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Author Topic: Steampunk: Adjective or noun?  (Read 780 times)
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« on: May 30, 2016, 05:03:11 pm »

I've been wondering: are we steampunks, which would make sense because if you can get punks, why not steampunks? Or are we steampunk, or steampunk people? Is steampunk an adjective or a noun?
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 05:07:31 pm »

Yes. /dreadful
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 06:29:51 am »

Yes, and yes.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 07:03:21 am »

It can also be a verb.

I am a Steampunk who builds Steampunk devices. Usually this means that I steampunk recycled as well as new hardware in order to assemble them into practical works of art.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016, 06:30:07 pm »

It's a bit like the word "smurf".
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016, 09:26:44 pm »

It's... versatile  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 12:25:30 am »

But can anyone come up with a good adverbial use for it?
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 05:16:27 am »

But can anyone come up with a good adverbial use for it?

Some people on this forum buy old junk and steampunk modify it.

Yes, I know that this is a weak example.
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2016, 06:19:09 am »

But can anyone come up with a good adverbial use for it?

I'm very bad at grammar (no really, in my original Spanish tongue as well as English which I've spoken for at least 40 years - in school I always thought math was much easier!), so please correct me if I'm wrong:

As a (pre)modifier adverb of the noun "carriage":

Welcome to my Steampunk carriage




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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2016, 07:40:02 am »

Welcome to my Steampunk carriage

Nope, sorry; carriage is the object of the verb [to be] welcome, and so must be a noun; thus, Steampunk is an adjective.

(I've been grammatically correct since the age of two, but I still have to really work at naming parts of speech.)

RJ's example is pretty close to the only example I could come up with of Steampunk as an adverb.

EDIT: Ooh, wait: "Welcome to my Steampunk-styled carriage." Steampunk is an adverb modifying the adjective styled. (I think.)
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2016, 08:01:05 am »

Aaargh. Either way I find this whole exercise most unenjoyable -Steampunk or not.
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2016, 04:11:29 pm »

I think that works, Mr. von Corax.
Just further proof of the beautiful versatility of Steampunk!
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2016, 04:54:16 am »

No need to argue...It's less filling and it tastes great!
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2016, 08:20:33 am »

I mean I don't know about you Steampunks, but when this Steampunk steampunks a Steampunk, I steampunk them right up the steampunk!
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2016, 09:49:09 am »

Maaan.  That sounds so nasty.
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2016, 02:42:15 pm »

Golly, Corsair. Every Steampunk? Does that not become a bit tedious after a while?
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2016, 06:35:20 pm »

I mean I don't know about you Steampunks, but when this Steampunk steampunks a Steampunk, I steampunk them right up the steampunk!

Day-um. Don't steampunk with The Corsair; he'll steampunk your steampunk right the steampunk up!

(In Kelly Andrews' voice:) "He's so steamy!"
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2016, 05:06:23 am »

This Steampunk doesn't steampunk around with his Steampunk   Wink
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2016, 07:48:55 am »

OK, that's it, this is gettin' just too dang Steampunk. Cut the Steampunk, you guys.
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2016, 03:25:46 pm »

Don't get steamed, MWBailey!  Grin
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