:
'Skully Lally Gloy.'

Elsie


Rollin Thomas

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Aug 3, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/3/99
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Els...@webtv.net (Elspeth) writes:

>A few more, and we'll have the makings of a nice little eclexicon.

>Quexxel

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Tarantulation,
Rollin
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fool

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Aug 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/6/99
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Matthew Dorbin wrote:

> And we really, really need a word for keyboard crud, because
> "ordure" is getting old.

How about "feng" with chinese pronunciation (which puts it half way
between fehng and fung)? It resonates nicely with fungus, and you could
refer to any disabled key in a fenged board as a feng-key (feng chi?).

Although, Dragonfyre Jones' inadvertant offering in another thread,
"keybonard", has a certain natural appeal.

Now we need a word to describe the tendancy of humans to design technology
which is difficult/impossible to service or repair. Oh, sorry, I forgot -
"economic growth".

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dsla...@gmail.com

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Jul 3, 2015, 7:18:48 PM7/3/15
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On Monday, August 2, 1999 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, acelightning wrote:
> Matthew Dorbin wrote:
> > And we really, really need a word for keyboard crud, because
> > "ordure" is getting old.
>
> "keydruff"
>
> or maybe "crudulence" - a keyboard containing
> much debris would be described as "crudulent".
>
> "my machine was so crudulent, you wouldn't
> believe the amount of keydruff i cleaned
> out of it!"

crudulent- I've been using this coin much to the chagrin of my English teacher.

Ken Johnson

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Jul 5, 2015, 5:14:37 AM7/5/15
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On Monday, August 2, 1999 at 8:00:00 AM UTC+1, Matthew Dorbin wrote:

> And we really, really need a word for keyboard crud, because
> "ordure" is getting old.

When I was at school, my friend Graham invented the word "crelge" for the ink-sodden gunge that came out of a Roneo duplicator. Now that duplicators are a thing of the past, the word "crelge" is at a loose end except for a metaphorical application ("You are talking complete crelge, so read a bit more about the subject and then come back.") So I vote for "crelge" to mean "keyboard crud."

He took a degree in Chinese language and related stuff at the University of London. I wonder what happened to him after that.

Ken Johnson
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