Poll: Runcible

Runcible means:

  • A minor administrator in a church organization

  • A spoon with fork tines; a Spork

  • Something looked down upon; contemptible

  • The mounting cradle of a crucible


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THX1123

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I voted for "something looked down upon, contemptible".

Because it just sounds right.
"YOU, saar, are a runcible reprobate, and ye belong in the slammer!"

I'm probably wrong.
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I know this one because my uncle, a jazz pianist, had a song called Runcible that he recorded in the 60's sometime. It was on a demo his trio did, trying to get signed by a label (he was turned down). My Mom has a copy of it somewhere, maybe. She recently got rid of a lot of personal memorabilia when they moved last year.
 

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I know this one because my uncle, a jazz pianist, had a song called Runcible that he recorded in the 60's sometime. It was on a demo his trio did, trying to get signed by a label (he was turned down). My Mom has a copy of it somewhere, maybe. She recently got rid of a lot of personal memorabilia when they moved last year.
Yeah kids today don’t want antiques collectibles and memorabilia their parents and grandparents amassed.
Runcible…
 

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The Archbishop of Canterbury from 1981-90 was called Robert Runcie.

I was hoping Runcible was a clerical administrator.

I like to see a bit of nominative determinism.
 

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It's a cromulent nonsense word in a pompitus nonsense poem by Edward Lear.

Non of the offered poll options are correct.
It was indeed a nonsense word, and an excellent one. It has since somehow become associated with sporks. And apparently an unsuccessful type of digital pocket watch thingies.

It is also in what I find to be a most excellent psychedelic song by The Pretty Things called Baron Saturday.

 

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Runcible:

the tiny spatula for removing ear wax out of mice ears ,
the legal term for finding and keeping things belonging to other people before they are lost .
the legal term for doing rude things to small furry animals while wearing a tutu
 




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