Help needed finding a word

Discussion in 'BOARDANIA' started by mazekin, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. mazekin Member

    Hi Everyone!

    A friend in work is searching for a word he is 99.9% sure exists, and yet both of us are unable to find it using the internet. So, if any of you know if there is a particular word for things falling out of the sky (not blue ice, not meteorites etc.) would you please let me know because we are both slowly going crazy from searching.

    An example of this would be the Ancient Greek Playwright Aeschylus who supposedly died when an Eagle dropped a Tortoise on his head (รก la Small Gods :)). My colleague thinks that the word may be slightly derived from his name...type thing.
  2. Maljonic Administrator

    I just spent an hour looking and can't find it, probably read through lots of the same stuff you did, about Aeschylus and raining animals.
  3. mazekin Member

    Thanks Mal - I think collectively we've spent about 4 hours in work looking for it online with no such luck :sad: Ah well, such is life!
  4. spiky Bar Wench

    You've obviously identified a gap in the word market. You need to invent a word to fill this gap and then advertise its usage extensively on the internet in order to get widespread adoption of your new word. I suggest plummet + object = pluject.

    Just having a mild marketer moment...
  5. Katcal I Aten't French !

    Unidentified Falling Objects?
    I was thinking Precipitation until you mentioned turtles. But my search wasn't entirely pointless as it informed me that when it rains on Mars, it rains ICE NEEDLES. How cool is that?
  6. Maljonic Administrator

    That's great, you could also say that the first half of the word has its roots in the French word for rain. Turtle plujections.
  7. mazekin Member

    The best we could come up with was Death from Above. Thanks to Daithai , this is going to be in my head forever. I hate not knowing things!

    I do like pluject though:lol: Reminds me of pluto
  8. Tamar New Member

    Falling objects

    Objects falling from the sky that are not normally expected - that is, objects other than rain, meteorites, birds shot by hunters, airplane detritus, or space debris - are sometimes referred to as Fortean Falling Objects. Charles Fort collected reports of them and published them in his books.
  9. spiky Bar Wench

    Pluject rolls off the tongue more easily than Fortean Falling Objects. Just saying.
  10. Katcal I Aten't French !

    Rolls off the tongue and hits the floor in an unexpected manner, even. :pirate:

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