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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2006, 11:57:06 PM »
you are too shears!  i am just too tired to debate any further. :)
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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2006, 12:02:39 AM »
Especially about something as ambiguous as acronyms/abbreviations.

We must be very bored.  ::)

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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2006, 12:31:45 AM »
I'm a paralegal student.  I read 35 page opinions from 1877 for a living.  Or wait.  I pay them to let me do that...why?

Can't wait till law school when I can pay them to let me do six times the work. Woo!

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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2006, 01:43:24 AM »
I don't trust Wikipedia for most things beyond stuff like this.  It's user written and edited.  You never know who is going on these things and writing false information.  I searched copyright law on there once for fun, and it was horribly incorrect about a number of things.

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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2006, 01:57:39 AM »
Yeah.  Like I said, beyond stuff like this, I don't find it too reliable.  But, why someone would lie in an article about (what is it called?) "leet" is beyond me.  And even if they did, who cares?

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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2006, 02:44:39 AM »
motel (for motorist hotel) is a blend.

I think motel qualifies as a portmanteau...?
Or maybe not.
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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2006, 02:49:53 AM »
...a wha?   ???

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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2006, 03:10:30 AM »
M-W (sorry, i ain't about to pay for the OED) sez:

Main Entry: 1portĚmanĚteau
Pronunciation: pOrt-'man-(")tO, port-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -teaus or portĚmanĚteaux  /-(")tOz/
Etymology: Middle French portemanteau, from porter to carry + manteau mantle, from Latin mantellum -- more at PORT
1 : a large suitcase
2 : a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)
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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2006, 03:12:31 AM »
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Re: ACRONYMS on LSD
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2006, 10:19:27 AM »
M-W (sorry, i ain't about to pay for the OED) sez:

Main Entry: 1portĚmanĚteau
Pronunciation: pOrt-'man-(")tO, port-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -teaus or portĚmanĚteaux  /-(")tOz/
Etymology: Middle French portemanteau, from porter to carry + manteau mantle, from Latin mantellum -- more at PORT
1 : a large suitcase
2 : a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)

hmm... the way i was taught it, portmanteau involves a blending of meanings, not of forms. so the hebrew suffix "-ot", which marks both feminine and plural and can't be broken down into one part that means "feminine" and another that means "plural", is a portmanteau suffix.
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