This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

words only mike knows

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Hedon-, May 16, 2008.

  1. Nasty-Fire

    Nasty-Fire Discursion

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    1,989
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    And those who complains about those who complains about shitthreaders aren't better. ANYWAY, back to the topic, this is the last fucking reply about shitthreaders and etc. BACK TO THE TOPIC. NOW.
     
  2. Luann

    Luann Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Argentina
  3. Metalstrm

    Metalstrm On the Serpentine Path

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Malta
    ^^ Lol. Can I complain that I can't complain?
     
  4. Wyntr

    Wyntr was gone...

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Nowhere / Turkey
    Achromatic is like something with no real* color, lacking color. Or just black, white and grey.
     
  5. noura

    noura Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I bet you Mike took a course in Victorian literature and poetry!
     
  6. BreathingShadow

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    Messages:
    540
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    so far every single example given has been a real word that is not weirdly uncommon. I think every attempt at this is going to make you guys sound dumber and dumber
     
  7. Nasty-Fire

    Nasty-Fire Discursion

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    1,989
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    What the heck is that? Most of the words metionned before aren't well-known or just doesn't exist at all (they exist, but seperated). Stop insulting everyone like if you knew all the existing words. And even if you knew, you are maybe too ignorant to understand that others may not know them.
     
  8. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    San Diego
    Black Rose Immortal: "Sunbirds leave their dark recesses/Shadows glid the archways" - Glid isn't a word. This might be an error, but I can't understand what else the word might be (glide?).

    Godhead's Lament: "Searching my way to perplexion, ahhh ahhh ahhh" - Perplexion?

    Moonlapse Vertigo: Alright, there's some controversy about this. "Moonlapse" isn't a word, but a moon-lapse refers to the cycles of waning and waxing the moon goes through.

    The Drapery Falls: "No criterias demanded here" or "No criteria is demanded here" - hard to tell, but "criterias" would be made up because criteria is already a plural form of the word criterion. "Criteria is" would be a grammatical error (criteria are).


    That's really it, I think. There are plenty of words that are considered part of an esoteric vocabulary, but these seem to be the only ones only Mike knows. I think he likes to make up words that sound like they SHOULD be words. I used "oppositic" in a research paper once.
     
  9. Metalstrm

    Metalstrm On the Serpentine Path

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Malta
    Ok, Professor. Tell me where you can find "moonlapse", or "glid". Those are the words you won't find in any dictionary. As for the others, many of them are uncommon. I've only met the word "hessian" in mathematics. I've never met "halcyon" anywhere else. Sure, you can look it up in the dictionary and it exists, but it's extremely uncommon. "Benighted" also sounds like the kind of word you only meet in poems and not in everyday life. And "criterias" is simply wrong.

    So next time, try thinking before acting like a smartass. A dumb one, too.
     
  10. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    San Diego
    Hessian refers to something native to the Hesse province in Germany the way that Californian refers to something in California in the US. And apparently it's a synonym for a potsmoking metalhead. The second one's just Internet research, though, I'm sure about the first.
     
  11. burntoast

    burntoast Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    What do you mean? Hibernal is word.

    This has been discussed already. "Criteria is" doesn't make sense either because it would have to be "criteria are," considering that criteria—as you pointed out—is the plural form of criterion.
     
  12. Ben_Bids_You_Farewell

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    What's a deadlybadger?
     
  13. Meanspark

    Meanspark Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
  14. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    San Diego
    Oh, good catch there.
     
  15. Wyntr

    Wyntr was gone...

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Nowhere / Turkey
    Perplexion is the state of being in confusion.
    Hibernal means pertaining to winter.
    And this is also what hessian is ->
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Metalstrm

    Metalstrm On the Serpentine Path

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Malta
    In mathematics, the Hessian matrix is the matrix of second order derivatives of a fuction with respect to its variables. I doubt thats got to do anything with Opeth though.
     
  17. Arjen W.

    Arjen W. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    'Gild' is a word too right? He uses it again on MAYH, 'the gilded faces grin'.
     
  18. Metalstrm

    Metalstrm On the Serpentine Path

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Malta
    'Gild' is, but not 'glid'. To gild means to coat with gold.
     
  19. dwoakee

    dwoakee Suboptimization Expert

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    NRW, Germany
    This explains it. I always thought it just cannot be that "hessian peel" refers to the german province Hessen. http://dict.leo.org/ could have solved the riddle long ago for me ... Then again, there is still a connection: "The name 'hessian' is attributed to the use of the fabric, initially, as part of the uniform of soldiers from the German state of Hessen." (Wikipedia).
     
  20. Arjen W.

    Arjen W. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Right, I misread, but the actual line in BRI is 'shadows gild the archways'.
     

Share This Page