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Posted: 3/26/2002 11:36:52 AM EDT
Are you a hekahoploktaomaist? I recently heard some news about the world's oldest person--a 114-year-old who currently lives in Japan--and started thinking about the term "centigenarian"--meaning a person who has lived a hundred years or more. So what would you call a person who owns a hundred guns or more? It's bad form to mix language roots, so I stuck to Greek for the entire word, and came up with: Hekahoploktaomaist: a person who owns a hundred or more guns. "Hekaton:" hundred, "Hoplon:" weapon, "Ktaomai:" possess. Here is the term being used in two sentences: Are you a hekahoploktaomaist? Hekahoploktaomaism is something I certainly aspire to, but doubt I will ever achieve. What do y'all think? Should someone form the Hekahoploktaomaist Society of America (HSA)?
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 11:58:13 AM EDT
Are you a hekahoploktaomaist?
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No, but I play one on tv.....
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 12:05:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 12:08:56 PM EDT
Shhh.......They are listening.
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 12:24:03 PM EDT
[red][b][size=6]WAIT.[/red][/b][/size=6]
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 12:25:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kikomax: Shhh.......They are listening.
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Who me? I collect lengths of plastic pipe. Store it underground to keep down clutter. [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/sardonic.gif[/img] That's my story, and I am sticking to it... [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/biggrin2.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 12:26:44 PM EDT
No, but I am a Hoplophile, so that 100 mark will come sooner or later.
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 3:40:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shadowblade: I'm not one yet. Anyone come up with the word based in latin? Hekahoploktaomaist is just hard to say [:)]
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I'll see what I can do in that department, too. Yep, the Greek is a bit tough. I'll check out the Latin. It will begin with "Cent" for sure..."
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 3:50:10 PM EDT
You best not use that word in scrabble.....I don't want to see that word on the board..
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 8:59:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shadowblade: Anyone come up with the word based in latin?
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Yes, it's Centarmahabist. Kind of boring and monochromatic. Then Latin is always boring and monochromatic when compared to Greek.
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