Nick the Monk-Rom (csn) wrote in word4today,
Nick the Monk-Rom
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A word!

Well, this is the most useful community I've seen yet.

Here's my word: neologist: Someone who invents new words.

See, so now you can say, "Hand me the panzokrats!" And when the other person says, "What!?" You can say, "Don't insult me! I'm a neologist!" And they'll think you're some kind of doctor.
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neologist is a good word, I prefer panzokrats, though. It sounds interesting.

Does panzokrats have a definition? I wouldn't want to use it out of context.

panzokrats panzokrats panzokrats - i can't get enough of it...

pan: a pan... doh!
zo: not totally a zoo, half a zoo maybe?
krats: ugly animal-like peeps in tiny gray suits who work for some political party?

e.
hah! Most amusing! I hereby appoint you the keeper of the sacred word, PANZOKRATS! Use it how you wish, but never abuse its power! For it holds many dark secrets..
I promise to use PANZOKRATS when it's appropriate. I won't abuse it.
P.S. I like haiku a lot also, but it seems that most people in those communities don't know that a haiku has to be in the present, and has to deal with or mention nature in some way.
I know that... I just like to make "silly haiku(s)"

I don't think we're supposed to say haikuS since it's a Japanese word and Japanese words don't have plural.

?

e.
...maybe I should verify that but... my friends told me "don't say Haikus, it's wrong, no plural in Japanese"

!

e - *presently surfing the net to find the TRUTH!*
There are no plural forms in Japanese. Whether you refer to the equivalent of "a book" or "many books", the word used is always just hon. A listener understands on the basis of context whether what is being referred to is singular or plural in number.

hon = "a book"
hon = "(many) books"

----------------My friends travel to Japan on a monthly basis and they say that it's strange how Japaese people will just look at an object and discuss it. They don't necessarily say "I want this object" they'll go "I want" and look at the object.

I cannot explain it very well. :P I'm sorry!

e.
Yes, I have heard that it is a very complex language. I know people who have spent many years with the language but still have trouble reading much! They have told me you need to know several thousand kanji just to read a newspaper. (Of course, if Japanese newspapers are anything like western newspapers, I think that it would vary widely depending on the newspaper, but you get the idea.)

By the way, what's with the


e?
my friend D. is learning (for 3 consecutive years now) Japanese with a private teacher. he does speak it pretty well but the writing "is a headache" says he. :)

the "e." is my signature. i always sign and i know it bugs people = another one of my bad habits!

s.
That's what I hear, I want to learn it though, probably.
I was thinking about it, I think maybe it might be used to describe some class of people..like a plutocrat, or an autocrat, but this one, it is a PANZOcrat, with a K, so it is extra cheesy. Now, the key is unearthing who these strange panzo people are..
plutocrat, or an autocrat... Panzocrat now sounds Mexican to me.

does the word hypocrat exist?

I'm asking because I am French and I just think hypocrat is also a great word!

PS: are there other communities like this one?

:)
It does!
Hypocrat: One who belongs to a class of hypochondriacs?

oui!

I don't know, I just discovered this one actually, but I like it, and you are an interesting person yourself.
...interesting? moi? well I'll take that as a compliment!

I like words. It's an obssession.

PS: do you know this game called "cadavres exquis" in French, where you write a line then the other person writes another - you fold the paper & write the other line, and then on...? It's my favourite game (other than Illiterate Scrabble).
No, no..I haven't heard of that, explain more? And how does illiterate scrabble work?

I actually don't know French at all; but I do greatly enjoy French movies by the French director Godard!

And yes of course! Take it as a compliment! I like words a lot too. I borrowed this very interesting book actually, called The big book of beastly mispronounciations which is just as its title suggests.
illiterate scrabble is a game mom(ydearest) and i created! we must write words with 'often-seen mistakes and/or typos'. it's NOT that easy, trust me & with a few glasses of wine it gets quite psychedelic :)

as for Cadavres Exquis (translation: exquisite cadavers*) it's about writing a first phrase, anything! then you fold the paper but leave on word on the next line for the other person to start from. and then on. until you get to the bottom of the page you have yourself one heck of a weird story.

my best & i play it once a week. often, we create a title for the story. the last time we wrote a stories on various topics, such as:


I'd write the beginning of the title & he'd write the rest:

"10 tricks to help them feel a little bit of your masculinity"

"The ultimate gay recipes, a book of old shoe laces & greed"

"Boudu & the little girl in the shape of powdery undies"

"Groundbeef muffins means there's a possiblity God is within"

"Phyllis Diller's in town and I'm going to knock you dead"

I'm crazy... and these titles weren't that good...
* the first time (recorded) that that game was done a person wrote


cadavre

and asked the other person to write an adjective..

exquis!

and it became the name o da game!

:)
Hmm..interesting.
a Panzer is a kind of tank, so maybe a Panzokrat could be a person who owns or produces said tanks.
That's a good one! I like it too (wish it came from me! lol)

e.
Ah..now we're getting somewhere!