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Interesting Words (moved from Games)

 

Terry S.

Striped Croissant

  • Aedilis

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Location:
Hibernia
Bairn.

Meaning "child". Now a dialectal word, but its ancestor "bearn" was common in Old English. It's related to "born".

The Bairn - from the same outfit as my last avatar. This is his wee sister.

 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
She looks like an old woman... It's weird how that comics strip makes children look like older people...
 
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens

  • Civis Illustris

Location:
in orbe lacteo
Agreed.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
I like the verb "to wester".
 
 

Terry S.

Striped Croissant

  • Aedilis

  • Patronus

Location:
Hibernia
 

Terry S.

Striped Croissant

  • Aedilis

  • Patronus

Location:
Hibernia
She looks like an old woman... It's weird how that comics strip makes children look like older people...

It's pre-war. Nutrition for kids wasn't so good then.
 

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima

  • Civis Illustris

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Location:
Canada
She looks like an old woman... It's weird how that comics strip makes children look like older people...
Indeed. The "sister" one is even stranger.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

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Location:
Belgium
Indeed.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
The boy looked middle-aged, but she looks downright old.
 

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima

  • Civis Illustris

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Location:
Canada
She actually looks like a cross between a circus clown and an old woman. Not at all like a little girl. :confused:
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
Lol.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
"Amidmost."
 
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens

  • Civis Illustris

Location:
in orbe lacteo
I like how, according to L+S, "postremus", a superlative, has instances of "postremior" and "postremissimus". o_O
 
 

Terry S.

Striped Croissant

  • Aedilis

  • Patronus

Location:
Hibernia
Can you remember how many people had bandy legs when we were young? Now you hardly see anyone with them.
I do remember seeing old people with that affliction. Even more common were jokes about bandy-leggedness. e.g. "He'd be no use as a goalie." "He couldn't stop a pig running down a narrow alley."
 

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima

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Location:
Canada
I like how, according to L+S, "postremus", a superlative, has instances of "postremior" and "postremissimus". o_O
I've seen that before with at least one other superlative -- I think in Apuleius. I'll try to find the spot.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
There's proximior from proximus, and minimissimus from minimus. I think the latter is attested only once in a late author.
 
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens

  • Civis Illustris

Location:
in orbe lacteo
I find it funny that "mature" can mean "at the right time" or "prematurely". Those are rather different meanings!
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
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