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June 22 2010

"Talk once more, and I will sue you for ear abuse. Shame on you. Shame! Auraphile."

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Added later: There is a fascinating discussion brewing in the comments about this word, "auraphile." I'm pretty sure Adam made it up. That is, it might actually exist and have a meaning, but none that he already knew. I guessing that he was punning on "pedophile" (i.e., love of, and therefore abuse of... well, ears, in this case).

31 comments:

  1. I so want to use this line at work! Adam you say the best things!

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  2. Interesting word auraphile. I looked in my dictionary and found no listing, so of course I hit the search engines and found some rather unusual uses for the word. Some I feel Adam would never use, even in his potty mouth sleep, lol. As always, enjoy your postings.

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  3. what the hell is Auraphile???

    I so have to use ear abuse sometime.

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  4. Wow,nice, one of the best read posts so far.

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  5. I think the literal translation would be hearing lover - which doesn't quite meet the requirements for ear abuse...Good on you Adam for inventing it anyway!

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  6. Well, the way it's spelled an auraphile would be someone who loves auras. Auralphile would be someone that loves ears. :)

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  7. I think he was thinking, like, "pedophile". So love of (and therefore abuse of)....

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  8. Auraphile makes me think of 'air-liking,' as in 'aura.' Then again, aura and ear have the same roots...

    Aurophilicity is a sort of bond involving gold, says wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurophilicity

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  9. @Reil, Auris = ear. Aurum = Gold. Aura = breeze. They aren't the same word.

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=aura
    http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/254/

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  10. Perhaps another listen is in order. If it were Oraphile, it would be someone who loves talking, especially to hear themselves speak at the expense of the ears of others.

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  11. Harrumph, I hope we commenters are differentiating between Latin and Greek here. Obviously "phile" comes from one of the many Greek words meaning love. The Greek "aura/aure" means air/breeze, the same as in Latin. "aurum" meaning gold is Latin, as is "auris" meaning ear (as Marilyn rightly corrected). However, I suspect, as Karen said, that sleeping Adam was simply connecting the word "aural" with such words as "pedophile" which has come to adopt negative connotations although the original would technically be positive.

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  12. I know what "Auraphile" is! It's going to be the title of a brand new category of videos! Videos which are now in the start-up phase of being hawked on the internet by Nigerian Princes residing in Great Britain!

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  13. Prof. ZzzMAN-ylizer22 June 2010 17:18

    stoney13, your funny! and ye commenters are a gas!

    - or a file on AurAphilia - the feel good aura of adams*atom - a universal glowing language sparked and gaslit from a brain mass of discovered happyness in a twosome, and Molly makes three, plus 'kiddies makes for giddies all wrapped into a surprized package unleashed into the atmosphere of time, tunneling towards a trip to stimulate the senses, like a pinpopped balloon-filled with colorful wraparoundwords, letters, and more, gocha numberz wafflin' about, no charge viral etiquette to Dream*On, pass along and then some, even with a sing song and karatechopdrop...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-phil-

    just another drop-in-the-bucket-thought to add to the mix.mush.munsch

    errr, shhh.ear.scuse me, i have no shame ;}
    zipped now. talked out, sue u later. . . .abuse!

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  14. I don't know why but Auraphile looks like the name of an Angel to me. I'm SURE this is not what Adam meant!

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  15. Awitchtrying, the Angel of Ear Death?

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  16. I think he may mean audiophile:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audiophile

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  17. 4ever =O) laughter22 June 2010 17:54

    17:40 ...
    that would tie in more than anything
    ear / audio
    ... i think it could be the accent of
    sleep slur speech or was that in HiFi WiFi...high 5 anyways all...BLAST away. BeeBopBOOOm. - - - GoooonnG - - -

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  18. Well, the "proper" construction would be 'otophile':

    (GK 'otos' - ear).

    Does anybody have a copy of Krafft-Ebing handy? 7@=Q

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  19. Based on this site...
    (http://www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/frivs/latin/latin-dict-full.html)

    abutor : to make full use of, to abuse.
    abutor : to use abusive language / use a word incorrectly.

    So ear abuser would be closer to auris abutor.

    Ear lover would be -phile.

    But then again, what do I know? *smile*

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  20. I think it's more oraphile (although the queen's English accent there is throwing me off). Which means to some people someone who like talking too much.

    Jim

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  21. It sounds more like 'Boraphile' to me - someone that likes to bore people.

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  22. I'm glad I sparked this debate. Reading over it I do think Karen is right with "auraphile" being a mix between "pedophile" and "aural". Very clever I must say.

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  23. Hubby loves this one and wants at least the first part on a t shirt....

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  25. @Marilyn I know what Aurum and Aura are. I could have sworn that Aura and Aural shared a root, though.

    My point was that there were different things that could work with the 'aura' in 'auraphile,' anyway.

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  26. I would say that was a slip of tongue and he meant to say "Audaphile".

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  27. He said what he meant to say, but it was written incorrectly (I assume)

    Oraphile - A person who loves to talk.

    e.g., Since the girl sitting next to me in English is an oraphile, I can never complete my work.

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  28. Actually, the association of abuse with the term pedophile is purely connotative, it's not the actual definition. The suffix "phile" means to love or to have a strong affinity for, while the prefix "ped" means child/young. Not everything with the suffix "phile" means abuse at all. It's very sad that our society associates it as such. To be an auraphile would, as far as I can tell based on the two parts of the word, be to love sounds. But again, the word "phile" does not mean, and has never meant, abuse.

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  29. the only thing I found on "auraphile" was a profile for some guy living in UK with that name or variation of it.
    would Adam know some 20 year old bloke that likes computers or spends a bunch of time online?

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