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Postby shieldgenerator7 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:00 pm

post a word similar in meaning to the word last posted. use a thesaurus if you need it

Here's word#1:

"ancient"
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby DoomYoshi on Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:17 pm

This game seems silly unless you use a thesaurus. I could post a word that means something similar to ancient and then so would the next person. The word would never change unless a thesaurus was used since thesauri usually give words that aren't actually synonyms. So we would all be educating ourselves to use words that don't actually fit.

So, standard CC procedure would make the first answer "Victor Sullivan" but I will skip that and hop right to a word with a very similar meaning:

word #2:

"ancient"
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby shieldgenerator7 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:41 pm

well, I once to a trip through the thesaurus, finding words that were loosely synonymous with a word, and that led me all over the place. That's why I thought this would be interesting. There exist online thesauruses you know.
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby mviola on Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:42 pm

Word 3: ancient
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby DoomYoshi on Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:52 pm

shieldgenerator7 wrote:well, I once to a trip through the thesaurus, finding words that were loosely synonymous with a word, and that led me all over the place. That's why I thought this would be interesting. There exist online thesauruses you know.

Yea it can lead you all over the place. However, it serves to show the flaw in thesauri. Using online ones is even worse. According to thesaurus.com both "first" and "aboriginal" are synonyms for ancient. Basically, the thesaurus is a lie, online only moreso. Perhaps the other non-false way of advancing the word would be using an antonym thesaurus. However, that is far too radical for me. I will stick to what I know;)

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"ancient"
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby shieldgenerator7 on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:25 am

DoomYoshi wrote:
shieldgenerator7 wrote:well, I once to a trip through the thesaurus, finding words that were loosely synonymous with a word, and that led me all over the place. That's why I thought this would be interesting. There exist online thesauruses you know.

According to thesaurus.com both "first" and "aboriginal" are synonyms for ancient. word #4:

"ancient"

that's the fun part!
word#5: obsolete
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby Metsfanmax on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:27 am

Word #6: Ancient
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby Army of GOD on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:00 am

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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:58 am

word 8:
n00b
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Postby Army of GOD on Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:54 pm

word 9: Victor Sullivan
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby Army of GOD on Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:55 pm

Wait, are we saying Victor Sullivan is both ancient AND a n00b? That's so completely contradicting yet true.


He's a fucking oxymoron.
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby jonesthecurl on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:37 pm

Word 10 - oxy.moron.
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:39 pm

Army of GOD wrote:Wait, are we saying Victor Sullivan is both ancient AND a n00b? That's so completely contradicting yet true.


He's a fucking oxymoron.


I know, so I had to do it lol.
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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby Victor Sullivan on Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:27 pm

Where's the love? :(

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Re: Thesaurus Hunt

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:40 pm

what is this love of which you speak? :lol:
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