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Topic: 10) No one we know (1 of 11), Read 118 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, December 02, 1998 11:11 AM

Bryant Weston, of Beverly Hills, California, writes: "We need a word for highly verbal individuals with too much free time."


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Topic: 10) No one we know (2 of 11), Read 89 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Dan Chall (danchall@interport.net)
Date: Wednesday, December 02, 1998 07:54 PM

Is "Word Fugitive" an obvious candidate, or did someone have that in mind all along?

--Dan

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Topic: 10) No one we know (3 of 11), Read 83 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Thursday, December 03, 1998 10:46 PM

On 12/2/98 11:11:47 AM, Barbara Wallraff wrote:
>Bryant Weston, of Beverly
>Hills, California, writes: "We
>need a word for highly verbal
>individuals with too much free
>time."

A sesquipedalian verbivore could probably come up with several words which come close to what you seek; e.g., logophile or logomaniac. I personally would like to see "bloviator" come into vogue.



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Topic: 10) No one we know (4 of 11), Read 60 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Jason Taniguchi (jasont@ccp.ca)
Date: Monday, December 07, 1998 06:36 PM

From the Toronto Serial Diners Collective:

They are, of course, called Serial Diners.

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Topic: 10) No one we know (5 of 11), Read 55 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Friday, December 11, 1998 03:42 PM

Jason,
In recognition of the invaluable service to this conference performed by your Toronto Serial Diners Collective (whether or not it exists), as evidenced by the numerous posts you have made on its behalf, I hereby name the Collective, collectively, the first Word Fugitives Bureau of Investigation Special Agent of the Week.

Not only are you to be honored; you are to be rewarded. A member of the Atlantic Unbound staff will soon be in touch, to ask you to choose your prize from among the, um, generous array of choices that will be offered you. (Don't worry -- they're free!) I hope the Toronto Serial Diners Collective will accept my best wishes and the best wishes of Atlantic Unbound.

Hearty congratulations! Well done! Huzzah!

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Topic: 10) No one we know (6 of 11), Read 47 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Jason Taniguchi (jasont@ccp.ca)
Date: Friday, December 11, 1998 05:18 PM

On behalf of the Toronto Serial Diners Collective (which exists, darn it):

Wow! Cool! Neat-o! What a blast!

Oh. Sorry, we were a little taken by surprise. We'll try to recapture our pompous verbosity.

Ahem. It is with the deepest humility and most heartfelt appreciation that we, the Toronto Serial Diners Collective, accept this, the finest award that a Word Fugitives Investigative Collective can, to our knowledge, receive, unless the Nobel Committee's gone loopy this year. We feel honoured to be the first person or persons to have this distinguished title bestowed upon us, and, for the week that we own it, we shall wear the collective mantle with pride, with nobility, and with an unceasing attempt to parlay the achievement into a bid for global domination.

(So can we, like, ever win again, or should we just stop posting right now?)


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Topic: 10) No one we know (7 of 11), Read 47 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Friday, December 11, 1998 11:36 PM

Jason Taniguchi, purse-proud owner of the WFBI Travelling(?) Trophy writes: So can we, like, ever win again, or should we just stop posting right now?

oh, please! stop posting now so the rest of us lowly verbiphages have a chance!!

*<8-)

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Topic: 10) No one we know (8 of 11), Read 45 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Saturday, December 12, 1998 09:49 AM

Jason: The official rulebook specifies that he or she who wins three times in a row is retired from competition. But until such time ... yes, you can win again.

Michael: Points are awarded for good sportsmanship (ahem!), among many other categories.

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Topic: 10) No one we know (9 of 11), Read 29 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Sunday, December 13, 1998 01:24 AM

the WFBI tsarina writes: Michael: Points are awarded for good sportsmanship (ahem!), among many other categories.


Gadzooks! Not only did I add a lovely clown-face at the end of my post, but I was also on-topic!! [verbiphage] :-


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Topic: 10) No one we know (10 of 11), Read 27 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Sunday, December 13, 1998 12:43 PM

I'll bear that in mind, Michael.

Now, will you please tell us about this "verbiphage." Word-eating??? Might that be the reason for the tongue in your latest emoticon?

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Topic: 10) No one we know (11 of 11), Read 27 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Sunday, December 13, 1998 01:22 PM

"Now, will you please tell us about this "verbiphage." Word-eating??? Might that be the reason for the tongue in your latest emoticon?"

Let's see... whereas a verbivore is a devourer of words, a verbiphage is someone
who ingests words on a more steady, regular
basis. At least that's my theory; I don' know anyone to whom I could apply either discription. As to the emoticon, I assure you that that was just a happy coincidence!

HTH.





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