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Are ”fluther” and ”lurve” real or created words?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (21294 points ) May 29th, 2011

Maybe I am missing the joke, but are ”fluther” and ”lurve” created words or what the founders wanted to name whatever it is they are? Can’t find definitions in any dictionary, hard copy or online. So, lurve = (definition sing. and plural) and fluther = (definition sing. and plural)

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everephebe's avatar

fluther or fluther (first two google results for the definition.)

lurve (the first google result again)

Use your google! All words were created.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Talk about two words one has to go to the furthest reaches of the Web to find. If “lurve” isn’t Ebonics, then I guess Ebonics would actually be a class one could teach.

AstroChuck's avatar

Fluther is one of the names for a collection of jellyfish. – real

Lurve is a made up word taken from Woody Allen’s 1977 film Annie Hall.

Alvy Singer (Woody Allen): “Love is too weak a word for what I feel – I lurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I – I do, don’t you think I do?”

augustlan's avatar

We’re quirky. What can I say?

I don’t see how the very first hits on a Google search qualify as ‘the furthest reaches of the web’, though.

Ladymia69's avatar

What the hell do Ebonics have to do with it??

_zen_'s avatar

Still hysterical from larvae. Sorry.

laureth's avatar

Like larvae in my heart, I am moved in tiny ways with each lurve I see given on Fluther.

Narl's avatar

I lurve my fluther! <—- all real words!

Ladymia69's avatar

I thought this discussion was closed?!

augustlan's avatar

@Ladymia69 It was, but just for a typo (that has now been corrected).

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

But if one love = a “lurve” should more than one then be “lurvae”? Just saying…

Dr_C's avatar

Ebonics is a teachable class. Not only do some colleges offer it (like Benedict College under the name of Language Use in the African American Speech Community).

There was quite a bit of controversy about this when the Oakland school system tried to implement Ebonics as a foreign language, a measure that was also considered by the San Bernadino School district among others.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the lurves of our Fluther.

Ladymia69's avatar

OK, I still don’t understand where Ebonics fits into this question.

Dr_C's avatar

@Ladymia69 it doesn’t. But like most things the evolution of a thread on fluther is unpredictable and can sometimes lead to odd places.

Ladymia69's avatar

Good enough.

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