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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby chrisboote » Fri Nov 03, 2017 08:31 am

Grace Speaker wrote:. . . I wonder if there's a clinical DSM definition for obsessive Star Wars fixation? Jediphilia, perhaps? Skywalkeritis? :wink:

Astropolemosophilia would be my best guess :)

(As opposed to the older Astrohodoiporiaphilia which still affects millions to this day)
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby steeljam » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:12 am

Astrohodoiporiaphilia?
Not know to Google or my dictionary
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:40 am

chrisboote wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:. . . I wonder if there's a clinical DSM definition for obsessive Star Wars fixation? Jediphilia, perhaps? Skywalkeritis? :wink:

Astropolemosophilia would be my best guess :)

(As opposed to the older Astrohodoiporiaphilia which still affects millions to this day)


Astrohodoiporiaphilia - my Latin & ancient Greek is a bit rusty to say the least, but wouldn't that translate to 'the love of space travelling fungus'? Kinky . . . I like it :wink:

Astropolemosophilia - now we're talking!!! The 'love of the War Deamon of Stars'? :D :D :D Mr Boote - I tip my hat to you, Sir, that deserves a glass of your favourite tipple next time you're at Drummers :thumbl: :thumbl: :thumbl:

Anyone up for a bit of a Geeky challenge?
I challenge you all to go forth unto all the Forums of fandom that thou art members of and spread the word, and that word is: "Astropolemosophilia" :D :wink: :D
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:42 am

Bwahahahahhhahhahhahahaha!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Have just Tweeted this at Mark Hamill:
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3 things could happen: (1) he completely ignores it; (2) he could like it and/or retweet it and a few people do the same; (3) he could like it and retweet it, it goes viral, people start asking questions and I get into a lot of trouble . . . at which point I shall blame Mr Boote :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:54 pm

:lol:
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby chrisboote » Fri Nov 03, 2017 03:06 pm

Astropolemosophilia - literally the love of Star Wars

Astrohodoiporiaphilia - the love of Star Trek (well, Journey, which is close enough)
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby chrisboote » Fri Nov 03, 2017 03:14 pm

Both Polemos (meaning battle or war) and Hodoiporia (meaning long and arduous journey) were, of course, prominent words when learning Homer's Odyssey

So easy ones really :)
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Fri Nov 03, 2017 09:26 pm

Adrian is now asking/challenging - can you find one for Dr Who?
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby steeljam » Fri Nov 03, 2017 09:57 pm

Sandra wrote:Adrian is now asking/challenging - can you find one for Dr Who?
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby steeljam » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:23 pm

Nice day, so we decided to go out for a trip.
At a recent visit to Greenwich with the Lightpainters meetup group, I had a wander around Greenwich.
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That is me in the middle of the steel wool spin.
While there I saw a sign for the Painted Ceiling.
It looked interesting.
So we went there today.
It is wonderous; normally the ceiling is 70 feet above your head but for the next few months, during conservation, it is only 6 feet above our heads, thanks to the scaffolding for conservation.
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Next year the scaffolding will be removed and the close-up view will disappear.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby chrisboote » Sun Nov 05, 2017 03:19 pm

Sandra wrote:Adrian is now asking/challenging - can you find one for Dr Who?


Well, nearest I can think of would be iatrotomeusostephilia (love of one who performs surgery)

But if you chop iatrotomeus down to a common modern Greek abbreviation of iatros, then use the ancient Greek rule that two identical syllables get compressed to one, you get iatrostephilia - much less of a mouthful :) Plus, I think we all know The Doctor would be one of the few to appreciate the combination of Ancient and \Modern Greek ;)

PS I went for oste instead of the more used ostis because a) it's a very rare usage of Who - and he's a very rare sort of chap, b) it means more "The one who ..." rather than "who is?" - and there is only "one Who", c) ostephilia sounds better than ostisphilia, and finally d) if you just wanted to be a fan of the One (true) Who, you could leave it as ostephiliac
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Basement » Tue Nov 14, 2017 04:16 pm

Just slightly excited but Mr Slant and I have had an offer accepted on a house! I've now got everything crossed for a quick turnaround of mortgage, valuation, survey and contracts exchange and then I shall get even more excited!

But shhhhhhhhh! Don't jinx it!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Tue Nov 14, 2017 06:30 pm

Basement wrote:Just slightly excited but Mr Slant and I have had an offer accepted on a house! I've now got everything crossed for a quick turnaround of mortgage, valuation, survey and contracts exchange and then I shall get even more excited!

But shhhhhhhhh! Don't jinx it!
**looks both ways, to check nobody's watching**
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Thu Nov 16, 2017 06:00 pm

Get ready for a lot of work - read the survey properly and make sure your solicitor's know their job (after two purchases - both were made slower by the other solicitor not being as good as ours).

I hope it's as good as you think it will be!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 01:03 pm

After a really shitty week, this bit of ridiculously British ridiculousness just cheered me up immensely :D
Doncaster council are having a Twitter voting competition to name this winter's gritting machines. The finalists are:

Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machinery
Spready Mercury
Basil Salty
David Plowie
:lol:
On Twitter? Get voting!: https://twitter.com/MyDoncaster/status/931201015977738241


Oh and apparently GrittyMcGritFace was disqualified early on . . . possibly for shovelling . . . geddit? Oh please yourselves :roll:
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