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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    if you ever check to see who's online you'll notice that there is ALWAYS at least one guest, usually more, reading this thread. this is obviously a question at the forefront of a lot of peoples minds.
    for some unknown reason it's the most searched for term at dissensus. that and g.r.i.m.e.

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    "To shorten so as to distort the meaning"
    word that I was thinking of is indeed "bowdlerize", thanks dominic
    I don't think that's exactly what "bowdlerize" means - I think it specifically means to censor or make suitable for younger (or just more innocent) people by cutting bits out - probably at the expense of quality. ie the aim is not to distort the meaning although that may well be the effect.
    Yeah, here you go (from wikipedia I'm afraid but that's how I understood it already):

    "Thomas Bowdler (July 11, 1754 – February 24, 1825) was an English physician who published an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's work that he considered to be more appropriate than the original for women and children. He similarly edited Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. His expurgation was the subject of some criticism and ridicule and, through the eponym bowdlerise (or bowdlerize)[1], his name is now associated with prudish censorship of literature, motion pictures and television programmes."
    Good word anyway.

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    What is the endless fascination with this thread?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    What is the endless fascination with this thread?!
    People’s not knowing that the word pronounced as ‘repoire’ (in General American) is spelled ‘rapport’. I was in the same camp once upon a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guybrush View Post
    People’s not knowing that the word pronounced ‘repoire’ (in General American) is spelled ‘rapport’. I was in the same camp once upon a time.
    Only in America!

    (And Sweden, obviously).

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    & so wtf is occurring here then?
    http://aolscandal.com/k/repoire
    is this fake word inventing itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    & so wtf is occurring here then?
    http://aolscandal.com/k/repoire
    is this fake word inventing itself?
    it's true now then! OP is correct - wow

    'sesquipedalian' is a firm fav of mine

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    http://www.futilitycloset.com/2014/02/08/dreamed-up/

    repoire

    verb [C] /ˈrep.ə.wɑːr/ US /-ɚ.wɑːr/
    › to pear again, repeat the action of pearing:

    late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin reporare, from re- 'back' + porare '.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    & so wtf is occurring here then?
    http://aolscandal.com/k/repoire
    is this fake word inventing itself?
    hahahahahaha

    At the end of days, we can all be glad that, after all the arguing about microgenres and loose house, we contributed to the invention of a new word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    if you ever check to see who's online you'll notice that there is ALWAYS at least one guest, usually more, reading this thread. this is obviously a question at the forefront of a lot of peoples minds.
    still true/

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