The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

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The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by jdaw1 » 18:58 Tue 01 Jul 2014

The great duel is underway, forsooth. Who can use the word “forsooth” the most often (obviously excluding those in this thread, and excluding quotations). Let’s recap the goals so far.

First blood to Owen.
Last autumn, [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=60225#p60225]here[/url], LGTrotter wrote:Cockburn LBV 2007. Dreadful, tastes of pineapple, forsooth.
Second blood to Owen.
And third blood to, err, Owen.
On Tuesday 1st July 2014, [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=%2078464#p78464]here[/url], LGTrotter wrote:Glenn, I was not even going to dignify it with an answer. Taylor forsooth.
So the score so far:
LGTrotter 3 : 0 Rest Of World
We can do better, forsooth.

(And yes, there are more than zero words that only I have used on this forum. But I’m guessing you won’t find any, excepting the non-words in PostScript.)

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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by LGTrotter » 19:17 Tue 01 Jul 2014

I note with disdain that 'zounds', 'gramercy' and 'filibuster' have never made it onto the payroll until now. I note with delight that 'tuppence' has.

Are you saying I'm getting repetitive Julian?

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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by LGTrotter » 23:15 Wed 02 Jul 2014

Nothing wrong with 'nugatory' and 'plangent' as words either.

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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by LGTrotter » 23:23 Wed 02 Jul 2014

And why does Pliny make it but Herodotus doesn't? Or Bede for that matter.

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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by djewesbury » 07:55 Thu 03 Jul 2014

Oh dear, I see we're indulging him now...
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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by LGTrotter » 02:13 Mon 07 Jul 2014

jdaw1 wrote:(And yes, there are more the zero words that only I have used on this forum. But I’m guessing you won’t find any, excepting the non-words in PostScript.)
Anathema was a word only you had used until I used it today. I shall hunt down all the others and shoot them like dogs.

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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by djewesbury » 22:27 Mon 07 Jul 2014

Arrant
Trepanning
Reheboth
Filibuster
Wainscoting
Architrave
Reredos
Dithyramb
Sphinges
Paschal
Bocage
Meliorist

The rule of the game is that anyone who can introduce one of these words in another thread - one of the serious ones - in such a way that it's clearly in context, and not remotely gratuitous, wins points, as determined by me. Once all the words are exhausted we see who's got most points.
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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Mon 07 Jul 2014

Do I get an extra half point for having been the only person yet to use the word “pessimal”? And no, the idea is not arrant nonsense: it rewards those who have anticipated this game.

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Post by DRT » 23:57 Mon 07 Jul 2014

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8617&p=78748#p78748]Here[/url] LGTrotter wrote:A further thought; I think much can be told about the future of a particular wine if we consider the architecture of a wine. Too often the basics are overlooked and we consider the unimportant fripperies, the wainscotting, the architraves. What of the bricks and mortar? Ask yourself with each port; does this have a firm foundation? (n.b. two 't's).
A Hat-trick? (with an extra half point for humiliating Daniel with the double-t jibe?)
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:01 Tue 08 Jul 2014

My usage was better, but eight minutes slow.

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Re: Predicting the future

Post by djewesbury » 00:03 Tue 08 Jul 2014

Moved from immediately after this post in the thread entitled Predicting the future.
LGTrotter wrote:A further thought; I think much can be told about the future of a particular wine if we consider the architecture of a wine. Too often the basics are overlooked and we consider the unimportant fripperies, the wainscotting, the architraves. What of the bricks and mortar? Ask yourself with each port; does this have a firm foundation? (n.b. two 't's).
You lose all your points by trying to be too clever. Wainscoting has only one T.
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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by djewesbury » 00:03 Tue 08 Jul 2014

DRT wrote:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8617&p=78748#p78748]Here[/url] LGTrotter wrote:A further thought; I think much can be told about the future of a particular wine if we consider the architecture of a wine. Too often the basics are overlooked and we consider the unimportant fripperies, the wainscotting, the architraves. What of the bricks and mortar? Ask yourself with each port; does this have a firm foundation? (n.b. two 't's).
A Hat-trick? (with an extra half point for humiliating Daniel with the double-t jibe?)
See the response in the relevant post. He compounded his solecism by cleaving so to its rightness.

EDIT: But a nice try. In the spirit of the game at least.
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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by LGTrotter » 00:04 Tue 08 Jul 2014

Love pessimal.
DRT wrote:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8617&p=78748#p78748]Here[/url] LGTrotter wrote:A further thought; I think much can be told about the future of a particular wine if we consider the architecture of a wine. Too often the basics are overlooked and we consider the unimportant fripperies, the wainscotting, the architraves. What of the bricks and mortar? Ask yourself with each port; does this have a firm foundation? (n.b. two 't's).
A Hat-trick? (with an extra half point for humiliating Daniel with the double-t jibe?)
Oh no, don't set Daniel on me, I shall be exposed for the arrant (again) meliorist I am.

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Post by djewesbury » 00:05 Tue 08 Jul 2014

Moved from immediately after this post in the thread entitled Software that makes placemats.
jdaw1 wrote:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=57366#p57366]Here[/url] PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:‟Pretentious? Qui, moi?” was not a criticism. But, for my taste, ‟/Lintel” is currently winning. Maybe it should be /PostsAndLintel, but brevity is desired.
Alternative: /Goalposts
The variant /Architrave, or /PostsAndArchitrave, has been suggested. I think it not worth the bother of the change.
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Re: Predicting the future

Post by LGTrotter » 00:05 Tue 08 Jul 2014

I think you might find...

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LGTrotter wrote:I think you might find...
Yes, me too.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:13 Tue 08 Jul 2014

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jdaw1 wrote:FYI, Ramos Pinto have asked whether João Nicolau de Almeida should start with a formal presentation, including slides. I have asked not, preferring that the dithyramb come in the middle of the event, after JNdA has tasted the Ports himself, and is much less formal. Presumably he will speak alone.
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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by jdaw1 » 00:19 Tue 08 Jul 2014

Some posts on this subject have been moved here — as they distract from other conversations on other subjects.

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Post by LGTrotter » 00:24 Tue 08 Jul 2014

I am pleased to say that I do not have to look up dithyramb to know that it has not been used correctly. I think.

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Post by DRT » 00:24 Tue 08 Jul 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Some posts on this subject have been moved here — as they distract from other conversations on other subjects.
Golden rule broken. If you are going to Admin tell people what has moved from where to where.
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Post by LGTrotter » 00:26 Tue 08 Jul 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Some posts on this subject have been moved here — as they distract from other conversations on other subjects.
Green penned again...

It was that wicked Jewesbury wot made me do it.

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LGTrotter wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Some posts on this subject have been moved here — as they distract from other conversations on other subjects.
Green penned again...

It was that wicked Jewesbury wot made me do it.
Forsooth!
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Post by djewesbury » 00:29 Tue 08 Jul 2014

LGTrotter wrote:I am pleased to say that I do not have to look up dithyramb to know that it has not been used correctly. I think.
It has been used entirely correctly. An extra point to Julian for your being such a bad sport.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:30 Tue 08 Jul 2014

LGTrotter wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Some posts on this subject have been moved here — as they distract from other conversations on other subjects.
Green penned again...

It was that wicked Jewesbury wot made me do it.
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Some posts on this subject have been moved here — as they distract from other conversations on other subjects.
Golden rule broken. If you are going to Admin tell people what has moved from where to where.
But it was I who was green-penned, and I was told.
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Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

Post by DRT » 00:36 Tue 08 Jul 2014

Future readers will not know what went where.

Golden rule broken.

Do you want me to write it in green?
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