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Post by Scone Lover » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:12 pm

Are there words that, when you type them, they make you look at them and wonder?

Here is one............. SUBMIT

Where the hell did it come from? It sounds like an under glove or something!

Anyone got any ideas?

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Post by J.R. » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:42 pm

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Post by bap » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:04 pm

Sorry - I can't help with a definition for "submit", but those clever chaps on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue offer the following [for the uninitiated:GG = Graham Garden, BC = Barry Cryer, SF = Stephen Fry and TBT is Tim Brooke-Taylor]:

GG. Negligent - a man who wears lingerie
SF. Cryogenic - when you turn out in a photo to look like Barry
BC. Stir fry - to arouse Stephen
TBT. Parsnip - dad's vasectomy
TBT. Marmite - mum's possibly up for it
GG. Wallaby - someone aspiring to be a kangaroo
SF. Countryside - to kill Piers Morgan
GG. Tomahawk - a vegetable of prey
BC. Diphthong - to wash an undergarment
SF. Lip synch - a lady's intimate washbasin
TBT. ...as used by Piers Morgan
BC. Placebo - a Spanish tenor who does nothing for me
SF. Rectitude - the angle at which a thermometer should be inserted
GG. Homophobe - somebody who doesn't like the Simpson’s
SF. Portent - the Millennium Dome

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Post by Scone Lover » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:35 pm

Nice one BAP

JR, they get more painful by the day

So what is Fitz Nicentight then?

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Re: Words

Post by DavebytheSea » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:48 pm

Scone Lover wrote:Are there words that, when you type them, they make you look at them and wonder?

Here is one............. SUBMIT

Where the hell did it come from? It sounds like an under glove or something!

Anyone got any ideas?
must be from the French - mettre=to put or place and the prefifix sub makes it to place under i.e to place forward or tender. No time to check dictionary, but i suspect that's something like it. (Show off!)
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Post by Scone Lover » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:54 pm

The word even looks french.

So why is there a K at the start of Knickers (I sense a JR moment coming)

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Post by J.R. » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:07 pm

Scone Lover wrote:The word even looks french.

So why is there a K at the start of Knickers (I sense a JR moment coming)
For the same reason there is a 'K' in knackers !
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Post by Scone Lover » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:08 pm

Which is?

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Re: Words

Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:48 pm

DavebytheSea wrote:
Scone Lover wrote:Are there words that, when you type them, they make you look at them and wonder?

Here is one............. SUBMIT

Where the hell did it come from? It sounds like an under glove or something!

Anyone got any ideas?
must be from the French - mettre=to put or place and the prefifix sub makes it to place under i.e to place forward or tender. No time to check dictionary, but i suspect that's something like it. (Show off!)
What have the Romans ever done for us?

Well, they came up with the verb submitto (submittere, submisi, submissum), for one thing, for which we and the French (soumettre) should be very grateful!
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Post by Scone Lover » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:24 pm

You have no idea how much better I feel knowing that submit is Latin not french.

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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:59 am

Scone Lover wrote:You have no idea how much better I feel knowing that submit is Latin not french.
Well, you might have been tempted to reach for the fags if your question hadn't been answered!
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Post by Scone Lover » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:08 pm

No way Richard, I tried one the other day to test myself. I had two puffs and put it out, it was horrible. I can't believe how much I have changed in the last 13 days

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Post by J.R. » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:25 pm

Scone Lover wrote:No way Richard, I tried one the other day to test myself. I had two puffs and put it out, it was horrible. I can't believe how much I have changed in the last 13 days
Observations on a cigarette paper, to..................
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Post by blondie95 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:28 pm

the best ideas are apparently those on the back of a fag pack

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Post by Scone Lover » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:16 am

In all the years I smoked, I don't think I ever read a fag packet

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