Saturday, 30 March 2013

Battailous

BATTAILOUS

Adjective. Archaism. LME.
[Old French bataillos, -eus, formed as BATTLE noun]

Fond of fighting; ready for battle.

Call of Duty II: Black Ops II was, at the time of its release in 2012, the fastest selling game in history (according to Activision), grossing more than $800 million globally in its first five days after being released. Within 15 days of its release, it had grossed over $1 billion. No other game, film, comic or book matched these sales figures. Humans are a battailous species, and this is keenly reflected in the entertainment we choose. 

5 comments:

  1. You've just written off the entire human race as battailous. Not everyone loves fighting, and if you say otherwise, I'll blow your head off! :)

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  2. Huh, it looks kinda weird with two "T"s and just one "L", being related to the French "bataille" and all.

    I'm not a video-gaming person. Not that I dislike 'em or anything, I've played some before, but I always get too scared or too excited. They make my heart race so hard I can barely stand the feeling.

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    1. It is a weird looking word, isn't it? I had to keep checking I had spelt it right.

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    2. Yeah, I wanted to ask you if you were certain that's the right spelling, but I thought that might've been a bit rude. As if you don't check your post a couple hundred times before you publish it. (I imagine that's what everyone does. Please don't tell me I'm the only one...)

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    3. *Is paranoid and checks again*

      B-A-T-T-A-I-L-O-U-S

      Yup. It's definitely right : o )

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