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Help! [Aug. 16th, 2009|04:51 pm]
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My google-fu has failed me.

First one of you Gentle Readers to remind of the word for "a word with more than one meaning" gets a cookie. Hell, let's make it a whole batch — I started looking for it two or three days ago and its nowhere to be found.

[Edit, including a change of icon for appropriateness: It's "homonym", of course. Thanks to a couple of folks over at Facebook, Ken and also Marnina, who so seldom graces my LJ friends' page anymore that I've forgotten her username.]
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[User Picture]From: paul_carlson
2009-08-17 12:21 am (UTC)

More meanings!

What is the word with the most homonyms?

(It has more than 200, in a good dictionary.)
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2009-08-17 01:01 am (UTC)

Re: More meanings!

You're a cruel man, Mr. Carlson; and my google-fu failed me again? If I beg and plead, will you just tell me there answer?
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[User Picture]From: paul_carlson
2009-08-17 04:44 am (UTC)

Re: More meanings!

The word is "set."

My writer's group did some goofing around with that versatile word, plus several of the runners-up.

http://www.cuebon.com/ewriters/fun.html
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2009-08-17 05:36 am (UTC)

Re: More meanings!

That's hilarious (and book-marked!). Thank you.
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From: spells_disaster
2009-08-17 12:35 am (UTC)

Great icon...

I <3 pig
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2009-08-17 02:51 am (UTC)

Re: Great icon...

Feel free to steal, if you like; credit would be nice, but its Pascis(?) who deserves the real credit anyway. (I cracked up for something like 10 minutes the first time I read that particular episode; in principle I hate puns, but ... damn.)
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From: spells_disaster
2009-08-17 05:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Great icon...

I have a collection of Pascis work. Cant believe he was a lawyer who decided to draw. I think the world's a better more sarcastic place for it.
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