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Author:  Soap [ Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:06 pm ]
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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.

Author:  linguoboy [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:25 am ]
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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.

Author:  Imralu [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:19 pm ]
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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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Author:  Soap [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:50 pm ]
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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 .

Author:  Pole, the [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:00 pm ]
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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

Author:  KathTheDragon [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:11 pm ]
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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"

Author:  sangi39 [ Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:32 pm ]
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If [url=odaxelagnia]odaxelagnia[/url] had a monosyllabic version I'd be saved.

Author:  Hydroeccentricity [ Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:39 pm ]
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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).

Author:  KathTheDragon [ Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:57 pm ]
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[Citation needed]

Author:  Soap [ Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:57 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Ser [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:33 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Ser [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:12 am ]
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I recently heard SPA (single-page application) pronounced the same as spa, /spɑ/.

Author:  linguoboy [ Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:41 am ]
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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.

Author:  Tropylium [ Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:01 pm ]
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I recently ran into spurge.

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