How about “mimsy” then - kind of like Jets and Rubies, it has a similar feel to the word
On Jan 25, 2016, at 3:53 PM, Jonathan Sivier via
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That's what made me think of it. In some earlier message someone mentioned
"Gyre" (probably a diminutive of gyrate) as a possibility. That led me to
"Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe"
"Gimble" may, or may not, be a real word spelled that way, but Gimbal is and
seemed like it might have potential.
On 1/25/2016 2:32 PM, Andrea Nettleton wrote:
I love this! And it has a playful kind of sound,
despite its technical origin. :-) reminds me of jabberwocky somehow...
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> On Jan 25, 2016, at 11:26 AM, Jonathan Sivier via Callers
> I've been thinking about this as well. I'd like to propose
"Gimbal" as a substitute for gypsy. You could even spell it "Gymbal"
if you liked. ;-) This also has the same number of syllables and starts with the same
letter as a bonus. A gimbal is a pivoted support that allows the rotation of an object
about a single axis, so it also makes some sense with respect to the movement being named.
It is sometimes used as a verb, as in the movement of rocket motors used for guidance, as
well as being a noun.
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