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Brynn 11-12-2007 03:02 AM

I did it and I'm glad.
I did it with the express purpose of pushing the porn spam off the page without relegating our beloved dictionary game to the second page with it.

And no one can stop me. I tell you, I am exhausted.

What time is it where you are, anyway? Six in the morning????

Hyakujo's Fox 11-12-2007 08:24 AM

nah it was about 5 in the afternoon here, i think it must have been 6 in the morning at your end.

daverbee 11-12-2007 10:12 AM

syllepsis

A cosmic event in which one not often seen on the Zeboard finds himself with a minute or two he can use to post in the Dictionary Game.

Finding the planets had aligned properly and the earth had rotated to the exact right spot, and also having a few minutes between tasks at work, daver successfully posted a definition for syllepsis.

Marcus Bales 11-13-2007 04:53 PM

syllepsis - the state of mind following recognition of a karmic rejoinder, or of poetic justice.

After winning the Dictionary Game for a definition that he just barely had time to post Daver was faced with the time-consuming task of picking and judging the next word, a job that left him nearly paralyzed with syllepsis.

Brynn 11-15-2007 05:45 AM

syllepsis - the act of commenting on a preemptive first-prize award when impatience on the board has been observed, and then forming a definition about it based on the meta-experience, followed by an extremely lazy example sentence.

Blanche blah blah blah blah blahed him then proceeded to blah blah blah in a fit of syllepsis.

Hyakujo's Fox 11-15-2007 08:21 AM

syllepsis (n) the state of being left on the shelf

As Marcus Bales leant out the window and sighed pointedly and repeatedly, he wondered if he had followed his once well thumbed Webster's into syllepsis.

brightpearl 11-15-2007 01:16 PM

syl·lep·sis n.
A construction in which a word governs two or more other words but agrees in number, gender, or case with only one, or has a different meaning when applied to each of the words, as in:
Rend your heart, and not your garments. Joel 2:13

Here thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey,
Dost sometimes counsel take - and sometimes tea.
Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock

He had slyly enveigled her up to his flat
To view his collection of stamps
And he said as he hastened to put out the cat,
The wine, his cigar and the lamps:
"Have some Madeira, m'Dear!
You really have nothing to fear.
[...]
Unaware of the wiles of the snake in the grass
And the fate of the maiden who topes,
She lowered her standards by raising her glass,
Her courage, her eyes and his hopes.
[...]
She let go her glass with a shrill little cry.
Crash! Tinkle! It fell to the floor.
When he asked "what in Heaven?" she made no reply,
Up her mind, and a dash for the door.

Flanders and Swan, Medeira, M'dear
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Originally Posted by Marcus Bales (Post 367648)
syllepsis - the residue from biting one's tongue to keep from saying something: syllables that decay in the mouth and combine with enzymes from saliva to cause plaque.
She rarely spoke, but when she smiled you could see the syllepsis between her teeth.

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Originally Posted by Marcus Bales (Post 367323)
syllepsis - the slow degrading and subsequent rot of the syllables of an unjudged word in the Dictionary Game.
Few judges of the Dictionary Game managed to avoid at least some degree of syllepsis during their tenures, and many of them could barely keep their word together enough, after long periods of decay, to complete their judging tasks at all.

Marcus -- The I'm sure your preoccupation with decay says nothing at all about your state of mind award: Some Listerine pocket packs, and a 7 oz. bottle of Rot Stop, for all your hydroponics needs.
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Originally Posted by Tritogeneia (Post 367418)
syllepsis- A fit elicited by the hearer's coming in contact with a syllogist, that is, an extremely deceptive thaumaturge.

For Tritogenia, The Pedagogy Demagoguery Award: Set of two corduroy elbow patches and a box of chalk.
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Originally Posted by Odbe (Post 367457)
syllepsis, n. An elipsis descended from the cartouche of Ancient Egypt, commonly placed around an unjudged word to prevent word decay while the judge enjoys a more leisurely style of judging.
e.g.

Odbe gets extra points for the visual aid, winning her (you are a her, right?) the Jean-François Champollion Prodigy Award -- a tiny replica of The Rosetta Stone carved into the back of a Hershey Bar (no almonds). Very precocious.
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Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 367503)
syllepsis (n.)
indigestion brought on by too much cellphone use.

Lukku wins the Ain't That the Truth Award: A 2-Liter bottle of Schweppe's Lemon-Lime Sodium Pentothal.

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Originally Posted by Coffee (Post 367695)
syllepsis
Inability to form a word, or, when a word is provided, the inability to form a definition.
Ironically, Coffee was completely syllepstified on the round in which the word syllepsis came up.

Coffee gets the Cop-Out Award: an excellent cup of java and (what else?) a doughnut.

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Originally Posted by funkytuba (Post 367553)
syllepsis - to take an action based on someone's departure from a chat room or channel
SamWize77's "L8R" led to RosieGirl77's meticulously planned syllepsis, his doorstep, and his eventual doom.

Funkytuba takes the Inadvisable Internet Hookup Award: lipstick-specific spot remover and some very nice stationery on which to craft a letter of apology.

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Originally Posted by daverbee (Post 368179)
syllepsis
A cosmic event in which one not often seen on the Zeboard finds himself with a minute or two he can use to post in the Dictionary Game.
Finding the planets had aligned properly and the earth had rotated to the exact right spot, and also having a few minutes between tasks at work, daver successfully posted a definition for syllepsis.

Dave, The Welcome Back Award: An autographed headshot of Gabe Kaplan, also known as "Kotter." Your dreams are your ticket out.

Several honorable mentions...
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Originally Posted by trisherina (Post 367509)
syllepsis: Foolishness that stops short or trails off awkwardly.
Evan and Chi felt the sharp twinge of syllepsis when the business manager came upon them watching "dramatic prairie dog" over and over in the media room.

As she's coined a usage for a situation that has long cried out for its own descriptor, Trish takes the Oh God I am so sick of that little bastard award: A do-it-yourself Home Prairie Dog Roasting Kit, including skewers, charcoal briquettes, mesquite dipping sauce, and heatproof grilling mitts. (*Prairie Dogs not included; vegetarian seitan version available upon request)

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Originally Posted by Bman (Post 367567)
syllepsis - Regret for a decision not yet made.
John could sense wave after wave of syllepsis crashing over him as the 7-pound bacon-chili cheeseburger (Endearingly nicknamed "the cardiac apocalypse") was set in front of him.

Another situation that deserves its own word. For Bman, in the spirit of meeting life wholeheartedly, The No Regrets Award: A pack of Rolaids, a coupon for 30% off an angioplasty, and a nice shot of penicillin in case there's something he's not telling us.

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Originally Posted by Anna (Post 367710)
Syllepsis: The state of being unpredictable caused by a severe gain in water weight.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brynn (Post 367720)
syllepsis - a mental condition that compels one to add one too many syllables to one too many words after having one too many drinks in the Friday Night Pub.
"I'm becoming inconsulolable, and I think you'f already been instructated that I'd rather you'd stop schpeaking to me for a while so I can recuperatate," said Blanche, awash in syllepsis.

Anna and Brynn each receive The Best Medicine Award: a gorgeous bouquet of blushing roses and and obscenely large box of chocolates. I adore you both.

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Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox (Post 368546)
syllepsis (n) the state of being left on the shelf
As Marcus Bales leant out the window and sighed pointedly and repeatedly, he wondered if he had followed his once well thumbed Webster's into syllepsis.

As much as I like that one, Hfoxy wins this round with:
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Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox (Post 367495)
syllepsis (n) obscure medical condition by lethargy, shallowness of breath and repeated attacks by elephants.

for another situation that deserves its own word...That sort of laugh that comes from a stealthily crafted surprise.

Hyakujo's Fox 11-15-2007 07:12 PM

why thank ye! looks like I squeezed myself out of second place there. :rolleyes:

now have at it:

phlebodium

xfox 11-15-2007 11:43 PM

phlebodium n. a repetitive action, no matter if it's condoned by generally accepted standards, but that satisfies a specific need.

Count Dracula was warded off again while the damsel left the phlebodium unnoticed.

trisherina 11-18-2007 03:30 AM

phlebodium: the highly identifiable (by density, specific gravity, and colour) sputum that clings to the corners of the mouths of those who are perpetually offended.

Coffee 11-18-2007 01:18 PM

phlebodium

Euphemism for fat scientists.


Richard Feynman closed his adress to the Royal Astronomical Society with "...and in closing, it is my great pleasure to announce to this phlebodinous assemblage that lunch is served", which was received with a thunderous applause.

Brynn 11-19-2007 01:09 AM

phlebodium - a room set aside exclusively for the purpose of hurling tedious books against a wall, or in some cases, a specific person (preferably the author).

daverbee 11-20-2007 03:39 PM

phlebodium

Disease most common in politicians. It involves involuntary twitches in the legs when answering questions not on the list provided by your handlers.

Senator Clinton's phlebodium was so pronounced that the reflexive tapping of her foot on the stage was heard two blocks away.

Marcus Bales 11-21-2007 02:36 AM

phlegbodium - the room in which the ancient Romans phlegboed, or were rubbed all over in sweet-smelling oil, and then had their whole bodies scraped clean by slaves wielding small phlegbos, or scrapers.

Say what you will about that Madasacutsnake, but she loves her phlegbodium!

Hyakujo's Fox 11-21-2007 09:29 PM

repent! repent!


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