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The story of Estabinus

My brother was a champion debater in high school. However, one time he'd forgotten he had a match that weekend, and he winged it. Arrogant little prick that he is, he even made up a word, "estabinus," in his opening salvo. Incredibly, his opponent used it in the defense argument.

The entirety of my brother's rebuttal consisted of the sentence, "I made up the word 'estabinus.'" Son of a bitch won the match.

I am so loving the definitions, especially the Akkadian etymology.

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mariposaverde
Jun. 3rd, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Brilliant rebuttal! :)
wolfluznicky
Jun. 3rd, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
I kinda love your brother for doing that. That's something I would do, and seversal of my friends too.
LOVE YOU LADY XOXOXOXO
ladycaviar
Jun. 4th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
I didn't say "arrogant prick" was a bad thing...

I learned from his book. The man's a master. He makes me look like a sweet naive thing. Really.
eiricmacbean
Jun. 4th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
ROFLMAO!
Sounds like a guy after my own heart. Playing with language has always been one of my favorite pastimes.
Off to go translate more Akkadian....
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