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« Reply #915 on: March 21, 2012, 10:02:57 pm »

"lagymtimley."

Yes. That really happened. It took me some time to figure out what the student meant.
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« Reply #916 on: March 22, 2012, 8:26:01 am »

"lagymtimley."

Yes. That really happened. It took me some time to figure out what the student meant.

Legitimately?
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« Reply #917 on: March 22, 2012, 10:51:24 am »

Legitimately?

Bingo!
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« Reply #918 on: March 22, 2012, 2:02:47 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.
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« Reply #919 on: March 22, 2012, 2:08:38 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.

There is water all over my screen.

This, m_d, is destined to be a classic of upserdity.
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« Reply #920 on: March 22, 2012, 2:50:19 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.

Despite what George Lucas would have us believe, Gweedo *did not* shoot first.
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« Reply #921 on: March 22, 2012, 2:57:47 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.

Ah-mazing.
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« Reply #922 on: March 22, 2012, 4:27:10 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.

You owe me a new keyboard, m_d! That's fantastic.
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« Reply #923 on: March 23, 2012, 1:07:47 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.

Probably he borrowed a lot of money from Guido, and....

Okay, I'm guessing "Guinevere," but I'm not sure.  With whom else did King Arthur have a strained relationship?
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« Reply #924 on: March 23, 2012, 1:45:15 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.

Probably he borrowed a lot of money from Guido, and....

Okay, I'm guessing "Guinevere," but I'm not sure.  With whom else did King Arthur have a strained relationship?

Lancelot comes to mind, but "Gweedo" seems like a stretch for that one.
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« Reply #925 on: March 23, 2012, 2:00:14 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.

Probably he borrowed a lot of money from Guido, and....

Okay, I'm guessing "Guinevere," but I'm not sure.  With whom else did King Arthur have a strained relationship?

Lancelot comes to mind, but "Gweedo" seems like a stretch for that one.

Or Gawaine?
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« Reply #926 on: March 25, 2012, 5:06:29 pm »

King Author is, apparently, a great hero except for his strained relationship with Gweedo.

Probably he borrowed a lot of money from Guido, and....

Okay, I'm guessing "Guinevere," but I'm not sure.  With whom else did King Arthur have a strained relationship?

Lancelot comes to mind, but "Gweedo" seems like a stretch for that one.

Or Gawaine?

Galahad, Gawaine, Gareth are the only Gs from the Winchester Round Table; other sources include more names.  Malory's list:

Sir Gahalantine, Sir Gaheris, Sir Galagars (Book 4, Chapter 4), Sir Galahad (Book 13, Chapter 4), Duke Galahad the haut prince, Sir Galihodin, Sir Galihud (Book 18, Chapter 3), Sir Galleron of Galway, Sir Gareth, Sir Gautere, Sir Gawaine, Sir Gillemere, Sir Gingalin, Sir Griflet le Fise de Dieu, Sir Gromere Grommor's son, Sir Guyart le Petite, Sir Gromore Somir Joure (Book 20, Chapter 2).

I suppose we can't blame the student too much if he or she was expected to know the details of all the knights listed in Malory (I've read Mallory and I don't remember most of these guys), but I doubt that this was the case.  King Author?  Seriously?

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« Reply #927 on: April 07, 2012, 10:52:45 am »

From a set of exams:

contemery
Fiz (clue: another student wrote Fiterzgerald)
preaking
slumb
alinearloneness
blantly
advertily
taboo-ish
(more a neologism that tickled me)

and my favorite: self-loaved. (Mr. A. says that "self-loaved" sounds like self-gratification for bakers.)
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« Reply #928 on: April 07, 2012, 8:24:23 pm »

From a set of exams:

contemery
Fiz (clue: another student wrote Fiterzgerald)
preaking
slumb
alinearloneness
blantly
advertily
taboo-ish
(more a neologism that tickled me)

and my favorite: self-loaved. (Mr. A. says that "self-loaved" sounds like self-gratification for bakers.)

Ooh, Dr. A., I think this is excellent fodder for the "Definitions" thread.  I do have to wonder, though, if "advertily" is the opposite of "inadvertently".
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« Reply #929 on: April 07, 2012, 9:41:09 pm »

From a set of exams:

contemery
Fiz (clue: another student wrote Fiterzgerald)
preaking
slumb
alinearloneness
blantly
advertily
taboo-ish
(more a neologism that tickled me)

and my favorite: self-loaved. (Mr. A. says that "self-loaved" sounds like self-gratification for bakers.)

Ooh, Dr. A., I think this is excellent fodder for the "Definitions" thread.  I do have to wonder, though, if "advertily" is the opposite of "inadvertently".

I've never been to that thread. I'm trying to remember what "advertily" was supposed to be. The opposite of "inadvertently" is a darned good guess.
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