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Postby eberntson » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:02 pm

From the Latin "insolitus" (which means "unusual, strange, uncommon"), and the Greek "logos" (which means "study"). It is therefore the study of the unusual and strange.

I'm an insolitology student. I'm writing a thesis on Gene Ray, the discoveror of "Time Cube."

This word might be a little to cutting edge.

From insolitology.com:

Insolitology is the facetious study of oddity and weird sites on the web, and entertainment based on them. Includes crackpots of the Internet.
EBERNTSON
Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more,
and all good things will be yours.
--R. Burns

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Re: insolitology

Postby Slava » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:01 pm

Includes crackpots of the Internet.
Should suit this crowd just right, don't you think?
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Postby Perry » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:25 pm

Damn right, I'm crackpot proud!
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Postby skinem » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:20 am

This word sounds like it would be a crackpot religion for hermits.

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Postby Stargzer » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:28 pm

Sciensolitology, if you emphasize the crackpot part and leave out the hermit part?
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Postby sluggo » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:16 pm

Here's a vital word for the times indeed.

Although at first glance I thought it might describe what we're doing over here. :wink:
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Postby Huny » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:59 pm

Finally! A word that describes my quirky curiosity in things that start off normal and progressively become weirder. But I guess the word has been there all along and have only just now come across it by gazing upon eberntson's Good Word Suggestion. Well done!

I only wish I had the word tucked up somewhere in my toboggan to pull out and throw around when one of the local morticians suggested I become an undertaker upon seeing my "insolitus" reaction to a...shall we say... recently departed soul (sic) they were removing from my mom's house last year. I bet he would have know the word. :shock:
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Postby eberntson » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:05 pm

A search on Google for insolitology only returns 3,210 references, the majority refer to the insolitology.com website. I think this is a word to watch because it really does fit well into the Intranet vocabulary.

As for crackpots, I am not one, I am still working on metamorphasizing into an eccentric.
EBERNTSON
Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more,
and all good things will be yours.
--R. Burns

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Postby skinem » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:25 pm

As for crackpots, I am not one, I am still working on metamorphasizing into an eccentric.
Rather than calling you an eccentric here in the South, we call folks "characters"...code for "nuts"! :D

Me, I passed eccentric a long time ago and am now comfortably weird.

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Postby eberntson » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:31 pm

Funny, I passed weird a decade ago, and am heading to eccentric. Weird to me is someone that is unaware of their strangeness. Eccentrics are aware they just don't care.

My goal is eccentric & harmless, mostly.
EBERNTSON
Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more,
and all good things will be yours.
--R. Burns


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