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Aug. 13th, 2014 | 03:38 pm

From the list of Words That Don't Exist But Should™:

bien·a·pro·pos /ˌbjɛ̃.æp.ɹəˈpoʊ/ adv
Appropriate, fit, suitable.

There's malapropos, after all, so why not bienapropos as well?

Also, two more, because why not:

alpacino /ˌælpəˈtʃiːnoʊ/ or /ˌælpæˈtʃiːnoʊ/ n
A male baby alpaca.
alpacina /ˌælpəˈtʃiːnə/ or /ˌælpæˈtʃiːnə/ n
A female baby alpaca.

In reality, a baby alpaca is actually called a cria, regardless of sex. (Hat tip to huskyteer!)

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Alice Dryden

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from: huskyteer
date: Aug. 13th, 2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
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You could have completely fooled me with 'bienapropos'!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 13th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
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That word is bienapropos in many situations and contexts!

Maybe you should try to slip it by an editor some time and see if they notice. :)

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Alice Dryden

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from: huskyteer
date: Aug. 13th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, a challenge! :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 13th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it... :)

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Mikazo

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from: mikazo
date: Aug. 15th, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
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Alpacino. Otherwise known as your little friend. <3

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 15th, 2014 09:23 am (UTC)
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Indeed — and whatever he asks of you, you can't refuse. (Because he's too damn cute when he's looking at you with those big puppy eyes!)

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