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Panjandrum

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:01 pm

Some of you guys have been awarded the title of Grand Panjandrum, so I looked it up in the online dictionary. Probably the word has already been discussed, but here's the info:

panjandrum
mock name for a pompous personage, 1755, invented by Samuel Foote (1720-1777) to test the memory of actor Charles Macklin (1697-1797), who said he could repeat anything after hearing it once, in a long passage full of nonsense.

I didn't look up "grand" as I associate it primarily with pianos that have big legs and flip their lids! ;-)
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Postby Slava » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:01 pm

Here is the Doctor's original take on this word.

You become a Panjandrum here at 1,000 posts.
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:03 pm

And the suggestion of Arch Panjandrum at 2000 as
suggested there? No final decisions were made there.
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Postby Audiendus » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:22 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:And the suggestion of Arch Panjandrum at 2000 as suggested there? No final decisions were made there.

In the 5th century, the early Christian theologian Pseudo-Dionysius suggested nine different ranks of angels. In ascending order these were: Angels, Archangels, Principalities, Powers, Virtues, Dominions, Thrones, Cherubim, and Seraphim.

I recall that you reached 10,000 posts on the old site, so I suppose that would make you a Seraph. :lol:
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:17 am

Yes, and St. Paul mentions the "choirs" of angels
here and there in his writings. Good thought. Yes,
10,000 posts: I had forgotten. I must be all I did
day and night. But I'm in no way a Seraph. Of course
now I have four of these "sites" going and contribute
to them all in some form or another. I am more
devilish about it, however. Panjandrum: what a word.
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