View Full Version : iso: a certain lingustic term


???
08-21-2008, 06:56 PM
right, most of us are probably pretty clear on our onomatopeia, oxymora, portmanteaus, homophones, spoonerisms, all that shit, but i'm looking for a term that may not exist yet; help me, if you can.

what is the noun for a word that can be broken up and read as the smaller words that constitute it, which also happen to describe or evoke the meaning of the larger word?

i have only one stupid example to demonstrate the idea to you but i'm having some doubts

???
08-21-2008, 06:58 PM
hmm i suppose its sort of a double-entendre but not quite

wHATcOLOR
08-21-2008, 06:59 PM
i think those are called butts.

???
08-21-2008, 06:59 PM
this baby is the fold-up barbecue of hip modern lingo

i should patent this

???
08-21-2008, 07:00 PM
i think those are called butts.

hm, "butts"...it has market potential. i'll consider it

mxzombie
08-21-2008, 07:10 PM
what's the example?

???
08-21-2008, 07:13 PM
promise you won't laugh

ammy
08-21-2008, 07:19 PM
i'm gunna go with compound noun here until you tell us your example..

???
08-21-2008, 07:20 PM
ok.





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melatonin = mellow tonin'

ammy
08-21-2008, 07:21 PM
stupid is the term you are looking for

i know this because i am an authority on the matter.

ammy
08-21-2008, 07:23 PM
por ejemplo
<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/p3fuMH9WIno&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/p3fuMH9WIno&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

???
08-21-2008, 07:25 PM
shit, those guys don't know what they stumbled across

redbull
08-22-2008, 03:06 PM
HEY!
AM I MAKING ANY SENSE AT ALL?
DOES ANYONE HERE SPEAK ENGLISH?
CAUSE EVERYONE'S ACTING LIKE I'M FUCKING CRAZY OR SOMETHING
IS THIS THING ON?

Ol' Couch Ass
08-22-2008, 03:19 PM
lol...

is this thing on??

I know you people are out there because tables don't smoke...

HEYO

mayday
08-22-2008, 03:59 PM
Synecdoche – a figure of speech in which a part of something represents its whole.


Is this it? I remember something like that from English. I found it on this page:

http://www.thewritingtutor.biz/quick_reference_guides/litterms-advanced.php

Caine Walker
08-22-2008, 04:28 PM
stupid is the term you are looking for



:banging:

mxzombie
08-22-2008, 04:29 PM
Synecdoche a figure of speech in which a part of something represents its whole.


Is this it? I remember something like that from English. I found it on this page:

http://www.thewritingtutor.biz/quick_reference_guides/litterms-advanced.phpno, what isle's talking about isn't synecdoche or any other literary device. i wonder if he's serious about this mellow tonin' thing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synecdoche

Nimrod's Son
08-22-2008, 05:19 PM
por ejemplo
<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/p3fuMH9WIno&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/p3fuMH9WIno&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

minority drug abuse is out of control

maoi
08-22-2008, 05:50 PM
isle is pretty dumb huh guys

TheMilstead
08-22-2008, 08:40 PM
Isle, I believe the term you're looking for is "mondegreen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen)".

bardy
08-23-2008, 12:39 AM
HEY!
AM I MAKING ANY SENSE AT ALL?
DOES ANYONE HERE SPEAK ENGLISH?
CAUSE EVERYONE'S ACTING LIKE I'M FUCKING CRAZY OR SOMETHING
IS THIS THING ON?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redbull
08-23-2008, 03:28 AM
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???
08-23-2008, 06:48 AM
i didn't expect this thread to make a comeback, since i was just bein' wacky and all

you guys actually pulled through

i'm proud but laughing at you. thx

tcm
08-23-2008, 06:57 AM
wordplay aficionadi would call it an apt phonetic charade. but if you can come up with a few more, i'll gladly petition to formally dub them Islisms at the next National Puzzlers' League convention.

tcm
08-23-2008, 07:01 AM
incidentally, if you're going to say oxymora, then you should also use onomatopoeiae and portmanteaux for consistency.

???
08-23-2008, 07:39 AM
incidentally, if you're going to say oxymora, then you should also use onomatopoeiae and portmanteaux for consistency.

that was my original intention but it irked me that spellcheck didn't recognize the plural forms. oh how i loathe those squiggly red lines.