[Ads-l] Let's also consider 'Detrus'

guy1656@centurylink.net guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET
Sat Mar 28 15:08:48 UTC 2015

This is correct.

While we are about removing syllables, the word seems related to
"Detrus," the name of that wildly poplar computer game in which various
bits of junk, talus, garbage, rip-rap, rubble and jetsam fall out of the
sky while the player furiously tries to delay the inevitable pile-up by
arranging items into laterally extending zones having no interstitial
voids, which are removed from the game to allow local collapses.


------ Original message------

*From: *Benjamin Barrett

DEH tree us, pretty much like vitreous. I have no doubt about this pronunciation, so I imagine I must have heard it somewhere. BB

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