Talk:1932: The True Meaning of Christmas

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Is that guy with a black "santa cap" Black Hat? 13:38, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Since most comics a not in color we safely can assume this Santa Hat as red. And if it should be Black Hat we would be able to identify him. --Dgbrt (talk) 14:01, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
I definitely think it's supposed to be Black Hat Guy (Cueball's comment in the first panel fits). However, as we're uncertain, how about we use "Santa Hat" as in the below comments? -- Peregrine (talk) 15:13, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
based on speech patterns and topic choice, "Santa Hat" might be Beret Guy. 19:18, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Cant find a definition or recognition of the word autometalogolex. My google-fu is weak. ̶o̶r̶ ̶m̶a̶y̶b̶e̶ ̶h̶e̶ ̶m̶a̶d̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶u̶p̶ DPS2004'); DROP TABLE users;-- (talk) 14:11, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

"autometalogolex" is an invention by Santa Hat and consists of three prefixes "auto-", "meta-", and "logo-" and the word "lex" for law or statute. I'm still thinking about the deeper meaning.--Dgbrt (talk) 14:17, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Why dont we make it a word? UrbanDictionary is blocked where i am. DPS2004'); DROP TABLE users;-- (talk) 14:25, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
I added the meanings of each of the prefixes, as well as a more likely analysis of the root, though "auto-" is still up in the air. It can mean "self" as in the classic meaning, but it can also mean done without interaction (as in "automatic") which sounds closer to the usage present in the comic. I'll leave it to others to refine. We still need to better interpret the fullness of the title text. Respectfully, -- a guy stuck in a government cube all day. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
"auto-" means self. The roots of automatic mean "self-acting" or "self-thinking". Blaisepascal (talk) 15:26, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
I'd say that Autometalogolex is the word that Santa Hat is making up for the definition that cueball gives "The act of looking up the definition of this word.", so my interpretation is that the definition of Autometalogolex is "The act of looking up the definition of autometalogolex" (so you are all autometalogolexing at this moment) -- 15:06, 22 December 2017 (UTC)volivav
So what is the word for the act of making up a word for this definition? 00:41, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
WDYT about my reference to autological words? [1] DarlingGeert

Doesn't the title text reference Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? 17:25, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I thought about this too. Please check my additions. --Dgbrt (talk) 18:20, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Tautometalogolex should be "the act of looking up the definition of autometalogolex". Ralfoide (talk) 18:23, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

This phrase hits the nail on the head. And that's a recursive never ending action. And this recursion happens to all those "meaning of Christmas stories." --Dgbrt (talk) 00:13, 23 December 2017 (UTC)