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  1. RON WAITE
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    words

    Is their such a word as ...

    1 Thingless

    2. Buddahhood

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    Smile Re: words

    Never heard of those!

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    Re: words

    Quote Originally Posted by RON WAITE View Post
    Are there such words as ...

    1 Thingless

    2. Buddahhood
    These are not words, per se, but it's not uncommon to add suffixes or prefixes to existing words to create an ah-hoc word for a specific, one-time use.

    For example, you pick up your friend at the airport and you say "Where are your things?" and he says "The airline lost my luggage. For now, I am thingless." That means he is in a condition of not having the "things" you are referring to.'

    {not a teacher}


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    Re: words

    Many thanks to you both for the replies given.

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