Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Game

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Game

Post by Sasquatch » 04 Apr 2015 17:03

The game is simple... we all know the word... but how does it parse? In any language, even one just made up specifically to parse this nonsense.

I'd start it off, but I'm not the creative type.
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Re: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Game

Post by Prinsessa » 04 Apr 2015 17:08

I argue it's really two words and should be written "supercalifragilistic, expialidocious". [;)]

super-cali-fragil-ist-ic

ex-pi-ali-doci-ous

I don't know any compounds with -ic right in the middle of them. -ic and -ous are both adjectival endings, so I say it's two adjectives. Also because the c is pronounced hard.

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Re: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Game

Post by Sasquatch » 04 Apr 2015 17:15

Prinsessa wrote:I argue it's really two words and should be written "supercalifragilistic, expialidocious". [;)]

super-cali-fragil-ist-ic

ex-pi-ali-doci-ous

I don't know any compounds with -ic right in the middle of them. -ic and -ous are both adjectival endings, so I say it's two adjectives. Also because the c is pronounced hard.

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super-cali-fragil-ist-ic
extreme-californian-tenuous-ness-like
Implying some relationship to the likelihood of California to slip into the ocean at some point.
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Re: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Game

Post by Creyeditor » 04 Apr 2015 19:47

Super-cali-fragil-ist-ic, ex-pial-i-doc-ious
over-cali-fragile-NMLZ.HUM-ADJZ out-pia-VOWEL-teach-ADJZ
Pertaining to a person that subscribes to doctrine that Alkali is very fragile and pertaining to the teaching of how to get out of your own pia mater.
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Re: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Game

Post by Ahzoh » 04 Apr 2015 20:13

Well the original meaning is something different:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercal ... nd_meaning
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Re: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Game

Post by qwed117 » 04 Apr 2015 20:39

So this is "The Glossing Game" for Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?
In which case;
Supercalifragilistic expialidocious
above-beauty-delicate-like.ADJ atone-educable.ADJ (Wikipedia "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious")
Atoning for educability through a facade of delicate beauty

FYI: I actually manually made a gloss, but 'twas too similar to wikipedia
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Re: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Game

Post by Lambuzhao » 05 Apr 2015 00:27

Three things to say:

1) Ugh. Wikipedia can really take the wind out of one's sails sometimes.

2) Prince must've liked Mary Poppins, b/c he wrote a song Superfunkycalifragisexy off the Black Album, which, ironically, has nothing to do with Mary Poppins and everything to do with poppin' Mary. Interestingly, his coinage could be used to pretty much accurately describe any one of Prince's better songs, and get it right in one breath.

3) suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus - Any takers? I claim 'suicoitolapidexcistrigilphilacrepitus'... of course. :roll:

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