I’m kind of tapped out for witty comments. The door is open; do your thing!
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I was going to say something unwitty about the difficulty being that “tuin” isn’t a word (all it makes me think of is a portmanteau of ruin and tuna, which just leads nowhere) but to be on the safe side I googled it and, well. . .
There is the Great A’Tuin, the turtle that carries the elephants that carry the Discworld, a fictional creation of Terry Pratchett;
The Dutch word “tuin” evidently translates as “garden”;
The National Park Service uses TUIN as part of the web address for its TUskegee INstitute site;
Tuin Island Reef in the Torres Strait was the setting for a book that became the 2000 movie “Castaway”
. . .None of which is particularly helpful, but it was kind of interesting in a slightly discontinuous way. Discontuined does certainly look as if it ought to have some mysterious meaning. . .
Quite the heroic effort! Thanks!
I loved Castaway.
Discontuined is a contraction of discounted and ruined. It is used frequently in commercial sales contracts by companies globally.
So, it IS a portmanteau! Well done.
Eric Blackhurst, well played! Well played, indeed, sir! Even if it happens to be true (and, as a point of information, I would love to know whether it is a little invention of your own, or the report of an actual fact–in either event, it works splendidly here, but I have a passion for facts. . .) that was elegant!
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