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Re: OFF-TOPIC: Pocinators & [lE"pri:S@nz] [was: Non linguistics books by Chomsky]

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 26, 2004, 16:17
Quoting Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>:

> Ray Brown wrote: > > > On Monday, May 24, 2004, at 11:06 AM, Stephen Mulraney wrote: > > > > > >> Actually, you are quite right, as the listserv interface has just > >> confirmed: this thread contain the only use of the word "Pocinator" in > >> the archives. So I misremember. But what is it that I misremember? There > >> was a title granted to you, consisting of a normal word with a missing > > > > [snip] > > > >> that I think that "Procinator" s a real word :). > > > > > > Quite right - it ain't. I've checked real Latin as well; neither > > *Pocinator nor *Pricinator occur. The nearest I can find is > > 'pocillator' = > > "cup-bearer". But I doubt that was the word; the image of John as > > ganymede > > to Listserv is a tad surreal ;) > > > > I wish I could remember this extra title. I wonder if I dreamed the > whole episode? I can't pin it down with the listerv's search function. Gah.
I have faint remembrances thereof, so either the episode actually took place, or we've ahd the same dream. Andreas PS I just realized that 'dream' looks like a Meghean word - would be pronounced [drjam]. Now I just need figure out a meaning for it. It sounds like hammering something, so I guess it might mean simply "hammer". But verb or noun? Decisions, decisions!