One-syllable words with specific technical or rare meanings

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Thanks for the saithe word ...i haven't heard that since 4th grade and I for some reason thought that it was spelled sath and that it was a species of dinosaur. ("Look at those *sath go!") I am not sure how that word ended up in the vocabulary of my classmate, particularly since it seems to be more common in British English . In America the dominant word for that fish is probably "pollock".

Also, is the plural invariant? Wiktionary suggests it adds an -s.
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I just learned the word "vore". I would never have guessed that vorarephilia was such a common paraphilia that you would need a shortening of it.

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linguoboy wrote:I just learned the word "vore". I would never have guessed that vorarephilia was such a common paraphilia that you would need a shortening of it.

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Well as an amateur linguist it bothers me to have such a hideous word, not to mention difficult to spell. How do I pronounce it? Why are we using the infinitive? And why a Latin word, when many a Greek one would do?

I say its high time vore practitioners joined with the salirophiles to create better names for their interests .
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Yay! Chastising people because of their fetishes is way too oldschool, now we gotta chastise people because of the names of their fetishes! :D
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Soap wrote:I say its high time vore practitioners joined with the salirophiles to create better names for their interests .

They have, it's "vore"

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Guys, I hate to burst your bubbles, but vore is clearly a nominalization of the suffix -vore as in "carnivore" and "herbivore," much like how ism is sometimes used to mean "ideology or belief system." It's not a shortening of a Latin term nobody's heard of, or a Latin infinitive (which would be vorare).
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Hydroeccentricity wrote:I hate to burst your bubbles
Dont worry, there's a fetish for that :P

Also, tbh, it didnt occur to me that the -vore in "carnivore" etc was the same morpheme as in vorarephilia, but now it seems obvious.
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Trump's recent stand on NAFTA has gotten people on the radio to talk about its effects on ag (agriculture) here (among other economic fields).

I recently heard "CLI" (command line interface) pronounced as /kli/ too.

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I recently heard SPA (single-page application) pronounced the same as spa, /spɑ/.

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Not going to search the whole thread to see if these have appeared already, but I was reading about geology yesterday and came across:

vug small cavity formed inside a rock.
gangue waste substances occurring in metallic ore.

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