Interesting Words (moved from Games)

Tironis

Civis Illustris

  • Civis Illustris

Location:
UK
Filibuster - The term "filibuster" ultimately derives from the Dutch vrijbuiter ("freebooter", a pillaging and plundering adventurer), though the precise history of its borrowing into English is obscure. (Wiki)

UK parliament:: A bill defeated by filibustering may be said to have been "talked out" (zerredet in German?). Of course, Cato the Younger was a past master at filibustering.
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

μεσσηγυδορποχέστης

  • Civis Illustris

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Location:
In urbe stultorum
Looks like Hawk's discovered Grose's Dictionary. Careful, or you can end up posting pretty much all of it. Great stuff.
 

EstQuodFulmineIungo

Antistes Imaginificus

  • Civis Illustris

Location:
Patriarchatus Aquileiensis
"franchi tiratori", loan from the French "Francs tireurs": politicians that vote against their own party in a secret ballot.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium

Glabrigausapes

Viper

  • Civis Illustris

Location:
Milwaukee
So evidently the Slavic word for 'seek, †ask' became 'delouse' in Polish...

†cognate
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patronus

Location:
Varsovia
Actually, I've never of this one...
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
Already mentioned on the Every Time thread, but it deserves a place here:

'Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down
Over the waste of waters; like a veil,
Which, if withdrawn, would but disclose the frown
Of one whose hate is mask'd but to assail,
Thus to their hopeless eyes the night was shown,
And grimly darkled o'er the faces pale,
And the dim desolate deep: twelve days had Fear
Been their familiar, and now Death was here.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patronus

Location:
Varsovia
Nice, very dark and gloomy, perfect for black metal!
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patronus

Location:
Varsovia
Quis carmen scripsit?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium
Byron.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium

Glabrigausapes

Viper

  • Civis Illustris

Location:
Milwaukee
Already mentioned on the Every Time thread, but it deserves a place here:

'Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down
Over the waste of waters; like a veil,
Which, if withdrawn, would but disclose the frown
Of one whose hate is mask'd but to assail,
Thus to their hopeless eyes the night was shown,
And grimly darkled o'er the faces pale,
And the dim desolate deep: twelve days had Fear
Been their familiar, and now Death was here.
All wrong, all wrong. It goes:

'Twas bryllyg, and the slithy toves...
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Location:
Belgium

Etaoin Shrdlu

μεσσηγυδορποχέστης

  • Civis Illustris

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Location:
In urbe stultorum
Going down that particular rabbit hole led me to c'est bonnet blanc, blanc bonnet. I am weeping again.
 
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