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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-11-06 06:35
Subject: [language] Words that Word does not know
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From a proposal for a fiction project:

Biafra
Cotonou
Kharkov
São Tomé

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Terri Osborne
User: terri_osborne
Date: 2008-11-06 13:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You put a reference to Jello Biafra in a fiction project? I am impressed, Jay.
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Keffy
User: kehrli
Date: 2008-11-06 15:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
taloned
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torreybird
User: torreybird
Date: 2008-11-06 15:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
definitions?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-11-06 15:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Biafra - Secessionist state in southeastern Nigeria during the Biafran War, a/k/a the Nigerian Civil War

Cotonou - Capital of Dahomey (now Benin), former French colony in West Africa

Kharkov - Russian place name and surname

São Tomé - Island off the coast of West Africa, part of the former Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Principe
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torreybird
User: torreybird
Date: 2008-11-06 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
thank you!
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2008-11-06 19:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Did it know Principe?

A colleague of mine, at a community college here in Atlanta, served in the Biafran Navy.
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Dan/Дмитрий
User: icedrake
Date: 2008-11-07 03:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nitpick: Kharkov (Kharkiv) is a Ukrainian, not Russian city.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-11-07 03:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, I did know that. I was just being sloppy. My apologies.
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fjm
User: fjm
Date: 2008-11-06 17:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That is such a *cute* picture. You look like a librarian in a romantic movie.
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robin catesby
User: deedop
Date: 2008-11-06 18:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Dead Kennedys world tour fiction? Cool!!
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the_blue_fenix
User: the_blue_fenix
Date: 2008-11-06 21:07 (UTC)
Subject: A few Word editions ago
It didn't know the word 'surcoat,' i.e. what a knight wears over his armor.

That wouldn't have been so bad, but it wanted to auto-correct the word to "scrota."

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Dan/Дмитрий
User: icedrake
Date: 2008-11-07 03:42 (UTC)
Subject: Re: A few Word editions ago
...which a knight usually wore *under* the armour.
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Karen, aka Ana Lake, ska Aine inghean Cathal
User: summers_place
Date: 2008-11-07 05:47 (UTC)
Subject: Re: A few Word editions ago
The other way sounds like it would be extremely painful...
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