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'Ideas' (or not)

Does the English language have a word for an 'idea' that isn't actually one?

eg: Here's this for an idea. Build a car that runs on water and costs £1000 to make. Then sell them for £2000. You'll make a fortune!

ETA: I think the word 'undea' should be made official for this concept!

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angelofsith
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
Plan? Scheme?
deviblue
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Is that a concept or a proposal?

and anyway...you build a car that runs on water but needs to be replaced after 10,000 miles, that costs £1000 to make and sells for £2000. That way they have to keep coming back for more
silveraj
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Well it's actually not to do with cars at all - I need a word to use for the 'ideas' of this one idiot who comments on our porn scenes.

They're so ridiculous, unrealistic and totally impractical that you might as well say "you should film a fistfuck gangrape out in the public street in front of a police station".
I mean, that's not an idea - that's a... I don't know! It's just dumb.
deviblue
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
....um...stupid, cockeyed, way to get locked away for a very long time.
and seriously if you've got this guy sending in suggestions for this kind of thing its probably best to pass the letters on to the police to get this guy taken away for psychiatric assesment asap
silveraj
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
I don't think he means a real police station, it's just that since we've filmed some quasi 'public' (with extras and in closed spaces) scenes, he thinks we'll just cater to his fantasies, no matter how impractical and prohibitively expensive they might be.
miss_soap
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Flawed notions.
silveraj
Mar. 6th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
'Notions' is the best word so far, yeah. Thanks, Soap.
miss_soap
Mar. 6th, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
Yer welcome. :)
dethany
Mar. 5th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
I'm always cockeyed, meaning, my eyes are full of cock.
silveraj
Mar. 6th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
I'm always cockassed ;-)
chibimermaid
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
You could call them "musings"?
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tga
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
In that sentence, I would have said "suggestion"
theredsky
Mar. 6th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)
Me too.
krax_sintax
Mar. 5th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Concept, proposition, notion... (Shrugs)

I'm intrigued by your need for such a thing, Sir!
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silveraj
Mar. 6th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Hah! Yes!
reichmarshall
Mar. 5th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Here's a brilliant idea: why don't you all go off and have brilliant ideas?
wryterra
Mar. 6th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
I always liked undea. But it's not a real word. :)
silveraj
Mar. 6th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
It should be though!
markeris
Mar. 6th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)
what you have there sir as an Underpant Gnome Business Model
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