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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2017, 08:59:23 PM »
Why, at almost 5-bloody-a-bloody-m, whilst laying awake after a trip to the loo, does my mind suddenly think of "marked" as a synonym for "significant" - as in, "He had a [insert here] effect on history"! Back to the link with "signal" and "signature" again, "making one's mark", on paper, in a job or situation . . .
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Tsk, brains, who can tell how they work?

Oh, maybe people like you, Silver?

:lol: I would love to be able to see the thought processes that go on in yours! :P  ;D

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(And twice my normal wine ration, as I have had tonight, oft causes me to wax lyrical. I'll hope the waning bit waits 'til the morning...)
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2017, 09:24:10 PM »
Why, at almost 5-bloody-a-bloody-m, whilst laying awake after a trip to the loo, does my mind suddenly think of "marked" as a synonym for "significant" - as in, "He had a [insert here] effect on history"! Back to the link with "signal" and "signature" again, "making one's mark", on paper, in a job or situation . . .
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Tsk, brains, who can tell how they work?

Oh, maybe people like you, Silver?

:lol: I would love to be able to see the thought processes that go on in yours! :P  ;D

My mind is a butterfly, it flits from interesting flower to interesting flower - merely sampling here, drinking deeply of the nectar of knowledge there. A hundred flowers a day are needed to find a gem.

(And twice my normal wine ration, as I have had tonight, oft causes me to wax lyrical. I'll leave the waning bit 'til the morning...)

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"A hundred flowers a day are needed to find a gem."

Or suffer an nectar overdose.

Sorry, I'm incapable of being poetic today. :P 
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2017, 09:41:45 PM »
Why, at almost 5-bloody-a-bloody-m, whilst laying awake after a trip to the loo, does my mind suddenly think of "marked" as a synonym for "significant" - as in, "He had a [insert here] effect on history"! Back to the link with "signal" and "signature" again, "making one's mark", on paper, in a job or situation . . .
,

Tsk, brains, who can tell how they work?

Oh, maybe people like you, Silver?

:lol: I would love to be able to see the thought processes that go on in yours! :P  ;D

My mind is a butterfly, it flits from interesting flower to interesting flower - merely sampling here, drinking deeply of the nectar of knowledge there. A hundred flowers a day are needed to find a gem.

(And twice my normal wine ration, as I have had tonight, oft causes me to wax lyrical. I'll leave the waning bit 'til the morning...)

:grin:

"A hundred flowers a day are needed to find a gem."

Or suffer an nectar overdose.

Sorry, I'm incapable of being poetic today. :P

You cannot overdose on the nectar of knowledge!

(Been known to overdose on mead, the holy spirit distilled from the nectar of flowers, though. (OK, it's brewed from honey but that is so mundane . . .))
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2017, 04:53:15 PM »
'Randomically'...is that even a word? :notsure: I know 'randomly' but have never seen 'randomically' before.
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #64 on: September 17, 2017, 05:01:22 PM »
'Randomically'...is that even a word? :notsure: I know 'randomly' but have never seen 'randomically' before.

It's not in the Oxford English Dictionary, and is likely an invention of the writer. Certainly superfluous to requirements.  :D
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #65 on: September 17, 2017, 05:04:34 PM »
'Randomically'...is that even a word? :notsure: I know 'randomly' but have never seen 'randomically' before.

Sounds like a description of a fast moving, multi-participant, free-choice stand-up comedy show!

Seems it could be made-up, but does that qualify it as a word? Best entry I found was this one

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/83611/what-does-randomically-mean
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2017, 05:06:09 PM »
It's bloody done it again!

Try to post and the thingie goes tound and nothing happens for a long time. Cancel and try to resend and nothing happens at all. Go back a page on the browser and post agspain - that works, but seems the first one got posted anyway, just the notification and refresh does not reach me.
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2017, 05:27:46 PM »
'Randomically'...is that even a word? :notsure: I know 'randomly' but have never seen 'randomically' before.

It's not in the Oxford English Dictionary, and is likely an invention of the writer. Certainly superfluous to requirements.  :D

Superfluous to the British Corpus anyway - America sometimes seems to go in strange language directions and retains a lot of words we now think of as archaisms here.

If I had found this word put into the mouth in one of the characters in, say, Spike Milligan's, "Puckoon", (or even Dylan Thomas', "Llareggub") I would have just accepted it and read on.
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2017, 06:58:42 PM »
Yeah...I pretty sure they meant 'randomly', as in randomly assigned to different groups. I tried looking up if 'randomically' was some obscure statistical term but couldn't find anything.
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2017, 07:01:10 PM »
It's bloody done it again!

Try to post and the thingie goes tound and nothing happens for a long time. Cancel and try to resend and nothing happens at all. Go back a page on the browser and post agspain - that works, but seems the first one got posted anyway, just the notification and refresh does not reach me.

I hate it when that happens! That's why I always copy my lengthy replies before posting, I don't have the patience to retype the whole thing! :haironfire:
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2017, 04:05:31 AM »
'Randomically'...is that even a word? :notsure: I know 'randomly' but have never seen 'randomically' before.

It's not in the Oxford English Dictionary, and is likely an invention of the writer. Certainly superfluous to requirements.  :D

Superfluous to the British Corpus anyway . . .

The OED covers American words, and more:

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The varieties of English covered include British English, American English, Australian English, New Zealand English, the Englishes of South and South-East Asia, Southern Africa, and the Caribbean, among others.

. . . America sometimes seems to go in strange language directions and retains a lot of words we now think of as archaisms here.

I'm 100% in agreement with you here.  :)

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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2017, 07:37:58 AM »
'Randomically'...is that even a word? :notsure: I know 'randomly' but have never seen 'randomically' before.

It's not in the Oxford English Dictionary, and is likely an invention of the writer. Certainly superfluous to requirements.  :D

Superfluous to the British Corpus anyway . . .

The OED covers American words, and more:

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The varieties of English covered include British English, American English, Australian English, New Zealand English, the Englishes of South and South-East Asia, Southern Africa, and the Caribbean, among others.

. . . America sometimes seems to go in strange language directions and retains a lot of words we now think of as archaisms here.

I'm 100% in agreement with you here.  :)
Ah, I have the ODE, Oxford Dictionary of English, but that is about 15 years old! That's aged for a dictionary these days.

Sorry, my comment was just a small dig at American English, or perhaps more American usage. Especially if your name is George W Bush? Hmm, "Bush's Usage and Abusage of American English" , sounds like a viable title!
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #72 on: September 18, 2017, 07:42:04 AM »
Was it Bush who used the word "irregardless"?

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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #73 on: September 18, 2017, 07:56:33 AM »
Was it Bush who used the word "irregardless"?
Dunno, but it is defined, as an alternative for "regardless," in Oxford Dictionaries. Good chance it was though!
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #74 on: September 19, 2017, 06:07:47 AM »
"Hungrinator"

A person who destroys everything in his/her path to get to the food lol
But, uh...well there it is.
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