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Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« on: February 05, 2003, 06:22:12 am »

For those of you who have wondered about the origin of that word ever since SC2 came out - the word really  d o e s  exist!!!

I found it in my 'Encarta - World English Dictionary' on page 752:

frump (pronounced as written),
noun,
a term used to insult a woman considered by the speaker not to be good looking or to dress well (informal insult)
[Mid-16thC. Origin uncertain: probably a shortening of earlier 'frumple' meaning 'wrinkle', from, ultimately, Middle Dutch 'verrompelen' meaning 'to rumple completely'. The original English meaning was 'sneering speech']

Does any of that sound familiar?  Cheesy
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2003, 06:28:25 am »

Yeah, but it's not that amazing, no offense.  It's a translator, and when it encounters words that it doesn't know, then it finds the closest match.  It doesn't make words up.  What I'd be more interested in is how Paul or Fred found this rather obscure word.  Did they just stop on a random page in the dictionary?
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2003, 06:38:38 am »

This is really nitpicking, but there is a case where the computer makes something up, although it's definitely not a word.

Busy is because Orz have reason. It is secret for *campers*. You must going quickly to my *house*. It is too bad you cannot **HYUIVBHJHG** there but flying the *heavy* ship is okay.
Guess it just couldn't find a word close enough. =)
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2003, 07:11:37 am »

Meh, there was no closest match, or there was a bug in the program.  So bleh.
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2003, 08:13:37 am »

Maybe it was a power surge?  Or, maybe it wasted so much time trying to find a "best fit" that it just gave up. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2003, 08:15:08 am »

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 What I'd be more interested in is how Paul or Fred found this rather obscure word.  Did they just stop on a random page in the dictionary?


That's what I was wondering about, and since I've found a lot of words that I didn't know before in that book... I just took a look and amazingly enough found it, too!
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2003, 08:29:01 am »

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This is really nitpicking, but there is a case where the computer makes something up, although it's definitely not a word.

Busy is because Orz have reason. It is secret for *campers*. You must going quickly to my *house*. It is too bad you cannot **HYUIVBHJHG** there but flying the *heavy* ship is okay.
Guess it just couldn't find a word close enough. =)


Interestingly enough, the translating computer seems to have put  t h a t  word in two stars (128bit encryption?)  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2003, 09:41:14 pm »

Wait...how does the Orz voice-actor pronounce that word?
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2003, 12:30:43 am »

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Wait...how does the Orz voice-actor pronounce that word?


He doesn't - it sounds just like turning a dial on an old radio...

Listen to orz068.ogg to hear that weird noise!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2003, 02:17:47 am »

*frumple*!

hehe I think I have a new nickname for that b**** girl in class  Grin

Or, in the worst case, I'll just try to make a dial sound  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2003, 02:21:30 am »

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*frumple*!

hehe I think I have a new nickname for that b**** girl in class  Grin

Or, in the worst case, I'll just try to make a dial sound  Grin


Good Lord! Never let  h e r  get her fingers on that dictionary!!! 'Cause you ain't gonna go back to the *playground * once  s h e  started *dancing* with you  Cheesy
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2003, 03:06:41 am »

Hey, look at how "**HYUIVBHJHG**" is entered on a key board. The letters are adjacent, and seem to make a pattern.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2003, 03:10:10 am »

Sorry, but a pattern made by *fingers*.
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2003, 03:15:13 am »

Mmh - interesting!

Never thought of that since on the German keyboard, the Y and Z are placed the other way around...

Have you ever tried to place that on the Hyperspace or Quasispace maps?

Maybe it's the way you're supposed to travel to finish the game the fastest way?

Sort of like all the rainbow worlds pointing to the core?
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2003, 04:53:06 am »

I can't help but think it was probably just 'cause the programmer mashed his hand on the keyboard to type it.

Here, I'll try hitting random keys in that general area:

HGUVBUBGYG

Pretty close, no?
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