Important and Very Interesting Announcement

Posted by: logtroll

Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/24/11 09:25 PM

Over the past year, Reader Rant has participated in the Development of an Astounding Advancement in the Expansion and Enhancement of the English language.

A New Word was made up by the Logtroll and tested surreptitiously through a Programme of Incidental Use and response monitoring. No Ranters saw a need to Call Bullshit on the New Word, and acceptance was deemed entire by the Monitoring Committee.

After Several Months of testing the New Word, with approximately six insertions, Logtroll queried Moderator Greger as to why none of the Reader Rant Eggheads had Called Bullshit on the use of a word with No Meaning. Logtroll admitted to Moderator Greger that he had simply pulled the New Word out of his ass. As an interesting aside, the New Word was initially defined to mean, "Something pulled out of one's ass".

In the second round of testing, Moderator Greger also used the New Word liberally (Liberally?) and recorded the Reader Ranter Response, which again was zero.

Recently, Moderator Greger refined the definition of the New Word and submitted it to the folks at Urban Dictionary, where it has been accepted.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=temious

Yes, Ranters, the New Word is "Temious". Thank you all for being such pleasant and non-responsive guinea pigs. ThumbsUp
Posted by: Scoutgal

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/24/11 09:42 PM

Good for you. Logtroll-I am impressed! Bow
Posted by: loganrbt

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/24/11 09:50 PM

I must confess that I have not seen it used anywhere. I believe your definition, however, leaves out the most common occurrence of the rhetorical form you describe: the intentional and malicious purveying of false statements, also easily disproved by simple Google searches, for political purposes. The accidental or rash aspect of your word leaves out the many utterances of, for example, Rush Limbaugh, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, etc. I am not yet certain whether Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin are temious or vile.
Posted by: issodhos

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/24/11 10:59 PM

Originally Posted By: logtroll
A New Word was made up by the Logtroll and tested surreptitiously through a Programme of Incidental Use and response monitoring. No Ranters saw a need to Call Bullshit on the New Word, ...

Have you considered that perhaps you disguised it so well with so much other surrounding bullshite that it went un-noticed?:-)
Actually, not being a forum grammar nanny, and being a laid-back, easygoing, live-and-let-live kinda guy, I thought you simply were using a word the spelling of which might have been unfamiliar to you.
Yours,
Issodhos
P.s. My first comment was written totally in jest.:-)
Posted by: Irked

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/24/11 11:03 PM

A most useful word
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 12:27 AM

Originally Posted By: loganrbt
I must confess that I have not seen it used anywhere. I believe your definition, however, leaves out the most common occurrence of the rhetorical form you describe: the intentional and malicious purveying of false statements, also easily disproved by simple Google searches, for political purposes. The accidental or rash aspect of your word leaves out the many utterances of, for example, Rush Limbaugh, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, etc. I am not yet certain whether Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin are temious or vile.

Not sure how the Urban Dictionary works, but you all obviously knew what the New Word meant, so you should have some influence over further refining the definition, IMHO.
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 12:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
Good for you. Logtroll-I am impressed! Bow

Thank you. Bow
I owe a full ration to Greger for his participation and entrepreneurialism vis a vis the Urban Dictionary. ThumbsUp
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 12:33 AM

Originally Posted By: issodhos
Originally Posted By: logtroll
A New Word was made up by the Logtroll and tested surreptitiously through a Programme of Incidental Use and response monitoring. No Ranters saw a need to Call Bullshit on the New Word, ...

Have you considered that perhaps you disguised it so well with so much other surrounding bullshite that it went un-noticed?:-)
Actually, not being a forum grammar nanny, and being a laid-back, easygoing, live-and-let-live kinda guy, I thought you simply were using a word the spelling of which might have been unfamiliar to you.
Yours,
Issodhos
P.s. My first comment was written totally in jest.:-)

Really, Iss! You retract the compliment (superior bullshittery) and substitute an assumed misspelling? Rather temious of you, wot?
coffee(compost tea)
Posted by: Greger

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 12:45 AM

Quote:
I owe a full ration to Greger for his participation and entrepreneurialism

Really, tweren't nuthin', the word was just so wordlike it was a shame it hadn't already been deemed a word. Now it is forever ensconced in the halls of worddom.
Posted by: numan

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 03:31 AM

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Well, I certainly noticed the word and knew that it was not a word properly formed from Latin. I did not call attention to it, frankly, because there are so many errors of grammar, spelling and punctuation on this site that it would be more than a life's labor to call attention to them all, and since Americans, in general, are so tetchy and intolerant when their errors are pointed out to them, I try to save my efforts for the most egregious examples of departure from good style.
Posted by: mama

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 03:55 AM

cool logtroll..."how the hell" do you "pronounce" it? grin
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 04:29 AM

Thank you for noticing... rolleyes
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 04:31 AM

Originally Posted By: mama
cool logtroll..."how the hell" do you "pronounce" it? grin


Teem-ee-yus is popular. smile
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/25/11 04:59 AM

Originally Posted By: loganrbt
...I am not yet certain whether Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin are temious or vile.

One could think of them as vilemious? Hmm
Posted by: Hekate

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/26/11 03:21 AM

How does 'temious' differ from 'truthy'?
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/26/11 10:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Hekate
How does 'temious' differ from 'truthy'?



First, and most obvious, is that temious appears to be a real word, not a modern slang attempt at expressing something lamely due to a lack of education in language arts.

Second, temious is more bare-knuckled and disrespectful - noble qualities in forum street fighting.

From the Urban Dictionary:

"Truthiness: The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts."

"Temious: Made up, fabricated. Something which sounds true but has no basis in fact or reality."

In temious, one may, or not, wish a thing to be true... it's more of a cage match thing.
Posted by: Hekate

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/26/11 12:47 PM

Originally Posted By: logtroll
Originally Posted By: Hekate
How does 'temious' differ from 'truthy'?



First, and most obvious, is that temious appears to be a real word, not a modern slang attempt at expressing something lamely due to a lack of education in language arts.

Second, temious is more bare-knuckled and disrespectful - noble qualities in forum street fighting.

From the Urban Dictionary:

"Truthiness: The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts."

"Temious: Made up, fabricated. Something which sounds true but has no basis in fact or reality."

In temious, one may, or not, wish a thing to be true... it's more of a cage match thing.


I find your discussion both truthy and temious. devil
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/26/11 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Hekate
Originally Posted By: logtroll
Originally Posted By: Hekate
How does 'temious' differ from 'truthy'?



First, and most obvious, is that temious appears to be a real word, not a modern slang attempt at expressing something lamely due to a lack of education in language arts.

Second, temious is more bare-knuckled and disrespectful - noble qualities in forum street fighting.

From the Urban Dictionary:

"Truthiness: The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts."

"Temious: Made up, fabricated. Something which sounds true but has no basis in fact or reality."

In temious, one may, or not, wish a thing to be true... it's more of a cage match thing.


I find your discussion both truthy and temious. devil

Gosh! Thank you. rolleyes
Posted by: NW Ponderer

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/26/11 04:39 PM

Logtroll, I write, timorously, to congratulate you on your temerarious temerity in trying such a titanic dissimulation on this site and its tenants. While some might find it mendacious, I think it a testament to your tremendous tenacity, and a lack of tendentious trendency. Let me offer an officious felicitate testimonial to your attainment.
Posted by: Ted Remington

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/26/11 05:29 PM

Logtroll, I write, timorously,

and with temporary temerity of a somewhat tempered tempestuousness, I might add.
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/26/11 06:39 PM

Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Logtroll, I write, timorously, to congratulate you on your temerarious temerity in trying such a titanic dissimulation on this site and its tenants. While some might find it mendacious, I think it a testament to your tremendous tenacity, and a lack of tendentious trendency. Let me offer an officious felicitate testimonial to your attainment.


TERRIFIC!! ThumbsUp
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/26/11 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By: churlpat lives
Logtroll, I write, timorously,

and with temporary temerity of a somewhat tempered tempestuousness, I might add.


Tanks! Toodleoo... LOL
Posted by: NW Ponderer

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 09/29/11 07:12 PM

Hmmm.... it appears that Ranters are at it again!
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 03/29/19 06:25 PM

Another Important and Very Interesting Announcement!

I have entered "temious" in a global word-coining contest. Reader Rant has been identified and linked as provenance. I hope you all are prepared to become famous... popcorn2
Posted by: Ujest Shurly

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 03/29/19 08:59 PM

OMG, the naked hyperbole laugh

Who let our glorious, non-colluding, traitorous, cowardly, mythomaniacal, great temious leader in here?
Posted by: logtroll

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 03/30/19 07:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Ujest Shurly
OMG, the naked hyperbole laugh

My hyperbole used to be fully clothed, but it was cheap and not of good quality. One day the stitching simply gave way, and the nakedness was found to be refreshing!

allhail
Posted by: NW Ponderer

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 03/30/19 09:36 PM

Let your freaky hyperbole fly!
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 03/30/19 11:26 PM

Hmmm, I thought the new word was pretty terrific myself wink
Posted by: pondering_it_all

Re: Important and Very Interesting Announcement - 03/31/19 08:19 AM

Gotta let it breath, you know.