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Loon
Loon
Posts: 379

12/20/2013
The original thread, I believe, was in the surface forum.

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Scarlet Fenwick
Scarlet Fenwick
Posts: 56

12/20/2013
Antimacassar too. That's just ridiculous.

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Saharan
Saharan
Posts: 247

12/21/2013
Plenipotentiary. The way it rolls off the tongue is just marvellous. Although, I must agree that Mr. Pages' etymoillogical phraseology is most amusing at times.

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mayexist
mayexist
Posts: 132

12/21/2013
This passage is in my opinion one of the most Alexesque (Kennedian?), featuring an unsusual not-quite-simile and an adjective density of 13.6% :

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The path is dark. You might be safe, but who could walk between the stipes of these myceliad colossi without an instinctive shiver of mammalian unease? A gossamer-vaned spore the size of a dog's eye settles on your shoulder. It bursts as you brush it off. Filthy thing! But there, through the fungal haze. The lights of the cottage.


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Ewan C.
Ewan C.
Posts: 675

12/25/2013
"You can't tell whether it's your writing. You don't often write on beds."

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Nathanael S. Wells
Nathanael S. Wells
Posts: 80

12/25/2013
I like the names of the two most well-known paths between Surface and Neath: the Cumaean Canal and the Travertine Spiral.

Both were named for sibyls (liminal seers) of Greco-Roman myth: the Sibyl of Cumae and the Sibyl of Tibur (today known as Tivoli).

And they're such lovely names, too.

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    theodor_gylden
    theodor_gylden
    Posts: 117

    12/27/2013
    'Dramatalogical ontologeography' has come to my attention.

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    Alexander Feld
    Alexander Feld
    Posts: 347

    12/28/2013
    theodor_gylden wrote:
    'Dramatalogical ontologeography' has come to my attention.

    Careful saying that, you don't want to sprain your tongue.

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    Inky Petrel
    Inky Petrel
    Posts: 370

    12/28/2013
    Mr Sacks had me googling "concrudescent" today. Sadly, it appears to be only partially related to a word in this world, "recrudescent" and I am uncertain exactly what the slight alteration does to the definition, so exactly what a concrudescent Mr Sacks might be remains a mystery to me.
    edited by Inky Petrel on 12/28/2013

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    theodor_gylden
    theodor_gylden
    Posts: 117

    12/28/2013
    Alexander Feld wrote:
    theodor_gylden wrote:
    'Dramatalogical ontologeography' has come to my attention.

    Careful saying that, you don't want to sprain your tongue.


    Too late. Still, I hear F.F. Gebrandt has something for that.

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    Ewan C.
    Ewan C.
    Posts: 675

    1/10/2014
    "The walls are beginning to blear." It *could* just be a typo, but I like it..

    (from use of a bejewelled lens while dining in my pleasure-spire..)
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    Martial Canterel
    Martial Canterel
    Posts: 40

    1/11/2014
    It might not be quite as fancy as other words in London, but I like the sound of the Truthbreaker Turbine.

    Edit: Also, Cryptospelunking
    edited by Martial Canterel on 1/11/2014

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    Arlong
    Arlong
    Posts: 27

    11/2/2015
    If I had to choose, my favourite would definitely be 'Empyrean Redolence'.
    Unless we're including Sunless Sea as well, in which case it would be 'Fulgent Impeller' instead.

    Also learned a handful of vocabulary in relating to fabrics, thanks to the rag trade items category.

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    KestrelGirl
    KestrelGirl
    Posts: 138

    11/2/2015
    Nice necro, lol.
    But I do love that the Professor of Antiquarian Esquivalience is an expert in the ancient art of avoiding one's duties.

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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1451

    11/2/2015
    I hit somebody with my "knoblolly" once. Wondering what on earth that was, I googled it...and laughed when I saw the first hit was another Fallen Londoner wondering the exact same thing.
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    Lemexis
    Lemexis
    Posts: 155

    11/2/2015
    And now the next time someone google's it, they will laugh when they see that the first hit is someone who laughed when he saw that the first hit was someone else wondering the same thing.

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    malthaussen
    malthaussen
    Posts: 1060

    11/2/2015
    As far as Mr Pages is concerned, I am convinced he is a descendant of Mrs Malaprop.

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    Mycroft Tennyson
    Mycroft Tennyson
    Posts: 29

    10/24/2018
    Rook Crofton wrote:
    Cheers to both KatarinaNavane and InkyPetrel for starting these word threads.

    My words: whatever that word that means the outermost layer of a mushroom is


    The outermost layer of a mushroom cap is the pileipellis, that of a mushroom stalk is a stipitipellis.

    http://www.mushroomthejournal.com/greatlakesdata/Terms/pilei476.html

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    ChangelingChilde
    ChangelingChilde
    Posts: 229

    13 days ago
    Inky Petrel wrote:
    Mr Sacks had me googling "concrudescent" today. Sadly, it appears to be only partially related to a word in this world, "recrudescent" and I am uncertain exactly what the slight alteration does to the definition, so exactly what a concrudescent Mr Sacks might be remains a mystery to me.
    edited by Inky Petrel on 12/28/2013

    Seven (isthenumber) years later, I can tell you that re- means again, con- means not, recrudescence means to have a resurgence and therefore concrudescent means not having an outbreak.

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