View Full Version : From the Dungeon to the Dictionary

05-20-2009, 10:01 AM
This is a rather interesting piece that will capture the attention of those of you who share an interest in D&D and English (hopefully there are more around here than just me!)


05-20-2009, 12:32 PM
That was a neat read. Thanks for sharing!

05-22-2009, 01:45 PM
Yes, very interesting.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
05-22-2009, 02:05 PM
Very cool. I sent the link to a few of my gamer buddy's. They will appreciate it too. Thanks for posting, DragonsDelight.

05-22-2009, 04:03 PM
Nice article. I visit the Phrontistery now and again but had not seen this.

Thanks for sharing!

06-01-2009, 09:22 AM
One of my favorite things about this site is discovering new info like this. Thanks!

06-01-2009, 11:20 AM
Yes, I always wanted to know where Dweomer came from ... :) Not only did D&D give me a better vocabulary (maybe since I began playing young), but it also gave me entirely made up words too! :laugh:

William Murderface
06-06-2009, 11:44 AM
interesting but otherwise pointless in my opinion

06-07-2009, 08:47 AM
interesting but otherwise pointless in my opinion

The entertainment of reading it was the point.

I suppose the fact that I'm an English major made me more interested in it than some other people would be; still, there's no reason to call it "pointless". It was only supposed to shed a bit of light on the background of words used throughout the history of the game.

06-07-2009, 09:05 AM
Well DragonsDelight, tho I am nowhere near a English Major or minor, and I speak it only so well as a redneck can. I enjoyed the link, thank you for sharing.

06-07-2009, 11:09 AM
I agree, it was the entertainment factor. Movies have no point either, but they're entertaining. As a matter of fact, there is no point to most things in life. The only pointedly needed things would be just enough to survive; fire to cook on, food, shelter, water ... anything else is pointless right?

I'm not an English Major either, I could hold onto a B at the most through school in English. But I enjoyed someone going to the trouble to look some of these things up and write an article on it :)

06-14-2009, 12:31 AM
neat. =)