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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:13 am

I have read in quite serious articles that we have lost the battle for lie. When my daughter was a teen, she would go to "lay out," a technical term in her circle for sunbathing, which obviously spread as snorolator is spreading here. She was also the first to speak the psychological assessment term "dork" in my presence, which also went viral.

Lie or lay? Elementary. Lie is intransitive. Lay be transitive. If there is no object, then lie. (Take that any way you like.)
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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby Slava » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:34 am

Of course, typographical errors and other misspellings always add to the confusion.

What is a "snorolator"? That which makes you gronk while sleeping?
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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:47 am

I can't find a verb gronk. All I get is nouns: toe jam, bellybutton fluff and a jerk or nerd. Thanks for giving us what may be the latest in slang.
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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby Slava » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:57 am

Philip Hudson wrote:I can't find a verb gronk. All I get is nouns: toe jam, bellybutton fluff and a jerk or nerd. Thanks for giving us what may be the latest in slang.

Wow, I had no idea that this was not a common word. My city has a fire horn the goes off at Noon and has a test run at 7 pm. every Monday. When someone pulls the alarm box trigger, the gronker gronks out the code for the location, allowing the responders to know the general area of the alert. It's onomatopoeic, and thus I thought everyone would know it.
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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:49 pm

WOW! Abigail has three pages and counting! Right on!
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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:07 pm

Abigail! Awsome! You're the man!
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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby misterdoe » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:49 pm

Great word! I've gotten used to assuming that a "familiar-looking" Good Word I had never seen before will probably mean something other than what immediately comes to my mind. But when I saw this I immediately thought it sounded like one of my Grandmother's words, maybe for something that prevents snoring.

(Until my teens I thought she'd made up "hobnob," too. :oops: )
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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby misterdoe » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:58 pm

Slava wrote:Poetic license plays a role in the confusion, too.

"Lay, Lady, Lay..."


Well, this one is pretty clear. "Lying down" on his big brass bed is not all he wants her to do. :P
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Re: DESNOROLATOR

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:37 pm

As did I with 'mi grandmither'

(Until my teens I thought she'd made up "hobnob," too. )


And I thought it had something to do with the
"wee people" - she was intensely Irish.
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