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I am seeking a particular word

 
 
Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 12:59 pm
For several days now I have been seeking a word which, so far, has eluded me. The word I seek is commonly used in the political arena and basically means to formulate and optimize a plan in order to avoid a a complicated or unpleasant situation.

I am rather perturbed that this word escapes me. Please help.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 01:00 pm
i believe the word your looking for is lie
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 01:06 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
do you mean spin control?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 01:09 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
I suppose you want it in Latin, properly punctuated , and properly edited . Wait till Im done with my Western style breakfast.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 01:33 pm
Nothing yet. I will check back after a much- needed nap.
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parados
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 02:31 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Is that your version of a trial balloon?
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 04:38 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Scheme, also used as a noun for the finished product.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 05:35 pm
Being in a rather humorless mood, I shall suggest "strategize".
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Gelisgesti
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 09:18 pm
don't you mean strateegerize?
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 09:28 pm
"zero-sum" in diplomacy refers to two opposing parties negotiating a resolution where the gains or losses are equal for both sides
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 09:30 pm
Ratzenhofer sure is taking a long nap, isn't he. He's changed since he turned
the 100 year mark.

I think the word is contrive
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 09:37 pm
@wandeljw,
wandeljw wrote:

"zero-sum" in diplomacy refers to two opposing parties negotiating a resolution where the gains or losses are equal for both sides

I meant: "non-zero-sum"

Anyway, the terminology Gus is looking for might be found by reading about Cold War diplomacy.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 10:10 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
something to do with gender schematics?
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 10:27 pm
You're seeking the word particular?
OK it lives on Four Syllable Lane right near Fastidious Drive.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 12:52 am
Nice nap. I appreciate the efforts but, alas, the word remains at large.

It isn't anything really complicated, just a solitary, rather common word, but for the life of me I can not come up with it. Maybe I'm not explaining it well enough.

I'll ponder it some more and get back to you. For now I must venture into the night.
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 03:31 am
@gustavratzenhofer,
In English, not every concept can be reduced to one word.
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solipsister
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 03:35 am
@gustavratzenhofer,
ooo, connive a guess?

if its your will i expect the pitchfork
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Francis
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 03:44 am
Gus wrote:
I am rather perturbed that this word escapes me


You should obviate or debar these things, Gus..
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 08:35 am
The word is "boogerize."
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 08:47 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

The word is "boogerize."
exactly
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