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02 February 2007 @ 06:55 am
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Main Entry: horde
Pronunciation: 'hord
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French, German, & Polish; Middle French & German, from Polish horda, from Ukrainian dialect gorda, alteration of Ukrainian orda, from Old Russian, from Turkic orda, ordu - a khan's residence
1 a : a political subdivision of central Asian nomads b : a people or tribe of nomadic life
2 : a teeming crowd or throng : SWARM
synonym see CROWD

Main Entry: hoard[1]
Pronunciation: 'hord
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English hord, from Old English; akin to Gothic huzd treasure, Old English hydan to hide
: a supply or fund stored up and often hidden away

Main Entry: hoard[2]
Function: verb
transitive verb
1 : to lay up a hoard of
2 : to keep (as one's thoughts) to oneself
intransitive verb : to lay up a hoard
- hoard·er noun

Thus, you *could* have a dragon horde or a Mongol hoard, but more often you're speaking of a dragon's hoard or a Mongol horde. Not the same thing. Note differences in spelling.

Thank you.
 
 
 
The Onion Girl: geektshuma on February 2nd, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Awwww. Geeking on so many levels at once. It's downright sexy.

Now if only we could keep people from mixing rouge and rogue. What's with all these online characters wearing make-up these days?
Noahangelbob on February 2nd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
I blame the Blood Elves, with their red-friendly complexion and tendency toward wearing red and gold.
VanderVeckenxthread on February 2nd, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
Are you goin' on about Inarra's hoarin' around again?
Noahangelbob on February 2nd, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
*grin*

Not so much :-P
msde on February 2nd, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
I dunno, the one that I see a lot that bugs me seems appropriate right now.

here here!
Noahangelbob on February 2nd, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
*grin*
Mister Nihilmisternihil on February 2nd, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
You missed one
Main Entry: whor'd
Pronunciation: 'hord
Function: adjective
Etymology: bef. 1100; ME, OE hōre; c. G Hure, ON hōra; akin to Goth hors harlot, L cārus dear; probably contraction of p.t. "whored"
1 : the state of having exchanged sex for money
2 : appearing ready to exchange sex for money
see pimp'd

'cuz a dragon whor'd or a mongol whor'd ain't impossible neither. Not even a hoard of whor'd hordes.