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Really? Was he named Cliff Claven because of the word clishmaclaver? Or is that just a cool coincidence the Cliff Claven is a clishmaclaverer?

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No idea! It just sounded similar. Maybe? dunno.gif

Just noticed a slightly less exotic, but still interesting, word in the TV guide.

I'm guessing that 'tutelage' is probably better-known by people who speak or

have learned 'British' English, as opposed to those who speak the 'U.S.' variety.

But it's still a completely valid 'U.S. English' word. It's just that approximately

80% of us have no idea what it means. And of the 20% who do, it's unlikely

that even half would be able to spell it correctly.

Including me. If you gave me this word, I'd definitely lose the 'spelling bee'. ( :

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Pretty sure I would have gotten that one correct ...

But I was an academic in a former life.

Season 27 ?????

You are ten seasons ahead of me since I just have the DVD's.

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♪ Smarty pants! Smarty pants! Sat down on a hill of ants! ♪

Just kidding. I appreciate your many cat-lives! :)

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You can tell a marble collector .... but you can't tell him much.

^^ example of a paraprosdokian :)

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paraprosdokian

First I thought it to be some Vogon slang but then

http://dict.leo.org/forum/viewGeneraldiscussion.php?idThread=1019854&idForum=18〈=de&lp=ende

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraprosdokian

Unfortunaltey I still need to do some more meditation to understand Steph's example. Meanwhile I amuse with those:

http://dict.leo.org/forum/viewGeneraldiscussion.php?idThread=577499&idForum=9&lp=ende〈=de#followup101

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Here are a couple more words which I'm guessing came from

the same original source as 'clishmaclaver'.

Just remembered that "I Would Walk 500 Miles" song, which caused

me to look up 'haver'. Pretty much the same thing.

And I saw a TV commercial the other day for what I think is the old

show 'Gunsmoke'. If you skip the 'old west' spelling here, 'palaver'

or 'palavering' also fit the bill well. ( :

palaver_zpsa0bkgv7d.jpg

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I am unable to break your code. My dict's are failing and I have no glue clue.

Edited by Hoody

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Code?

Whose code? Galen's?

If you mean me, I'm just posting words which I came across during the day which interested me.

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Real ones.

Paxwax is "the strong tendon in the neck of animals". So it sounds more interesting than it is.

Sonneteer could mean someone who writes sonnets or it could mean a minor or insignificant poet. I was playing Scrabble on the computer and had lots of E's and N's. So I plugged that in as a joke and was surprised to see it worded. That amused me. :)

I'm easy to amuse. ;)

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