Monday Word of the day

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Monday Word of the day
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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 7:49am

Alogoteric
(uh-lah-jo-TAIR-ick)

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 8:24am
I read it and have "allergic" stuck in my head. I have no clue.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:13am

My grandmother used to use a word that sounded like that to describe my father. He is always early everywhere he goes. She'd laugh and say that's her aloger... something or other son. I haven't heard it in years.

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 12:58pm

You got me this time,  this word can't be google nor exist in the 4 English dictionaries we have and  none of us have heard it, not even my  British  mother in law.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 2:59pm
Well, Hanna, you DID say to make them harder, right? LOL

Maybe that word is only used in certain peoples neck of the woods... Oh well... it does mean one who is chronically early, so I think Tracy won the WOTD today!

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 3:01pm

YAY me.  I have no intention of ever using the word, unless it's to jab at my dad.  

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 3:02pm
Oh, and I forgot to mention this... Hanna, Sweetie, you not supposed look them up in a dictionary or google them on the internet, that ruins the fun of guessing what the word means!

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 11:17am
So, Cara.... you're always the Early Bird, eh? I wish I was like that... I am usually always running late... wonder if there's a word for that? Probably so....

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 12:30pm

I only did that my dear when we drew a blank.

 Normally I don't.  but  when my husband , his mum and my British friend who is a linguist couldn't figure out it, we  googled and google came up blank.  Nor any other search engine would give me or my friend  what  this meant, we got curious.

Where do you get your words of the day?

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 08-22-2012 - 7:55am
I WAS getting the words from a "learn a new word every day" calendar I have, but when you wanted a harder word, I asked a co-worker who is an actress and used to be on a soap opera filmed in New York City for an obscure or obsolete word, she gave me that one. She said the director of the soap opera always told her she was the only Alogoteric in the whole cast. I guess it really WAS obsolete or obscure! =)

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 4:41am

Well it was  good one, I like it.

I could give you some cockney rhyming slang and see if you can figure out what it means. :smileywink:

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