Ismisticschizmaticism?

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  1. Precepts

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    Is this really a word? Why, or why not? Can it be accurately translated in the regard of it actually being a word, or not?
     
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    Words are signs or symbols that represent something. Words do not have inherent meaning. A word has meaning only with reference to what it symbolizes. That is what makes translation possible. Two different words can symbolize or signify the same thing.
     
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    Say it fast and it reminds me of the air being let out of a balloon . . or head.

    Shakesspeare made up hundreds of words. Translators often must, too. Part of the evolving of language.

    So if you want to "coin" a new word, go for it! Might see it in the OED someday. [​IMG]

    We all have a word already to describe you!
     
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    Someone, somewhere, coined every word in every language. I believe GOD IS IN CONTROL of all languages, and that HE determines what words make the usage list and which don't. An example in English is robot. This was originally a Czech word from "robota", meaning 'forced labor'. It was used in the play "R.U.R", written in 1920 by Czech playwright Karel Capek, which was performed in English with the word 'robot' retained.

    Isaac Asimov first called a mechanical humanoid a 'robot' in his 1950 science fiction book, "I, robot". From there, the word came to mean a machine that looks and performs something like a person, or a machine that automatically performs certain repetitive tasks.

    Another such word is "bazooka". This was a homemade musical instrument made, played, and named by the famous radio comedian Bob Burns(1890-1956). Since it took a "lotta wind" to play, the prevailing local slang at the time for a 'windy fella' was "bazoo, and somewhat resembled a kazoo in sound, Burns called it "bazooka". At least, this was his explanation, and since HE coined the word, who are WE to argue?

    Burns' bazooka was a whiskey funnel stuck into the end of a gas pipe. The M1 Rocket Launcher of 1941, with its flared muzzle made to protect the operator from the rocket's exhaust, looked a little like Burns' device, so the GIs who used it against Rommel's tanks in North Africa began calling it bazooka. Soon, so did the surviving captured Germans, who at first thought that a plane had hit their tanks with 500-lb bombs.

    There were many other such words coined by Asimov and other authors, and by other public figures that did NOT make the everyday usage list.That's why I believe our language is governed entirely by GOD. This is especially true when it comes to His own words for us.
     
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    Speaking in tongues are we? :D [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I can't believe I spent 5 minutes trying to pronounce it!!!!

    What a dufus I am.!!!
     
  6. Precepts

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    Hmm? I never would have related that sound to that, amazing you did!

    Shakespeare saw the need, so do I.

    I have the Foundation, not a foundry. It's already documented and coprywritten on the BB. It stands, now define it, I'll allow you that grace, but not necessarilly the definition unless accurate.

    I guess the judgemental do, why guess, the judgemental always have a word to describe those they judge?

    Now behave as your cohorts have behaved, give an answer to the question in point and quit pointing your finger, three are pointing back at you on the same hand.
     
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    Tiny,
    Confession is the first step to salvation. You will be saved in child bearing. Bear this "child" seen as "ismisticschizmaticism" by defintion, and I will declare you saved from the insanity of fitting to it's defintion.

    Cranston, I am utterly amazed at your response. How genuine and true! I almost feel like you like me now! [​IMG]
     
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    Ismisticschizmaticism:

    Simply means "Could you please pass the jelly?" in a slightly more cosmopolitan manner.
     
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    I'm having dificulty with the word.
    Does somebody know the tune that goes
    with it?
     

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