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Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 4:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would behavioral characteristic be a more accurate description? For 2/3rds of my definitions for this word, no. For 1/3rd, yes.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 5:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Multiple meanings, eh? Would one of them have anything to do with a farming/gardening implement?

Does the derogatory meaning reflect badly on a person's morals (I realize that's a variable kind of thing, but in general)?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Multiple meanings, eh? Yes. Where one of the them is the name of the company. Would one of them have anything to do with a farming/gardening implement? No.

Does the derogatory meaning reflect badly on a person's morals (I realize that's a variable kind of thing, but in general)? Meanings. And yes, actually.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 6:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually. *goes to dictionary.com* There's only one meaning out of 11 that they list here that indicates a bad reflection on a person's morals. But it's one of the common meanings.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Player?

Is this current slang?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Player? No.

Is this current slang? No. Nor old slang.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 8:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The reflection on the person's morals: morals regarding sexual behavior? honesty? ethics? religion/hypocrisy?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The reflection on the person's morals: morals regarding sexual behavior? honesty? ethics? religion/hypocrisy? Could be all of the above depending on the situation.

The physical attribute it describes, is it:
the head? arm(s)? leg(s)? hand(s)? finger(s)?
torso? temple? hair? eye(s)? facial features? skin? Despite FA, this could be an "all of the above" answer too.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 11:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the word an adjective? a noun?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 1:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the word an adjective? YES. a noun? Only in the sense that it is additionally the name of a company.
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 11:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess we do this the hard way...

Is the word made up of (insert LTPF List) letters?

Is it a common everyday word?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 2:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess we do this the hard way...

Is the word made up of (insert LTPF List) letters? Yes. *chuckles* I mean, 4. No, not THAT kind of 4-letter word.

Is it a common everyday word? Yes.
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 2:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a color? does it describe size? shape? speed? smell? taste? how something looks? feels?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 2:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fast? Easy? It's the name of a company, not an acronym, right?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 2:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a color? No. does it describe size? No. shape? No. speed? No. smell? Could, but not usually taste? Could, but not usually how something looks? Often. feels? Yes.

Fast? No. Easy? No. It's the name of a company, not an acronym, right? *checks* Yep. Really is the name.
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

soft? hard? fuzz? silk?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

soft? hard? fuzz? silk? No to all. You're still holding on to that FA. Some clean-up questions will help.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tech company? Manufacturing? Service? US company? Large? The name is a standard English word, not (usually) a person's name, right?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it more abstract than what we've been asking? could it be dark? describes how it feels as in what it would feel like to touch it? or as in how it feels emotionally?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tech company? Yes. Manufacturing? They produce their own stuff, yes. Service? Aside from customer service... no. US company? They have a base here, but I think they're actually German in origin. Large? No. The name is a standard English word, not (usually) a person's name, right? Correct. However, the company was named after the founder. But the name doesn't have the same meaning in German. No meaning at all that I'm aware of.

is it more abstract than what we've been asking? Yes. could it be dark? How do you mean? describes how it feels as in what it would feel like to touch it? NO! You're on the tail of that FA, keep going... or as in how it feels emotionally? More this, careful though...
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SAP? Oh, that's not four characters, is it.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SAP? Oh, that's not four characters, is it. Nope. But nope is. *grins*