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When? 2006-10-20 07:58
About? Cata-...whattheheck?
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Today, we feel :Hesitant
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Sooo, what does Cataglottisme means?

The thing is, if you launch a Google Party, you're likely to find... Nothing, for cataglottisme. But chances are you'll get a nice "Did you mean: cataglottism ? "  
So, cataglottism? Cataglottism is, more or less, a pedantic and complicated word for "French Kissing".
( I especially like the following description : "You see, cataglottism is one of those weird and unnecessarily dull words used to describe much more fun activities.") 

Now, this person seems to have found a little bit more, but really he/she should have left glottis to tongue indeed, and not have gone down the "throat" path. (no pun intended.)

This leads us to the meaning of cataglottisme, with an 'e'. (Dun dun DUN!)
It's a French word. (ack! damnation!)
CATAGLOTTISME (ka-ta-glo-tti-sm') s. m. Etym: Greek kata, around, and glôssa, tongue. It's an old, literature related word. Basically, it means talking (or indeed, writing) with a lot of complicated words, in a very convoluted style. Quite pompous, in fact.

To put it simply, cataglottism is a cataglottisme for French Kissing.
When I discovered that, I completely fell in love with the concept. Because things are always like that. There's always more than what meets the eye. There's always a good reason for what may look strange or unnatural.

And oddly, it's a good sum-up for me. The whole "weird, unnecessarily dull, convoluted and pompous". But with a "Think Again" edge. (Or not. You take your pick.)



This girl from work, looks alright
But the lights are too bright
Bloke in sales likes her too
What am I supposed to do?
But he's earning 28
And I'm on 22

It's alright, it's alright
In the city it's alright


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Whodunnit? jacksmadeline
When? 2007-04-07 06:21 (UTC)
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Hey. So, you're friends with bk11. Would you be able (and willing) to explain to me just what exactly freaking happened to her and why she's depriving us of all her fics?(!?!?)

Cool name, btw.
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