Meaning of combobulated

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Sathyaish:
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The word combobulated appeared in a reply to my post on Channel 9. I asked the poster for the meaning of the word but he hasn't replied. I've searched Google and Yahoo, and all the dictionaries I know of:

(1) M-Websters
(2) One Look
(3) Wikipedia
(4) Infoplease
(5) Michael Quinion's website
and basically exhausted the resources I know of, but haven't come accross the meaning of the word. While there is a reference to the antonym discombobulated even in this thread I came accross on Usenet.

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however, there's no direct reference to the word combobulated in any place I've looked. And going by the opposite of the suggested antonym, what would jamie's post in that thread mean?
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Donna Richoux:
[nq:1]http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=9769 The word combobulated appeared in a reply to my post on Channel 9. I asked the poster for the ... the word. While there is a reference to the antonym discombobulated even in this thread I came accross on Usenet.[/nq]
It must be a "nonce word," something created on the spur of the moment, for fun or to fill a special need.
[nq:1] however, there's no direct reference to the word combobulated in any place I've looked. And going by the opposite of the suggested antonym,[/nq]
Right. Being discombobulated means being upset, disturbed, unsettled, agitated, confused. So the opposite of discombobulating would be something like soothing, uplifting. enlightening.
[nq:1]what would jamie's post in that thread mean?[/nq]
Are you asking us to tell you what a post means, that reads, in its entirety:
Not I me known to think hence as in the most
combobulated writing seen thus far
best of luck to thee
Wow.
I think it's well-intentioned, by the "best of luck to thee." Further than that I dare not go.

Best Donna Richoux
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R H Draney:
Sathyaish filted:
[nq:1]however, there's no direct reference to the word combobulated in any place I've looked. And going by the opposite of the suggested antonym, what would jamie's post in that thread mean?[/nq]
"Combobulated" is a synonym for "plussed"..r
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CyberCypher:
Sathyaish wrote on 10 Jun 2004:
[nq:1]http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=9769 The word combobulated appeared in a reply to my post on Channel 9. I asked the poster for the ... the word. While there is a reference to the antonym discombobulated even in this thread I came accross on Usenet.[/nq]
It's not a word but a jocular back-formation from "discombobulated":

W3NID on "discombobulated:
Main Entry:discombobulate
Function:transitive verb
Inflected Form:-ed/-ing/-s
Etymology:probably alteration of discompose or discomfit

UPSET, CONFUSE, DISCONCERT the offensive had discombobulated all the German defensive arrangements A.J.Liebling
[nq:1]http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&th=6aa9dd15fa2e2 63c&rnum=1 however, there's no direct reference to the word combobulated in any place I've looked. And going by the opposite of the suggested antonym, what would jamie's post in that thread mean?[/nq]
Here is Jamie's post:
"Not I me known to think hence as in
the most combobulated writing seen thus far
best of luck to thee"
I can't understand what he's saying, except for the last line.

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Robert Lieblich:
[nq:1]Sathyaish filted:[/nq]
[nq:2]however, there's no direct reference to the word combobulated in ... suggested antonym, what would jamie's post in that thread mean?[/nq]
[nq:1]"Combobulated" is a synonym for "plussed"..r[/nq]
But not, strangely, "concerted."

Bob Lieblich
Trying to combobulate
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Martin Ambuhl:
[nq:1]http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=9769 The word combobulated appeared in a reply to my post on Channel 9. I asked the poster for the meaning of the word but he hasn't replied. I've searched Google and Yahoo, and all the dictionaries I know of:[/nq]
It is probably an error for discombobulate:
(OEDv2)
discombobulate, v.
(dIsk@m"bQbjUleIt) Also discomboberate and other variants. (Prob. jocular alteration of discompose or discomfit.)
trans. To disturb, upset, disconcert. So discom"bobulated ppl. a.; discombobu"lation, upset, embarrassment.
1834 Sun (N.Y.) 21 Mar. 2/3 May be some of you don't getdiscombobracated.

1838 J. C. Neal Charcoal Sk. 14 While you tear the one, you'lldiscombobberate the nerves of the other.

1839 Spirit of Times 16 Mar. 24/2 Finally, Richmond was obliged totrundle him, neck and heels, to the earth, to the utter discombobulation of his wig.

1926 R. Frost Let. 11 Feb. (1964) 178, I put my own discombobulationfirst to lead up unnoticably to yours.

1943 Sat. Rev. Lit. 23 Jan. 9/1 President Roosevelt's sarcastic reply,when asked as to the wisdom of raising an army too large to be supplied from the home-front, in terms of ‘discombobulating the domestic economy’.

1957 M. Millar Soft Talkers ii. 21 It seems as though we were gettingall discombobulated for nothing.

1962 R. P. Blackmur in E. Hubler et al. Riddle of Shakespeare's Sonnets
138 The hues attract, draw, steal men's eyes, but penetrate,discombobolate, amaze the souls or psyches of women.
1970 ‘E. Queen’ Last Woman i. 17, I don't want you people to be in anyway discombobulated.
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RobertE:
[nq:2]Sathyaish filted: "Combobulated" is a synonym for "plussed"..r[/nq]
[nq:1]But not, strangely, "concerted."[/nq]
And not a million miles away from "gruntled"
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Peter T. Daniels:
[nq:2]http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=9769 The word combobulated appeared in a reply to my ... Google and Yahoo, and all the dictionaries I know of:[/nq]
[nq:1]It is probably an error for discombobulate:[/nq]
It is probably a (jocularly intended, though the posting it appears in is incomprehensible) back-formation from "discombobulated," as has been pointed out many times already.
English teems with words with negative prefixes that have no simple form gruntled, mayed, etc.

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o8TY:
[nq:1]http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=9769 The word combobulated appeared in a reply to my post on Channel 9. I asked the poster for the ... the word. While there is a reference to the antonym discombobulated even in this thread I came accross on Usenet.[/nq]
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&th=6aa9dd15fa2e263c&rnum = 1
[nq:1]however, there's no direct reference to the word combobulated in any place I've looked. And going by the opposite of the suggested antonym, what would jamie's post in that thread mean?[/nq]
FWIW I am sure Rowan Atkinson used that word in one Elizabethan episode of Black Adder.
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