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dv8dragonfly and I felt it necessary yesterday to define "one muck". It seems that Sharif was going to be running amuck, and we wished to know exactly how far that would be.

We decided that a "muck" is a variable measurement, being the distance between Sharif and his car at any given time. So it's a phrase of very limited usefulness, but I like it anyway.

"Sharif realized he was late, so he ran amuck and sped away."

"Joanna borrowed Sharif's keys, ran amuck, and retrieved her jacket. She then ran amuck and returned the keys to their owner."
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From:dv8dragonfly
Date:August 16th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately limited, but still highly amusing.
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From:rosewater
Date:August 16th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately I think it's a "mok." But that looks even more like a unit of measurement, doesn't it?

Sorry to not see you last night but I was a total looz0r and fell asleep.
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From:rosewater
Date:August 16th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
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I am such a dork.

"One mok" is totally the title of your post isn't it.
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From:khakipants
Date:August 16th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
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I actually looked it up on dictionary.com before I posted, because I really wanted to spell it "amok". And then it said that "amok" was a variant of "amuck". And I figured that if "amok" is the variant, then "amuck" must be the more accepted spelling, and I went with that one. Also, the way we were pronouncing it last night was a better fit for the less elegant spelling. Alas.

Woo! More explanation than anyone expected!
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From:rosewater
Date:August 16th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh that's super-weird! Because "amok" is actually a culturally specific mental illness that only occurs in, I think, Malaysia... I always assumed that was the etymology. I've never seen "amuck"! Maybe dictionary.com is messing with your head.
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From:khakipants
Date:August 16th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, that's a possibility that I hadn't considered.

Damn my potentially misplaced faith in this trust-inspiring-ly-named online resource!

Also, forgive my creation of the mess that is "trust-inspiring-ly-named". I was too lazy to come up with a good way to say what I wanted there.
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