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Jul. 28th, 2015 | 11:59 am

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

bauchery /ˈbɔː.t͡ʃə.ɹi/ n
modesty, restraint, pudency; specifically chastity, sexual abstinence.

Give it a try some time — walk up to, say, a church and exasperatedly exclaim "a... a den of bauchery!". :)

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from: porsupah
date: Jul. 28th, 2015 07:09 pm (UTC)

Persist, and it may well happen. I might have been the origin of the acronym ISTR. =:) (Or was it FWIW?)

After all, "serendipity" was created and was adopted. Something of a change for English, more accustomed to the older practice of Shanghaiing foreign words. =:)

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from: schnee
date: Jul. 28th, 2015 07:17 pm (UTC)

ISTR — "I seem to recall"? You'll have to tell me that story some time!

"Serendipity" is an interesting one, but based on a real location, isn't it? Magic: The Gathering's first expansion, "Arabian Nights" (which was based more on the real world and real-world mythology than subsequent expansions), had two cards called "Serendip Efreet" and "Serendip Djinn", FWIW. That said "serendipity" is still one of my favorite words. :)

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