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Rare Words for a Writer to Reference

Postby Anblick » Mon May 23, 2005 8:06 pm

Here's a site which defines many rare English words to include "poculation." Some might inspire some stories, so I've decided to share the link here...

http://phrontistery.info/ihlstart.html
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Postby Mlou » Mon May 23, 2005 8:19 pm

sounds like weird fun. :)
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Postby Anblick » Mon May 23, 2005 8:24 pm

I'm thinking of maybe a future challenge revolving the use of one or more of these rare words...
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Postby Mlou » Mon May 23, 2005 8:37 pm

Yeah, PW's challenge worked pretty well with two rare words. Was interesting.
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Postby Anblick » Mon May 23, 2005 8:42 pm

I thought of a bonus weekend list challenge with rare words... :twisted:

Maybe just 5 of them, though!
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Postby pengwenn » Mon May 23, 2005 11:36 pm

And your list challenges aren't hard enough all ready? :roll:
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Postby Anblick » Tue May 24, 2005 12:08 am

Hey, I already told you how to make them easy!
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Postby pengwenn » Tue May 24, 2005 12:11 am

But I like a challenge....even if it drives me nuts. :yimcrazy:
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Postby Anblick » Tue May 24, 2005 12:19 am

pengwenn wrote:But I like a challenge....even if it drives me nuts. :yimcrazy:


So, I told you how to do them and make them easier, I expect some posts soon!
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Postby pengwenn » Tue May 24, 2005 12:23 am

:-P pssst




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Postby Bess » Tue May 24, 2005 5:41 pm

? :shock:
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 24, 2005 5:49 pm

Yeah, Bess, things do get a tad confusing at times. :-D
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Postby timberline » Wed May 25, 2005 10:57 am

Hey, that's the web site I posted in this forum on 5/4/05. It's a great resource for naming items from lost ages.
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Postby timberline » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:04 am

Hey, I also wnt to hip you to a wonderful free, weekly e-mail compendium on new words, archaic ones and their origen and words that'll jumpstart some ideas. Michael Quinion can be found at http://www.worldwidewords.org/nl/fjuo.htm.

He gave me "pareidolia." (My story: "Lucky's mother explained to her friends that he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and was dyslexic and agoraphobic and a bunch of other terms that Lucky looked up at dictionary.com. He also overheard his psychiatrist say something about pareidolia. Lucky had a hard time finding that term but he finally learned it meant someone whose brain falsely creates meaningful patterns out of random stimuli. This strange ability lay behind many so-called miraculous events in which people saw pictures of Jesus on the screen door or heard voices coming out of radio static.")
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