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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Polyprefixation

polyglot goes not mean multiple wives, that's polygamy or polyamory DUH

Conglobate might be my new favorite word.

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  1. Like the people who take out their baseball bats on p├Ždiatricians.

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    1. I wonder if paediatriciophiles face similar problems

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    2. Could be worse. Think of the poor podophiles.

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  2. A couple of years ago, creationist Ray Comfort thought he was being insulted when someone called him a "bibliophile".

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/ray-comfort-thinks-that-bibliophile-is-an-insult/

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    1. Some (straight) people get insulted when you imply that they are heterosexual.

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  3. Say Malachi, how many languages do you speak?

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    1. I don't speak any of them perfectly, of course, but German, Italian, French and fleeting wisps of Spanish. I'm certainly not eligible to be counted among some of those hyperpolyglots, but I was talking to Benny the Irish Polyglot and the idea for this comic came up.

      How many languages do you speak?

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    2. Swedish, English and a smidge Japanse.

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    3. I'd say that makes you a polyglot. Just by a smidge

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  4. Once I used the word "polyglot" (I don't remember the context anymore) and my mom hadn't heard the word before, and said it sounded like some kind of disease! But then, you never can predict what she's going to say...

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    1. It does kind of sound like a disease. "I'm terribly sorry. The tests have come through, and you've got the conglobating polyglots."

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