Friday, August 26, 2005

Oraclique Trivia

Welcome to Oraclique...
Steeped in trivia and mystique!

Oracle + Clique = Oraclique
Such words are called portmanteaus. Lewis Carroll is regarded as the inventor of this technique.

Oraclique was a series of quizzes I had started on Quiznet with the nick sonofdelphi.

The name is based on the meanings (all angles) of the combining words.
1. An authoritative person who divines the future
2. A prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible

1. An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
2. Completely interconnected graph in computer science

And in Greek mythology, the oracle at Delphi had all the answers.

Couldn't be a more meaningful name, huh?

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