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tashabear
tashabear
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Just because the ceremony is a coronation, does not mean that one or both of the main participants has been coronated.

Well, okay, it's a word, like orientate is a word, but It Should Not Be Used.

i feel: irritated irritated

13 trips or shoot the rapids
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palegreyminion From: palegreyminion Date: November 3rd, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That drives me up a wall too.
mrgrumpybear From: mrgrumpybear Date: November 3rd, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC) (base camp)
liamstliam From: liamstliam Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I am still working on getting people to use event steward, head cook and gate.

I think we have won on dragon, farspeaker and -- I hope on smalls.
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC) (base camp)
How about edumacating them to the difference between "vivat" and "vivant". Or is Latin too hard for the poor little dears?

Pennsic is the only place that has Trolls. Everywhere else has gates.
liamstliam From: liamstliam Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Your troll/gate comment is not true, I fear.

Up here's it's always troll.

Many other places too.

Carolingia gas done better.

I kinda like "Ave!"
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: November 3rd, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC) (base camp)
The Troll/gate comment was "how it should be" rather than how it is. :(

I'm enjoying Darius' viral "Ave".
tashabear From: tashabear Date: November 3rd, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yeah... but this was on MSNBC.
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Does that mean at the end of their rain reign they get decoronated? and is that like being decorated or defenestrated?

squeakyjackie From: squeakyjackie Date: November 3rd, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Defenestrate... hehe... That's one of my favourite words... makes me giggle... :)
baronernst From: baronernst Date: November 3rd, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Don't listen to her! She just likes tossing people out of windows!
squeakyjackie From: squeakyjackie Date: November 4th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC) (base camp)
yes, I like tossing people out windows (which i haven't done in a loonngg time), and the noises they make on the way down? Funny!! ha! :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: November 4th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (base camp)
You say that like it's a bad thing...
redsquirrel From: redsquirrel Date: November 4th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC) (base camp)
I used to use it occasionally to be funny. You know, when you deliberately use a non-word that you and your audience know is just Wrong. Then I realized that there were people who actually used it in all seriousness.

After recovering from my stunned astonishment, I no longer employ the word because I don't want to encourage these misguided folk. Plus there is now the danger that parts of my audience will no longer Get It.
13 trips or shoot the rapids