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Old 09-18-2018, 11:36 PM   #31
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As a peasant English speaker who doesn't hobnob with linguists or english [sic] professors, you don't have to worry about that.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:10 AM   #32
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So, 'bespoked' means like a bicycle/motorcycle wheel?
Is tricksy; because, "bespoken" means "engaged" as in "She bespoken for."


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Old 09-19-2018, 01:31 AM   #33
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Had a sleepover at the bartendress' house.

When it all started, I was larged. When it all was over, I was somehow ensmalled. And enshrivelled.

But, great fun was had on the way to The Ensamllening.
I am a word geek of a slightly aberrant nature, and while this isn't actually a word, it absolutely should be.

I am officially in love.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:07 AM   #34
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I am a word geek of a slightly aberrant nature, and while this isn't actually a word, it absolutely should be.

I am officially in love.
Oh, it's a word, baby!

Our word!
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:09 AM   #35
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Heh, that's a fun thread.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:01 AM   #36
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I'll bespoken tomorrow morning. That means I'll have to hand-set my alarm.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:40 PM   #37
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I will be besmoken a little later today.

Bemoken - adj - Stoned
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:59 AM   #38
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Probably not much call for one of the these on your bizjet, but at least it would be in good company with all the other bespooky stuff.

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Old 09-23-2018, 07:40 AM   #39
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Their marketing person needed to pay attention in class, that is a fourth grade vocabulary word.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:19 AM   #40
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Their marketing person needed to pay attention in class, that is a fourth grade vocabulary word.
It's a term I've always associated with the tailoring trade, a 'bespoke suit' being made to measure as against 'off the peg'.
It seems to have an honourable enough past:

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Perhaps the most famous customer in the Benson & Clegg ledgers is His Majesty King George VI
The King had originally been a customer of the company whilst holding the title of His Royal Highness The Duke of York back in 1937, but following his accession to the throne Benson & Clegg were formally granted the honour of the Royal Warrant as his bespoke tailors.
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Incidentally, if a tailor makes you a suit in the UK, it's said to be a bespoke suit.
In the US we'd say tailored or made-to-measure, which is perfectly sayable in the UK too.
Anything that's made to personal specifications can be bespoke.
Checking the web, I got "bespoke vehicles", "bespoke network solutions", "bespoke mirrors", "bespoke browbands" (for horses).
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:27 AM   #41
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It just occurred to me that every public speech is also bespoke at the time of its creation (except that one Melania's staff plagiarized.)
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:27 AM   #42
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Can't even drink my coffee without being bespoken to...
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:56 AM   #43
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that is a better use of the word than in the Patio Room advertisement.
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