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July 1, 2006 10:07 AM   Subscribe

The Phrontistery presents A Compendium of Lost Words
posted by anastasiav (14 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Otherwise known as The Compendium of Awesome Band Names.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:13 AM on July 1, 2006


What's another word for quadruple?
posted by nylon at 10:48 AM on July 1, 2006


gelicide n 1656 -1681
a frost
Unfortunately, the flowers were killed too soon by an early gelicide.


Gelicide sounds like a new contraceptive : >
posted by amberglow at 10:52 AM on July 1, 2006


murklins adv 1568 -1674
in the dark
She stumbled murklins about the house until she found the light switch.


love that one.
posted by amberglow at 10:54 AM on July 1, 2006


New to me and rather good. Although I was sure that agromania was a desire to fight. A lot.
posted by econous at 10:59 AM on July 1, 2006


"weedicide - something that kills weeds"

..that's a joke, surely.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 11:01 AM on July 1, 2006


What's another word for quadruple?

Well, fine. Searching on the URL and the word Phrontistery brought up nothing. *sigh*

I will ask Mathowie to delete.
posted by anastasiav at 11:03 AM on July 1, 2006


underwit! :^)
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:54 AM on July 1, 2006


My day has come!
posted by phrontist at 11:59 AM on July 1, 2006


(no affiliation with the site I might add)
posted by phrontist at 12:00 PM on July 1, 2006


homerkin n 1662 -1663
old liquid measure for beer
"I'm so thirsty I could drink a homerkin of beer," Simpson lamented.


This one sounds like a line out of a Simpson episode from 1663.
posted by chance at 1:52 PM on July 1, 2006 [1 favorite]


And let me be the first to say that the Simpsons was much better in 1663, when they had Sam Pepys and half the Royal Society moonlighting for them.
posted by languagehat at 2:42 PM on July 1, 2006


Great to see someone on the web encourage flosculation, but for me the urette colour palette, welmish background image and poorly soleated layout points to a nequient web designer.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:02 PM on July 1, 2006 [1 favorite]


give it another 400 years and you can add 'Blog' and 'Web 2.0' and 'Internests' and 'Jiggy' to the list.
posted by carsonb at 9:54 PM on July 1, 2006


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