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2014-04-23 12:18 PM

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I just read the word "Try" (as in "I'll try to do better") in a sentence and instinctively thought "That's spelled wrong." Looks like I've read one too many triathlon-related articles today.


2014-04-23 3:34 PM
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LOL.  That's funny.

How often do you see anacronyms and wonder what they mean in triathlon speak when they have nothing to do with triathlons at all?

 

 

2014-04-24 8:54 AM
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Haha, not sure. I do know I have following (abnormal) associations:

Orca = wetsuit company, not Shamu
Ironman = the race, obviously, not the movie
5 am = normal rising hours, not "getting up early"
Lubricant = to keep the wetsuit from rubbing your neck raw, not ... you know

Am I missing anything?
2014-04-24 9:43 AM
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IM = the race, not instant message

I hear, "I'll IM you" and think, "Wait, what?  Oh, right."

2014-04-24 9:57 AM
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Originally posted by writingrunner I just read the word "Try" (as in "I'll try to do better") in a sentence and instinctively thought "That's spelled wrong." Looks like I've read one too many triathlon-related articles today.

I saw something the other day for $7.59 and instinctively thought it was just under 8 bucks.

Wait a minute, there are 100 cents in a dollar.  Doh!

2014-04-24 10:00 AM
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Word Dork Moment:

I like your neologism - anacronym! That would be an acronym from a prior time period? Trying to think of a good example but come up short.....


2014-04-24 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by Scott71

Originally posted by writingrunner I just read the word "Try" (as in "I'll try to do better") in a sentence and instinctively thought "That's spelled wrong." Looks like I've read one too many triathlon-related articles today.

I saw something the other day for $7.59 and instinctively thought it was just under 8 bucks.

Wait a minute, there are 100 cents in a dollar.  Doh!




I've totally done that before.
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