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Electric Sheep One
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I foolishly tried to find out what 'lagot' means, and Google just sent me back to a thread about a pulley problem that apparently went unsolved last fall. It was posed in this thread.

M1 has mass 80 kg, and M2 has mass 6kg. What is the acceleration of M1?
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I don't suppose anyone cares now, but since electrons are cheap:

Assuming the strings don't stretch, and pulleys and strings are weightless, we have that the tension in the top string must be twice the tension in the bottom string (or else the lower pulley would accelerate infinitely, being massless). If the strings don't stretch, we also have the speed (and hence acceleration) of M1 must be -(1/2) those of M2. With string tensions opposing gravity for each mass, we apply F = ma to each mass. Having a total of four equations involving the two accelerations and two tensions, we solve for everything and find
a1 = (-9.8 m/s^2) (M1-2M2)/(M1+4M2) = -6.4 m/s^2.

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Lagot is a nonsense term, meaning one who lags.

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"Sagot" has more currency these days anyway. It means pretty much what you'd probably guess it does.

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How are these words pronounced?

Margot Asquith famously corrected Jean Harlow by telling her that "the 't' in Margot is silent, as in Harlow."

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They rhyme with "maggot", I believe.

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Lagot = generic insult with no meaning except to insult

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Actually, ben,

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Originally written by Unpleasantness for its Own Sake:

Lagot is a nonsense term, meaning one who lags.


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quote:
Lagot is a nonsense term, meaning one who lags.
And a generic insult with no purpose but to insult.

They're not separate meanings, they are both the same meaning.

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I thought it had the same meaning as 'maggot' only with the L replaced by an F. I guess that is the case with 'sagot'.

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A sagot is one whose testicles (or breasts) sag.

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The affliction can extend to other parts also. A dire sagot is essentially boneless.

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What about a tured sagot?

I'm very happy someone finally solved that physics problem. Last night, I think I may actually have slept easier on account of it. Of course, it may have just been the bourbon nightcap.
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A dire sagot pullet is a boneless chicken, or pulley. That tures everything together, possibly allowing this thread to halt.

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SoT, finding word meanings on Google is foolish. I use Urban Dictionary and Dictionary. Much easier.

EDIT: Fixed my English.

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Thanks for the tip. Next time, I'll try these instead.

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Other terms you may find yourself called include wagot, jagot and dagot.

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Never forget ragot, either.

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Who could?

Inquiring gerbils want to know.

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I think I detect an argot.

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Who says they have to be 5 letters long, you largot. :P

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Anyone who masters this peculiar idiom is clearly an idiot.

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Originally written by ben III:

Who says they have to be 5 letters long, you largot. :P
All members of this family of terms possess the suffix -agot. "Largot" is clearly ineligible.

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It's true that they don't have to be 5 letters, though, as long as they're exactly two syllables long. "Snagot" is fine, for example.

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'Bragot' sounds like I'd actually want to use it sometimes.

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Perhaps some here do not approve of the polyglots. And I've just stretched this past acceptability.

—Alorael, who doesn't accept that fhtagot, while (probably) two syllables and ending in -agot, is proper agotism.
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