Monday, November 29, 2010

A High Gygaxian Call to Arms

Over at the Matador Network, there's an amusing article on "20 Obsolete English Words that Should Make a Comeback." The article evinces a distinctly "High Gygaxian" flavor in its word choices, a judgment made all the more clear when you reach entry number 14.

Take a look.

11 comments:

  1. Both links go to the same place - your article on High Gygaxian. Is this correct?

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  2. Try this link:
    http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/20-obsolete-english-words-that-should-make-a-comeback/

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  3. Bonus experience points to any players who can have their characters use any of these words "appropriately" in a sentence! :)

    Ciao!

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  4. So that's where Fonkin got his last name!

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  5. Another one for etymologists, slightly off topic: http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/20-awesomely-untranslatable-words-from-around-the-world/

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  6. I have actually used "Brannigan" and "Deliciate" in conversation before, but then, I am an asshole. (Or perhaps a hoddypeak.)

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  7. Balderdash and poppycock are delightful, but I'm particularly fond of "Flummery!" All hail the unforgettable Nero Wolfe.

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  8. Nero Wolfe is indeed great. In fact, my brother named his son Rex after Rex Stout.

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  9. Bibesy Yemeles the Quagswagger!

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  10. I think my favorite is "malagrugous." Not only sounds like a word Gary would have used, but it has a perfect sound to go with Lovecraftian words such as "deliquesce" and "squamous."

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