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Agelast

Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon May 09, 2011 12:12 pm

Agelast has to do with a person who never laughs. I don't know if it also refers to smiles, but definitely who never
laughs. I also wonder, because I've known some, if it
is genetic, or could be genetic. Curious word and more
curious concept. The adjective would be agelastic, I presume.
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Postby Slava » Mon May 09, 2011 12:51 pm

Very interesting word. It's a bit rare, but does have its uses.

It's not in dictionary.com, so I went further to see if I could find out more. Turns out it's a 3-syllable word, not 2. A-ge-last. It's Greek in source.
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Just for laughs...

Postby MTC » Tue May 10, 2011 3:42 am

While an agelast never laughs, a hypergelast laughs excessively. When they meet they annihilate each other like matter and anti-matter. Poof! Gone!
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue May 10, 2011 12:19 pm

Lord'amighty! What an image. Something out of Star Trek.
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Postby MTC » Tue May 10, 2011 3:01 pm

Beam me up, Scotty!
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue May 10, 2011 8:04 pm

Spock was an agelast ! !
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Postby MTC » Wed May 11, 2011 5:07 am

Ah, the famous moment of epiphany! (A bit overwrought, perhaps, just having screened "The Bedford Incident.")
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed May 11, 2011 11:54 am

That's logical.
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