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Coincidence?

Dictionary.com's word of the day is fustian. I think we know who to blame.
posted by boo_radley to MetaFilter-Related at 2:26 PM (55 comments total)

I don't.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:28 PM on May 5, 2008


Coarse twilled cotton, of course!

Uh, what the hell?
posted by ALongDecember at 2:30 PM on May 5, 2008


Is this like this thread with the festivities?
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 2:31 PM on May 5, 2008


You had to be there.
posted by Eideteker at 2:35 PM on May 5, 2008


Coincidence? hmm.
posted by delmoi at 2:35 PM on May 5, 2008


That is, indeed, a great example of coincidence.
posted by carsonb at 2:36 PM on May 5, 2008


Are you hearkening back to this thread? Sorry, not tracking you, boo_radley.
posted by mumkin at 2:36 PM on May 5, 2008


~nods~
posted by boo_radley at 2:36 PM on May 5, 2008


Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?
posted by turaho at 2:39 PM on May 5, 2008


I'm going with not-coincidence, since there appears to be no coinciding. Nor do I know whom to blame.
posted by mumkin at 2:41 PM on May 5, 2008


that was 4/20. this is 5/5.




FAIL
posted by quonsar at 2:42 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Salacious Synchrony!

sorry, I have no idea what this is all about but Salacious Synchrony does have a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:42 PM on May 5, 2008


LOLFUSTIANS!
I blame the fedora guy.
posted by not_on_display at 2:45 PM on May 5, 2008


so wait wait wait.

it's a coincidence that fustian is the word of the day over at dictionary.com, on a day which has no significance to our own peculiar but almost totally forgotten day of fustian usage?

that is indeed a coincidence. no doubt I'll understand who we can blame for this once I discover which mefite is responsible for completely unrelated happenings.
posted by shmegegge at 2:45 PM on May 5, 2008


shmegegge: I think you know who.
posted by boo_radley at 2:56 PM on May 5, 2008


This callout sprainded my brain. Does that make boo-radley fustian?
posted by KokuRyu at 2:58 PM on May 5, 2008


fustian \FUHS-chuhn\

adjective:
1. Made of fustian.
2. Pompous; ridiculously inflated; bombastic.


Indeed.
posted by dersins at 3:07 PM on May 5, 2008


Can I have some of whatever you're drinking?
posted by pupdog at 3:13 PM on May 5, 2008


That'd be vealdka.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:24 PM on May 5, 2008


fustian \FUHS-chuhn\

adjective:
3. Used to describe a MeTa thread that seems to be entirely nonsensical, since it provides no context or points of reference, or those that it does provide do not illuminate readers as to the purpose of the thread.

Synonyms: cryptic, inscrutable, mystifying, baffling, abstruse.
posted by Tehanu at 3:31 PM on May 5, 2008


What the shit?
posted by sveskemus at 3:31 PM on May 5, 2008


that was 4/20. this is 5/5.

Yeah, but today is Cinco de Mayo, a traditional day of partying. 4/20 is also a day of merrymaking, just of a different kind; though it is the sort you might sell your soul to be a part of.

It's really all very Faustian.
posted by quin at 3:38 PM on May 5, 2008


he's implying an inside job, i'll swan.
posted by stubby phillips at 3:39 PM on May 5, 2008


also, i'm pretty sure he means, "whom to blame".
posted by stubby phillips at 3:41 PM on May 5, 2008


Fuchs-ian
posted by Wolfdog at 3:43 PM on May 5, 2008


I think we know who to blame.

The butler did it.
posted by amyms at 4:01 PM on May 5, 2008


knock knock.

who's there?

fustian.

fustian who?



HAHAHA!!! GET IT!?!?!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 4:05 PM on May 5, 2008


nope.
posted by dersins at 4:29 PM on May 5, 2008


nosoap, rodeo.

fusted that for you
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:30 PM on May 5, 2008


I like it when things happen.
posted by nola at 5:17 PM on May 5, 2008


I just flagged myself! I'm a double!
posted by Dizzy at 5:21 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


A double, I tell you!
posted by Dizzy at 5:27 PM on May 5, 2008


quonsar that was 4/20. this is 5/5.

I dunno if it's a total fail. I could link 4/20 and Cinco de Mayo together very easily without very much effort on my part. Without being fustian, even.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 5:33 PM on May 5, 2008


We all know who whom you are talking about, boo
posted by Neiltupper at 5:47 PM on May 5, 2008


nosoap, rodeo.

No: soap, radio.

fusted ^ fixed that for you.

ftfy, yw.
posted by not_on_display at 6:26 PM on May 5, 2008


boo_radley,

We are not to be blamed for this coincidence.

Do not try to find hidden messages in future words of the day.

Skipping dictionary entries equal to the number of days since a word was used on MetaFilter will also get you nowhere.
posted by the Cabal at 7:13 PM on May 5, 2008


Look it took us a while to figure out how to bribe the people at dictionary.com so I'm sorry its not exactly synchronous ok? They have some... unusual tastes, but we did it. We all did some things that we are not proud of, things we can never take back. But I'd like to think it's worth it. Please try to appreciate the work involved.
posted by nomad at 7:21 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think we know who to blame.

I'm so sick of your Hitler-bashing right now.
posted by cosmonik at 7:29 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


also, i'm pretty sure he means, "whom to blame".

languagehat sockpuppet?

Also, I'm pretty sure you mean "I'm"...pedantry etc.
posted by cosmonik at 7:31 PM on May 5, 2008


You're all starkers.

Should we blame langauge fat? Is that who you mean?
posted by DenOfSizer at 7:33 PM on May 5, 2008


I'm abusing semi-colons; until somebody explains what is; going on.
posted by Dizzy at 7:43 PM on May 5, 2008


*places finger aside of nose*

*nods*
posted by yhbc at 8:10 PM on May 5, 2008


MULTIPLE POSTS
ON A COMMUNITY BLOG
QUESTIONS ARISE
COINCIDENCE?
BURMA SHAVE
posted by blue_beetle at 9:13 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


WHAT
THE
FUST
MATT
BURMA SHAVE
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:45 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


I used the word fustian in a comment last night, foolishly engaging unarmed in a battle of wits with my good friend bokane, but this was on some AskMe thread I doubt you've read. And let me assure you, dear readers, I need no dictionary-dot-com approbation before deploying the more rococo oitliers of the English lexicon. Oh no sir!
posted by Abiezer at 10:01 PM on May 5, 2008


oitliers - I bet that's not in your dictionary-dot-com! Because it's a fucking typo
posted by Abiezer at 10:02 PM on May 5, 2008


"I need no dictionary-dot-com approbation before deploying the more rococo oitliers of the English lexicon."

I was pushed to the edge by BURMA SHAVE, and then this sentence made my brain literally explode. Literally.
posted by cosmonik at 12:48 AM on May 6, 2008


oitliers might be a "typo" to you but to my ear it's this plumber I worked with once. He was from Gravesend, Brooklyn. Among his myriad verbal fillips, he also pronounced "whore" "whoow- auh."

Though I am confident he is not behind this "fustian" flap. Which he would have pronounced "fust-yyan."

Have a nice day.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:58 AM on May 6, 2008


IT'S CALLED
MYANMAR SHAVE NOW
BURMA SHAVE
posted by jonmc at 5:15 AM on May 6, 2008


Asynchronicity.
posted by flabdablet at 6:03 AM on May 6, 2008


"ftfy, yw."

Is that what that stands for? Every time I see "FTFY" I fly into a rage, because I thought it stood for: "Fat? Then Fuck You!" which is totally the slogan I was planning on using for my new fad diet.
posted by Eideteker at 8:16 AM on May 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


DISCOUNT CINCO DE MAYO USED CARS ARE AVAILABLE, IF ANYONE IS JUST LOOKING FOR ONE
posted by Kwine at 8:30 AM on May 6, 2008


SCREAM REAL LOUD!

reduce, reuse, recycle
posted by Otis at 9:14 AM on May 6, 2008


NO NO NO NO
GET IT AWAY
AWERHWERHEWHRHRH321412412#!@#~!@!~


I have a phobia of textured fabrics, especially corduroy!

(runs away having a fingernail-flicking seizure)</small)

posted by Unicorn on the cob at 6:23 PM on May 6, 2008


opps. seizure-induced HTML fail.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 6:23 PM on May 6, 2008


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