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#1 2017-04-08 14:44:56

DavidTuggy
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officiando / officionado < aficionado

English teachers and others of you who are Shakespeare officiandos might have recognized the little phrase u

Richard Parsons, CEO of Time Warner AOL, is a wine officiando (who jets off to his vineyard in Italy.)

California rapper and marijuana officiando Snoop Dogg has launched his own brand of legal pot.

A slight variant:

“What happened to Adam the Art Officiondo?” “Yeah, well I officiated him out of my life. He was way too involved in making paintings out of duct tape and nails.

Please note that we are NOT computer officiondo’s and had to simply follow someone else’s steps to work around this problem.

All right, all your OI trivia officiondo’s, here’s your chance to shine.

One gets the idea de aficionados might have some kind of official or officious relationship with what they are fans of. That would be eggcornish.

A bit more commonly, a closer phonological fit:

Not only is he our resident German specialist and Oompah officionado but he also playes the flute, soprano and alto sax, even the harmonica.

Fashion officionado Diane Kruger hit another fashion high note at the Belin Film Festival premiere of her latest film,

If you’ve never had it, you don’t know what you’re missing, especially if you are a popcorn officionado. It was the best microwave popcorn I’ve ever eaten.

I expect there are other variants out there, but don’t have the energy to track them down at the moment. (Spanish oficiando ‘officiating’ only has one f ; people using two are probably more affected by office/official/officer/ etc. than by it. Do French/Italian etc have something similar with two f ’s?)


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#2 2017-04-09 00:19:06

Dixon Wragg
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Re: officiando / officionado < aficionado

Fronted by grunge efficienado Tom Holland alongside his trusted rhythm section comprised of Hypophora’s Lewis Pilcher and Blue River’s Jim Richardson.
music talk

I’m not a Bloody Mary efficienado, and hot and spicy might be expected in a good one.
restaurant review

If someone can play slide with a rib bone….why haven’t you or some other BBQ efficienado rigged treble hooks to a rib bone and tried it as a crank bait?
fishing discussion

Ever since I started lurking this sub, my meme efficiency had increased by an absurd amount. I used to enjoy the occasional meme, but now the extent at which I am a meme efficienado is so great, I can’t share memes with anyone.
meme site

Note in that last example that he makes an explicit connection between “efficiency” and “efficienado”.

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#3 2017-04-09 19:05:17

DavidTuggy
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Re: officiando / officionado < aficionado

Dixon Wragg wrote:

Note in that last example that he makes an explicit connection between “efficiency” and “efficienado”.

Yes. I neglected to point out the same thing in one of the quotes above:

“What happened to Adam the Art Officiondo?” “Yeah, well I officiated him out of my life. He was way too involved in making paintings out of duct tape and nails.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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