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posted by [personal profile] elenya at 08:31am on 13/02/2009
Courtesy of Dictionary.com (actually it was yesterday's word for the day, but I only checked my inbox this morning, so bite me):

froward \FROH-werd\, adjective:

not easily managed; contrary

c. 1300, Old English fromweard "turned from or away," from, from + -weard. The opposite of toward, it was Latin pervertus in early translations of the Psalms, and also meant "about to depart, departing," and "doomed to die."


Pervertus? :D Yes, please.

I think we have some of the best ingredients of fanfic there. Drama!Frodo not easily managed? Check. Angsty!Frodo about to depart or doomed to die? Check. They've missed one definition though: Froward: leaning or inclined towards Frodo...
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posted by [identity profile] pearlette.livejournal.com at 10:08am on 13/02/2009
That is exceedingly cool.

:):):):):):):)
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:48am on 15/02/2009
That is exceedingly cool.

Isn't it just? :D :)
 
posted by [identity profile] aussiepeach.livejournal.com at 10:30am on 13/02/2009
I think Sam could be exceedingly "froward"!

Am sad there is no 'samward'. But there was a Sam Ward in New York whose son Sam Junior was one of New York's first foodies. "He was such a good customer of Delmonico's that they used to allow him into the kitchen to prepare his own sauces." Very hobbity!
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:50am on 15/02/2009
*imagines Sam giving Frodo some of his sauce, despite the Gaffers orders to the contrary* :D
 
posted by [identity profile] juliebeth.livejournal.com at 11:38am on 13/02/2009
Made me smile! :)
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:51am on 15/02/2009
Yay! Smiles are good. :)

btw, check you PMs... :)
 
posted by [identity profile] telstar109.livejournal.com at 01:11am on 14/02/2009
Interesting! I always thought it was just an alternative spelling of "forward", in the old sexist sense as applied to girls. Thanks for the info!

And yes to all those Frodo-esque definitions! :)
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:52am on 15/02/2009
I always thought it was just an alternative spelling of "forward"

If I've come on it in the past, I possibly thought it was a typo. :D
 
posted by [identity profile] frodosweetstuff.livejournal.com at 12:37pm on 18/02/2009
Oooh, I didn't know that was a word. I thought it was a typo. :D

So, do I understand you right that you are going to write three fics to illustrate those types of Frodos??? :D *waits happily*

;-)

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