Dev Begins on Steampunk Project Recalcitrant Snozzle [Namer Software (text based)]

*** Update: This project has a name now … Recalcitrant Snozzle

Some Fun words:

anachronautann-a-kro-nort noun. A person who re-enacts several time periods and is inclined to introduce articles from these activities into the steampunk world.

audiotorianord-ee-o-tor-ee-an noun. A person who works creatively in the fields of steampunk music and sound effects.

chrononautkron-o-nort noun. A person who travels in time. This may simply be demonstrated by the wearing of anachronistic dress in a particular time reference.

cogglercog-gler noun. A person who applies cogs or a cog design to make simple cosmetic changes to an object without fundamentally altering it or adding function. See also primocoggler

confabulatorcon-fab-you-laet-or noun. A participant in online discussions.

congeniatorcon-jee-nee-ate-or noun. Someone who is diplomatic and civil with whom it is possible to have a pelasant conversation.

contraptorcon-trap-tor noun. A person who creates functional or practical steampunk devices. Also a person who extensively modifies a device to meet the steampunk aesthetic yet maintains its functionality.

erzatzuh-zats adj. A fake or replacement material. e.g. leatherette rather than leather and plastic rather than metal.

ferroequinologyfeh-ro-eh-quin-ol-o-jee noun. The study of railway engines.

gizmologistgiz-mol-o-jist noun. One who is expert in several technical fields.

numptynum-p-tee noun. A fool or clumsy oaf. Also numptifiednum-p-tee-fi-d adj. Where an object has taken on numpty characteristics.

primocogglerpree-moh-kog-gler noun. An artist who uses cogs and gear motifs to create acclaimed works of decorative art. (Fromcoggler)

regurgitatorree-gur-jee-tay-tor adj. noun. A derogative term for someone cobbling together items from erzatz materials (plastic, fake leather etc) to produce shoddy, second rate goods for sale.

scriptorianskrip-tor-ee-an noun. A person who puts down as text creative steampunk ideas.

shellackershell-a-cur noun. A person who paints on object with the aim of making it appear more fitting to the steampunk world. From shellackshell-ak verb. To paint (Usually in metallic colours)

snozzlesno-zul noun. A nose like brass part essential for the passage of water through an engine. Also vul. a nose, snout or other appendage on a steampunker.

steamacritstee-muh-krit noun. One who complains about non working gears being used while coating a Nerf gun with paint and calling it a raygun.

steamchavstee-m-chav – noun. A person who adopts commercially available and labelled garments and accessories on the grounds they are respected by other steamchavs rather than any inherent aesthetic or ideological value.
Also, steamchavvystee-m-chav-vee adj. Applied to describe mainstream, sellout articles or goods valued for their provenence and social acceptibility rather than their actual merit.

steampunkaneerstee-m-pun-kan-ear noun. A less than reputable person involved in acts of derring do and miscellaneous larceny, usually onbaord aerial vessels.

textiliertek-still-ee-yay noun. A maker of fine quality steampunk clothing.

thrunge plateth-run-j-play-t noun. An essential yet poorly understood element to virtually every steampunk construct. It is invariably the thrunge plate which fails when a device fails to operate correctly.

macroscian – 1. One casting a long shadow. 2. One who inhabits polar regions.
There’s just so much awesome in that one word – the Graf Zeppelin over the pole, The Golden Compass, Lovecraft’s The Mountains of Madness.

absinthial – bitter as wormwood
absquatulate – to decamp; to leave quickly; to flee – literally “go squat elsewhere”
adoxography – skilled writing about an unimportant subject, as in out-of-print pamphleteers.
aeropleustic – pertaining to aerial navigation
arctician – one skilled in navigating arctic regions
balmorality – superficial enthusiasm for Scottish culture
bathykolpian – deep-bosomed
boman – well-dressed criminal
brimborion – something useless or nonsensical – I am tempted to redefine it as “a particle of nonsense” as in ion or boson: “brimborion detector” or “brimborion-ray pistol”
byrthynsak – 1. The theft of a calf or a sheep. 2. Stealing as much as one can carry 3. Stealing as many sheep as one’s zeppelin can carry – it seemed like a good idea at the time!
canaille – riffraff or rabble
ceraunoscopy – divination using lightning – natural or, I suppose, artificial. Perhaps also ceraunomancy?
chalcenterous – having bowels of brass
conciliabule – a meeting of conspirators
corposant – St. Elmo’s fire or similar electrical discharge
cryptodynamic – having secret or hidden power – a good word for all those “mini-fusion powerpacks” one finds in sci-fi?
culmiferous – bearing coal-dust
demonosopher – one who is inspired by a demon or devil – a mad scientist? I’d also apply this to a fiendishly clever student who works like one posessed – you’ve probably met the type.
fettler – a person skilled at repairing machinery
fulgural – like lightning
fuliginous – sooty or soot-coloured
fossick – to search for gold in abandoned claims or to rummage around for anything valuable – to salvage?
franion – a pleasure seeker or hedonist
fremescence – the grumbling sound of an unhappy mob of people
guttersnipe – a street person
hypergolic – igniting on contact
issles / izles – sparks; embers
jarble – to smear with grime and mud
loxodograph – device used to record ship’s travels – anybody know how this works?
magniloquent – speaking pompously
mataeotechny – an unprofitable art or science
moliminous – massive; laborious
mysteriosophy – system of knowledge concerning secrets and mysteries
nepenthe – a potion which causes one to forget their troubles – booze
nesiote – island-dwelling
obnubilate – to obscure
periphrastic – pertaining to circumlocution or a circumlocutor
resistentialism – the spiteful behaviour of inanimate objects, as in steam engines and automata
ructation – belching
sferics – study of storms using electronic detectors
telodynamic – transmission of power over some distance
xyresic – razor-sharp

Concerning the Kraken:
abyssopelagic – pertaining to the depths of the ocean
aerious or aeriform – airy or gaseous
capreolate – having or resembling tentacles
creatophagous – carnivorous; flesh-eating – literally “eats critters”?
voraginous – devouring everything

Fulminating lexiphanicism (fancytalk to flame with):
anoegenetic – not producing new work or original knowledge
anonymuncle – a petty anonymous writer
blatteroon – a person who will not stop talking
cullion – a rude, mean-spirited person; troll
recumbentibus – a knockout punch, either verbal or physical
smatchet – a small nasty person or a nasty child

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absinthial – bitter as wormwood
absquatulate – to decamp; to leave quickly; to flee – literally “go squat elsewhere”
adoxography – skilled writing about an unimportant subject, as in out-of-print pamphleteers.
aerious or aeriform – airy or gaseous
aether – the substance that fills all space – literally “the medium that transports light through space”
aeropleustic – pertaining to aerial navigation
anoegenetic – not producing new work or original knowledge
anonymuncle – a petty anonymous writer
arctician – one skilled in navigating arctic regions
automaton – engine of automation. a living, thinking mechanical creature. plural: automata
balmorality – superficial enthusiasm for Scottish culture
bathykolpian – deep-bosomed
blatteroon – a person who will not stop talking
boman – well-dressed criminal
brimborion – something useless or nonsensical; a particle of nonsense examples: “brimborion detector” or “brimborion-ray pistol”
byrthynsak – stealing as much as one can carry
canaille – riffraff or rabble
ceraunoscopy – divination using lightning
chalcenterous – having bowels of brass
chrono – prefix. a clockwork device, or an object that uses of clockwork mechanics
conciliabule – a meeting of conspirators
corposant – St. Elmo’s fire or similar electrical discharge
cryptodynamic – having secret or hidden power – a good word for all those “mini-fusion powerpacks” one finds in sci-fi?
cullion – a rude, mean-spirited person; troll
culmiferous – bearing coal-dust
demonosopher – one who is inspired by a demon or devil – a mad scientist? I’d also apply this to a fiendishly clever student who works like one posessed – you’ve probably met the type.
drazel – a dirty woman; a slut
ectoplasm – a physical residue from spiritual energy
electro puncturation – in surgery, the act of inserting two or more needles in the body, and connecting them with the poles of a galvanic apparatus
fettler – a person skilled at repairing machinery
fulgural – like lightning
fuliginous – sooty or soot-coloured
fossick – to search for gold in abandoned claims or to rummage around for anything valuable – to salvage?
franion – a pleasure seeker or hedonist
fremescence – the grumbling sound of an unhappy mob of people
galvanism – an electrical device; as “mechanism” is to “mechanical”
gimcrack – a trivial mechanism; a device; a toy; a pretty thing
guttersnipe – a street person
hypergolic – igniting on contact
idioelectric – electric per se, or containing electricity in its natural state
issles / izles – sparks; embers
jarble – to smear with grime and mud
loxodograph – device used to record ship’s travels – anybody know how this works?
luminiferous – light bearing
macroscian – 1. One casting a long shadow. 2. One who inhabits polar regions.
magniloquent – speaking pompously
mataeotechny – an unprofitable art or science
moliminous – massive; laborious
mysteriosophy – system of knowledge concerning secrets and mysteries
nepenthe – a potion which causes one to forget their troubles – booze
nesiote – island-dwelling
obnubilate – to obscure
periphrastic – pertaining to circumlocution or a circumlocutor
recumbentibus – a knockout punch, either verbal or physical
resistentialism – the spiteful behaviour of inanimate objects, as in steam engines and automata
ructation – belching
sferics – study of storms using electronic detectors
smatchet – a small nasty person or a nasty child
telodynamic – transmission of power over some distance
xenophrenia – a foreign or alien state of mind. the proper word for spaced out…
xyresic – razor-sharp 

Pertaining to the Kraken
abyssopelagic – pertaining to the depths of the ocean
batrachian – an amphibian vertebrate
capreolate – having or resembling tentacles
creatophagous – carnivorous; flesh-eating – literally “eats critters”?
kraken – sea monster
voraginous – devouring everything

Lovecraftian Words
amorphous – shapeless
cyclopean – huge, massive; of or relating to a style of stone construction by the use of large irregular blocks without mortar
eldritch – strange, uncanny
gibbous – humpbacked, bulging
rugose – wrinkled
squamous – scaly
tenebrous – gloomy, dark

Phrases meaning “To Steal”
“To tactically acquire”
“To obtain by means of questionable legality.”
“To abscond away with in a quiet and oh so unobserved manner.”

“Fortuitous combination of circumstances” – lucky

Here is how to speak Proper Victorian English:
http://www.tlucretius.net/Sophie/Castle/proper.html
Slang words used by Victorian England’s lower classes:
http://www.tlucretius.net/Sophie/Castle/victorian_slang.html
Words for a Scottish or Irish character:
http://www.tlucretius.net/Sophie/Castle/gaelic.html
And some 19th century French expressions:
http://www.tlucretius.net/Sophie/Castle/French.html

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~ by pvilletank on November 30, 2010.

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