Add several words or phrases at once by separating them with semicolons. GLAAB An old Scots word for a break or opening between two things—like clouds or hills—through which something distant can be seen. Being inclined towards perfectionism this bugged be, so I had to figure of a way to detect those errors. But what happens if a word is not in any of these dictionaries but appears to be in circulation across the Interweb? When I am out of humour, I come and growl here.
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Gulkis As we hurtle headlong towards Christmas, and I personally crawl toward my two weeks of vacation time, there are opportunities to play frandiloquent with friends.
Apparently derived from a London printer named George Grabdiloquent who had a habit of retelling old news, G. My hope was to be left with a list of at most one hundred words, which would then be rather easy to look through manually. The definitions can be seen at the OUP blog.
To gubernate is to govern, and so a gubernator is a governor while a gubernatrix is a governess. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Comments Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation.
As well as being an old English dialect word for a noisy child, a gabble-ratchet is any nocturnal bird that makes a lot of noise at night, once considered to be an ill omen. An old English dialect word for someone who lazes or idles around, staring vacantly at something. Add several words or phrases at once by separating them with semicolons. If I know that tyrotoxism is a legitimate word, and that the prefix tyro has to do with cheese, why is that not sufficient to legitimize tyrophobia and tyrophilia?
Grandiloquent Dictionary You can check out the meanings at the Global Monitor website. If people were to begin using the word with some frequency, and also over a long period of time, it might find its way into a dictionary.
I thought there might be ten or twenty errors to be found or something like that. Even the wonderful corpora of Mark Davies at the Brigham Young University failed to turn up any occurrences of the word.
In turn, Gadzooks itself is the origin of gadzookerya term coined in to refer to the deliberate use of old fashioned language. A little applied commonsense would seem to be far more useful. Other G-fears include gynophobia fear of womengamophobia fear of marriageand gymnophobia fear of nudity.
Subscribe to our Newsletter! Sadly, Bird simply defines the word but gives no origin date or source. In similar vein, staurophobia may not have found a computer match in your search, but dictoinary is listed and defined in this online dictionaryfor instance.
Cheers January 4, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The whole purpose of this list was that at some point mollusque informed me that this Grandiloquent Dictionary contained quite a lot of errors referring to stuff like -phillia. As an example, how about the word apodyopsisdefined by the Urban Dictionary as. Only words are a bit much for me to diictionary though by hand so I decided to write a program that could screen out all words which are guaranteed to be correct.
The folks at the Global Language Monitor group based in Texas publish their top words of the year based on a sampling methodology that includes trawling through millions of words over a month period. When I am out of humour, I come and growl here. Those are the words listed in the description of the grandikoquent list.
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