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Most Erudite Poster - Word of the Week Competition

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Hugh Jarse, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    There are many erudite and sagacious posters here in Gaggerland.

    To raise the level of discussion and to reward those who rise to such lofty heights, I am proposing a Word of The Week Competition.

    The Rules will be fairly simple.

    Once a week (typically on Sunday), the Word of the Week will be posted on this Thread.

    Competitors wishing to claim "Word of the Week" points should have to simply cut and paste a copy of their post from "Rugby Discussion" Forum in the "Word of the week" thread for it to count.

    One entry per person per week will count. If a poster wants to use a second post in lieu of a previous entry, then overwrite the previous entry with the "edit post" functionality.

    Bonus points may be awarded for the manner in which the Word of the Week has been deployed. Similarly Points may be deducted for inappropriate use of the Word of the Week, or Trying too hard.

    Lets See how it goes.

    The inaugural Word of the Week is:
    saccade, n,
    1. The movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change, as in reading.
    2. The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.
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  2. dobduff11 Trevor Allan (34)

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    first poster on the inaugural Word of the week, i think anyway

    all greg will want to do is saccade across those bank notes if he moved across to Union, tbh Queensland don't have the cash for him
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  3. Spewn Alex Ross (28)

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    It's a noun. Nice try but no cigar. My saccade across your post detected the error. It was so blatant that I did not need to analyse closely; the saccadic view was all that was needed.
  4. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Spewn, Don't misunderestimate the level of grammatic errors made by Gaggerlanders. A lovely feature of the English language is its' ability to evolve. Unfortunately it is evolving too much towards becoming the American language.

    Nouns are becoming verbs with increasing frequency.

    Competitors now "Medal" when they finish in the first 3 places. No reason in these enlightened post George W. days why the noun saccade can't be used as a verb.
  5. barbarian Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I refudiate that totally, I think our vocabulary is fine.
  6. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Or indeed to devolve. Over-apostrophication? Yes, I love a good neologism.
  7. Moses Simon Poidevin (60)

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  8. Spewn Alex Ross (28)

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    Hugh,

    A noun that is also a verb? You are now talking my language - a gerund.
  9. Spewn Alex Ross (28)

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    It was a hot, humid night. She moved her hands behind her back and unclasped her bra, emptying her breasts from their shear confines like two great sacks of flour. Her hands moved two her briefs, sliding them off her shapely hips. He stood watching, his mind awash with dirty, sinful thoughts. A saccade inevitable with his eyes darting rapidly from the spectacular thrust of her bosom to the wisp of pubic hair atop the conjunction of her thighs.
  10. Rothschild Banned

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    Gees she looked hot
  11. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Aaark! What have I started:eek:
    The word of the week is supposed to be used in a rugby context.

    She does sound hot now that you mention it.
  12. Spewn Alex Ross (28)

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    I forgot to add:

    Afterwards, when the messy business was over, and he had pulled up short like a horse's saccade, they settled down together to watch the Wallabies wallop France.
  13. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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  14. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    So something like:

    "An unruly outbreak of forum violence between the two opposing factions on the matter of the player best suited at 12 for the Wallabies required a moderator to step in and saccade the parties involved."
  15. Spewn Alex Ross (28)

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    No. Nothing like that Blue.
  16. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    My Contribution

    Superseded post for Word of the Week. Several George W. Bush type neologisms. No gerunds unfortunately.
  17. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Noice, I type as my inebriate eyes perform a saccadian dance across the pixellated medium that entrances and befuddles my cognitive sentience, bereft as I am of coherent sensibility to enunciate my cognitive processes in such a way as to relate some type of lucid acuity to these disparate thoughts that transgress my cerebral neurosphere.
  18. RugbyFuture Lord Logo

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    I can type words.
  19. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    What did I do to annoy you so much, Panda-man? Clearly I have upset you somehow?
    BTW - it's a thread about farkin' words.
  20. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Call me pedantic but I NEVER want to see the word "shear" anywhere near anything shaggingly. Even if it is alliterative.

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