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    Right spelling for "centurian"?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Spacer, Jan 17, 2011.

    What is the proper adjective for someone who is a hundred years old? I suppose it's "century" with "-ian" which eats the 'y' to become "centurian" but Goggle doesn't turn up any uses of that, and spell checkers only offer centurion which has a different meaning and is a noun.
     
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    Centenarian
     
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    Centenarian, too late.
     
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    Correct.

    One might employ a centurion to guard the fragile centenarians. ;)
     
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    And for those lucky few over 100, supercentenarian is sometimes used.

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    Wikipedia says "supercentenarian" is over 110. Centenerarian is >100, not exactly 100.
     
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    once you become 100 years + 1 sec you are greater than 100.
     
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    I'm thinking of a centenarian centurion ...
     
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    "...Wikipedia says "supercentenarian" is over 110...."

    Actually, that's what I meant to say. *blushes*

    I used to obsessively follow the list of oldest people.

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    LOL oh great just what I need a new character.
     
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    Hey El - just a thought. Are your immortals in SCA? "No, no! The chainmail should be tighter here and kinda drop there!" ;)

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    I imagine him to be still be a hit with the ladies as well. ;)

    HEre in Japan I went to a Kendo match and watched a player obliterate everyone. He took his helmet off and revealed himself, at least to me, as a man over 80 years old! He is the second oldest tournament practicioner in his particular style.

    Tofu. Beans. Seawead. Fish.
     

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