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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:35 pm 
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linguoboy wrote:
Just yesterday, I found another great German word to add to my collection of amusing "untranslatables": Morgenmuffel "person who is grumpy in the mornings".


I like that word.

I don't know if it exists, but I'm looking for a one-word synonym for "inhabitant of a capital" as in Spanish "capitalino" or Dutch "hoofdstedeling" and I can't seem to find any.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Good luck, 'cos I don't think such a word exists in English.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:30 pm 
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The concept sure does tho. A lot of the time I see demonyms of the particular capital city used (along with Washington Insider of course).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:52 am 
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But not as a single word, which is what Sacemd wants.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:56 am 
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KathAveara wrote:
But not as a single word, which is what Sacemd wants.

I fail to see why that was necessary to point out...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:38 am 
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Sacemd wrote:
I don't know if it exists, but I'm looking for a one-word synonym for "inhabitant of a capital" as in Spanish "capitalino" or Dutch "hoofdstedeling" and I can't seem to find any.

Because it's pointless pointing out something that's not being sought.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:01 am 
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KathAveara wrote:
Sacemd wrote:
I don't know if it exists, but I'm looking for a one-word synonym for "inhabitant of a capital" as in Spanish "capitalino" or Dutch "hoofdstedeling" and I can't seem to find any.

Because it's pointless pointing out something that's not being sought.

Oh, good to know I was in violation of the Must Stay Perfectly On Topic edict, my bad.
Oh, wait...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:51 pm 
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Drydic Guy wrote:
KathAveara wrote:
But not as a single word, which is what Sacemd wants.

I fail to see why that was necessary to point out...
Excessive ethanol in KathAveara's blood.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:33 pm 
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