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#209154 - 01/18/13 07:11 PM Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect.
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Hey Wordsmyths! This game looks like fun. laugh

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2 Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future

6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid..

7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon : It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido : All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

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#209160 - 01/18/13 11:50 PM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]
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I've read several of these lists; they're always hilarious.

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#209164 - 01/19/13 01:53 AM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: Jackie]
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SANG-FROID (taken from Anu's list of words for the week.)

F > D

SANG-DROID (pronounced saang drwa) A cool droid that has already sung. smile

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#209166 - 01/19/13 09:44 AM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]
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#209169 - 01/19/13 04:49 PM Which year is that list from? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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My all-time favorite among these, for sheer economy of expression, is

IGNORANUS - a stupid asshole


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#209170 - 01/19/13 07:06 PM Re: Which year is that list from? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I don't know, wolfman, the emailed copy wasn't dated. confused

Today's word: MELANCHOLY

minus L

MEANCHOLY: Mood sublimation for people too mean to cry. mad

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#209171 - 01/19/13 08:36 PM sad to say [Re: jenny jenny]
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MELANCHOLY

l-->V

MELANCHOVY -- cantaloupe with fish (pesca con melon)

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#209172 - 01/19/13 08:43 PM How old? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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And in answer to my own question: It depends. Anywhere from 2008 to 2010, or maybe even 1998.
See for yourself.

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#209173 - 01/19/13 09:04 PM Re: How old? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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No matter.
In point we might have fun creating our own changed words list using Anu's weekly words; doncha think?

Well I will nonetheless. Here's another...

SEMINAL

L > T

SEMINAT : a short gnat. laugh

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#209174 - 01/19/13 09:20 PM Re: How old? [Re: jenny jenny]
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SEKINAL -- a sleeping pill for the orthograhically challenged, a.k.a. Red Devil

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#209194 - 01/21/13 11:46 PM Re: How old? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Monday's word: SILHOUETTE

add S

silhousette: A flat house without any rooms smile

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#209198 - 01/22/13 08:47 AM Re: How old? [Re: jenny jenny]
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and I would add that it's a small house. ;¬ )
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#209203 - 01/22/13 09:52 PM How odd. [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Today's word

CASANOVA

Change C to N

NASANOVA - the name of a nearby star in nova discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The X-rays produced by the star's exposion will reach Earth on 4-1-13 at 1:02 CDT and sterilize the Earth of all lifeforms bigger than a bug. Good-bye.

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#209204 - 01/22/13 10:05 PM Re: How odd. [Re: jenny jenny]
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CASANORA -- Title of classic Ibsen play, when it opened in Madrid


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#209224 - 01/23/13 10:44 AM Re: How odd. [Re: jenny jenny]
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CATANOVA - exploding felines? or just a new cat?
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#209225 - 01/23/13 11:14 AM No, no, not me. Some other squench, not me. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Today's Word:

ZANTIPPE

Z > P

PAN-TIPPE: a vile, henpecking, dominating, high and mighty, loathsome, ugly, gasping, ill-tempered woman. In other words, an all-inclusive nag. grin

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#209229 - 01/23/13 10:42 PM Re: No, no, not me. Some other squench, not me. [Re: jenny jenny]
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XANTHIPPY - Socrates' wife is getting a bit large in the beam, isn't she?

XANTHIPPO - an African herbivore that's large and yellow and lives mostly in the water

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#209242 - 01/24/13 07:23 PM The devilette within me made me do it. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Todays's word:

SHRAPNEL

add E

SHERAPNEL: a powder explosive without balls.

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#209243 - 01/24/13 09:18 PM This one's a toughie. [Re: jenny jenny]
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STRAPNEL - I heard that starting next week you won't be able to buy ladies' garments any more with anything to keep them on your shoulders...

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#209245 - 01/24/13 10:49 PM Re: This one's a toughie. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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meaning they will be going topless??
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#209250 - 01/25/13 10:49 AM Tougher still... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Today's word:
DON JUAN

Add T

DON'T JUAN - a Don Juan who lacks romantic skills. eek

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#209251 - 01/25/13 11:41 AM Re: Tougher still... [Re: jenny jenny]
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add "U"

DONUT JUAN

a cop on break
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#209252 - 01/25/13 06:31 PM Re: Tougher still... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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DON YUAN -- Head of the Chinese Mafia; specialty is money laundering

or even DON JOAN -- the Maid of Orleans gets no respect

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#209253 - 01/25/13 07:46 PM Re: Tougher still... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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laugh laugh You two guys are as smoothe as a baby's bottom and as tough as a two dollar steak. As for me I hope to do better next week. smile

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#209261 - 01/26/13 11:25 AM Re: Tougher still... [Re: jenny jenny]
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DONNA & WANDA

or

DONA & JUANA

combatants in arms in the New Military of the USA
Bill Mauldin style.
Maudlin?


Edited by LukeJavan8 (01/26/13 11:27 AM)
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#209288 - 01/28/13 01:33 AM See you tomorrow or overmorrow [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Anu's Word of the Day:
OVERMORROW: the day after tomorrow

> T

OVERTMORROW: a tomorrow that will answer it all

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#209291 - 01/28/13 09:59 AM Re: See you tomorrow or overmorrow [Re: jenny jenny]
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Just a quick response to the Tsonga word Rhwe. I ran the word by a friend who is a Tsonga translator from South Africa (Tsonga is his native language). He told me he is unfamiliar with that word. So, Word.A.Day, you are correct.

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#209297 - 01/28/13 06:26 PM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]
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AWAD 16 January: SALIVATE

>T

SALTIVATE: to go dormant while there are condiments on the table.

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#209300 - 01/28/13 09:06 PM pouring salt in the wound [Re: Tromboniator]
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SALIVOTE - How mucha you gimme to picka your candidate?

SALICATE - to coat with aspirin

SALIVASE - to put salt in the flower display container

SALIRATE - No, Mr Maglie, I know you're angry but please don't bean me with that baseball!

SALINATE - to spit salt water. No, wait a minute...


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#209309 - 01/29/13 10:59 AM Hanging by a Mil [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Anu's Word of the Day:

FILIPENDULOUS

F > M

MILIPENDULOUS - the thinnest thread that one can hang onto, i.e. a mil.

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#209324 - 01/30/13 11:51 AM Re: Hanging by a Mil [Re: jenny jenny]
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Today's word: paresthesia or paraesthesia
PRONUNCIATION: (par-uhs-THEE-zhuh, -zhee-)
MEANING: noun: A sensation of pricking, tingling, burning, etc. on the skin.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek para- (at, beyond) + aisthesis (sensation or perception). Ultimately from the Indo-European root au- (to perceive)

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Presto-Change-o

A>S

PARAESTHESIS: - a thesis on intuitive perceptions

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#209331 - 01/30/13 11:47 PM esthetic reactions [Re: jenny jenny]
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PARENTHESIA - My Mom and Dad are so unfeeling...


BARASTHESIA - It's so cold in the bathroom I can't even feel the toilet when I sit down!


Incidentally, PARESTHESIS is actually a variant spelling for -ESIA. But I like your definition better!

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#209338 - 01/31/13 02:58 PM I'm slow, wolf, I just now got barasthesia! :) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Today's word: armscye or armseye
PRONUNCIATION:(AHRM-sy, -zy)
MEANING:noun: An opening in a garment for attaching a sleeve; an armhole.
ETYMOLOGY:From arm, from Old English earm + scye (armhole), from Scottish, reanalyzed as arm's eye.
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add F

FARMSEYE: an old decrepit dog who barks bloody murder when strangers come around. And to him anything that moves is a stranger. smile


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#209344 - 01/31/13 09:50 PM Re: I'm slow, wolf, I just now got barasthesia! :) [Re: jenny jenny]
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ARTSEYE - Undergraduates' shorthand for one of the three major branches of learning, renamed to make it comparable to the other two. Thus we have Natural Sciences (NatSci), Social Sciences (SocSci), and Art Sciences, (formerly "Humanities," now ArtSeye).


{Speaking of Barasthesia - does it work any better if we call it the outhouse instead of the bathroom?) /guffaw

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#209358 - 02/01/13 09:18 PM Re: I'm slow, wolf, I just now got barasthesia! :) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Today's word: onomastics
PRONUNCIATION:(on-uh-MAS-tiks)
MEANING: noun: The study of proper names or of terms used in a specialized field.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek onomastikos (of names), from onomazein (to name), from onoma (name). Earliest documented use: 1904.
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insert -> K

ONOMASTICKS- a stack of sticks named after themselves.

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#209361 - 02/01/13 11:43 PM Re: I'm slow, wolf, I just now got barasthesia! :) [Re: jenny jenny]
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Or--

ohnomastic: the instant you realize you've bitten down on something you shouldn't have. Cousin to the ohnosecond.

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#209362 - 02/02/13 12:57 PM I don't know about this one... [Re: Jackie]
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OBOMASTICS -- definitely NOT a Teflon President !

(Feel free to attach whatever bias appeals to you. )

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#209363 - 02/02/13 03:26 PM He has so many this might be fun... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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OBOMASTICS: Obama's tics. - Oddly Oboma doesn't twitch when a fly lands on his face, nor does he twitch when he is telling the truth. Oboma twitches a lot. smile


Edited by jenny jenny (02/02/13 09:26 PM)
Edit Reason: To tell the truth

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#209397 - 02/04/13 12:54 PM Um?... Ah, what the hell! [Re: jenny jenny]
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Anu's Word of the Day: impetuous

PRONUNCIATION:
(im-PECH-oo-uhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Marked by impulsiveness or impatience.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin impetus (assault, impetus), from impetere (to attack), from in- (in) + petere (to go to). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly).
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umpetuous: combining form of "um"and "petuous" i,e. hesitant but overeager. smile

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#209398 - 02/04/13 01:16 PM We've just identified the Origin of the Universe ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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IMPETUONS - Sub-atomic particles that behave however they want to, without thinking of the consequences. These so-called "Devil particles" function as "God anti-particles:" when an Impetuon and a Higgs Boson collide, they vanish in mutual annihilation, releasing monstrous amounts of energy...

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#209401 - 02/04/13 01:50 PM Re: We've just identified the Origin of the Universe ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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#209402 - 02/04/13 03:09 PM Re: We've just identified the Origin of the Universe ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Yes! That's it.
Who's side you on, Wolf, the devil's or the god who is anti-god? eek

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#209415 - 02/05/13 12:02 PM We've identified the end of the Universe, it's us. [Re: jenny jenny]
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Anu's Word of de Day: uxorious

PRONUNCIATION:
(uk-SOHR-ee-uhs)
MEANING:adjective: Excessively devoted or submissive toward one's wife.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin uxor (wife). The feminine counterpart of this word is maritorious. Earliest documented use: 1598.
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Change O to B

UXORIBUS: Excessively devoted to one's mobile home.

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#209416 - 02/05/13 01:05 PM Re: We've identified the end of the Universe, it's us. [Re: jenny jenny]
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etymologically speaking, that should be something like winnebagious..

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#209420 - 02/05/13 02:50 PM Re: We've identified the end of the Universe, it's us. [Re: tsuwm]
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Very funny, tsuwm. laugh

And furthermore, the word winnebagious though bogus wouldn't be ambiguous. smile

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#209422 - 02/05/13 04:44 PM Re: We've identified the end of the Universe, it's us. [Re: jenny jenny]
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Tuxorious
dealers in clothing to men about to wed their uxor.
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#209424 - 02/05/13 06:26 PM Re: We've identified the end of the Universe, it's us. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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EXORIOUS: refuses to accept that the divorce actually went through

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#209429 - 02/05/13 08:47 PM add one letter, find the antonym? [Re: Tromboniator]
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UXORIBUSE - wife-beating

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#209433 - 02/05/13 10:46 PM Re: add one letter, find the antonym? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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UXODIOUS: so repellant as to cause vomiting

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#209441 - 02/06/13 06:42 PM Help! I am corny, I am clumsy, all I can do is... [Re: Tromboniator]
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...s t r e t c h. frown

Word of this day: implacable

PRONUNCIATION:
(im-PLAK-uh-buhl, -PLAY-kuh-)
MEANING: adjective: Impossible to pacify or appease.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin placare (to quiet or appease). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to be flat), which is also the source of fluke, flake, flaw, plead, please, supple, supplicatory, and archipelago. Earliest documented use: 1522.
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C > Y

IMPLAYABLE: When International Business Machine's new 2013 CD player had no sales they dropped the B from their acronym because of lack of business.

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#209447 - 02/07/13 10:05 AM Anu's Word (distorted) [Re: jenny jenny]
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Word of the day: cantankerous
PRONUNCIATION:
(kan-TANG-kuhr-uhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Difficult to deal with: ill-tempered, quarrelsome.
ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Middle English contak (contention). Earliest documented use: 1736.
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insert H

CANTHANKEROUS: easy to deal with: pleasingly-tempered, thankful.

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#209450 - 02/07/13 03:01 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted) [Re: jenny jenny]
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Add an M = Mantankerous

We all know one of these...

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#209451 - 02/07/13 04:46 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted)(again) [Re: olly]
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FANTANKEROUS

- - Justin Bieberite


Edited by LukeJavan8 (02/07/13 04:46 PM)
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#209454 - 02/07/13 06:26 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted)(again) [Re: LukeJavan8]
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CANCANKEROUS -- The chorus line has venereal disease ?

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#209457 - 02/07/13 09:21 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted)(again)(& again) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CANCUNKEROUS

vacationers obsessed with the same Mexican vacation spot
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#209463 - 02/08/13 07:06 AM Re: Anu's Word softened. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg impudent

PRONUNCIATION:
(IM-pyuh-duhnt)
MEANING:adjective: Marked by offensive boldness.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin im- (not) + pudere (to make or be ashamed) which also gave us pudibund (prudish), pudency (modesty), and pudeur (a sense of shame). Earliest documented use: 1386.
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add > W

WIMPUDENT: mealy-mouthed offensive boldness.

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#209475 - 02/09/13 09:45 AM Re: Anu's Word softened. [Re: jenny jenny]
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IMPUDON'T

forbidden peccadillos (loosely translated, "Get away from here, you young scamp!")

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#209476 - 02/09/13 11:43 AM Re: Anu's Word softened. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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LIMPUDONT

Wheelchair
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#209507 - 02/11/13 01:02 PM Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Monday's word: pteridology

PRONUNCIATION:(ter-i-DOL-uh-jee)
MEANING: noun: The study of ferns.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek pterido (fern) + -logy (study). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly), which also gave us feather, petition, compete, perpetual, propitious, pinnate, and lepidopterology. Earliest documented use: 1855.
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Insert E

PETERIDOLOGY: noun The study of Peter (singular).

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#209510 - 02/11/13 01:34 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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petrineodology, the scuttlebutt about who will be the next Pope,
called the throne of Peter the first pope.


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#209532 - 02/12/13 10:05 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Today's word: knacker
PRONUNCIATION:
(NAK-uhr)
MEANING: noun: 1. A person who buys old, sick, or worn-out animals for slaughter.
2. A person who buys old buildings, ships, etc. to break them up for scrap.
verb tr.: To tire out.
ETYMOLOGY: Probably of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1574.
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SNACKER: a sneaky fat person

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#209533 - 02/12/13 10:08 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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knackers is also Brit-slang for testicles.
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#209547 - 02/12/13 01:57 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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knackers is also Brit-slang for testicles.


Thanks Buffalo.

A --> O

KNOCKERS: American slang: boobs, a pair of

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#209550 - 02/12/13 06:15 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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I suppose we can go next to

KNICKERS but not with my legs



https://www.google.com/search?q=knickerb...iw=1024&bih=653


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#209563 - 02/14/13 01:08 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Today's word: gnathic
PRONUNCIATION:
(NATH-ik)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the jaw.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek gnathos (jaw). Ultimately from the Indo-European root genu- (jawbone, chin), which is also the source of chin, prognathous , and Sanskrit hanu (jaw). Hanuman (literally, having a large jaw) is the name of a monkey god in the Hindu
pantheon. Earliest documented use: 1882.
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GNATCHIC: a gnat who is gnattily dressed.

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#209564 - 02/14/13 05:33 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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GNASHIC

Have the qualaity of being very annoying.
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#209565 - 02/14/13 09:28 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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GNASHIC

Have the qualaity of being very annoying.


Inspirational, RC. Why couldn't I gnaw out a clever word like "gnashic"?
Oh well I am me and you are you...damnit. frown

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#209575 - 02/14/13 06:30 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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jj, I'm dead conventional - you're insperaitional: we make a great pair!
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#209578 - 02/14/13 11:30 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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What a nice thought. Oh heck, I forgot...it's Valentine's Day.

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#209587 - 02/15/13 06:08 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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with Anu Garg: chthonic
PRONUNCIATION:
(THON-ik)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the underworld.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek chthon (earth). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chameleon, chamomile, inhume, exhume, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1882.
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EHTHONIC: an expression people use when told how to pronounce "chthonic". viz. Eh? thonic?



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#209588 - 02/16/13 12:51 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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with Anu Garg wraith
PRONUNCIATION:
(rayth)
MEANING:
noun:
1. A ghost.
2. An apparition of a person supposed to appear just before that person's death.
3. An insubstantial copy of something: shadow.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Scottish. Earliest documented use: 1513.
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WAITH : a patient ghost.

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#209594 - 02/16/13 05:22 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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PRAITH - commendatiion from someone with a lisp.
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#209598 - 02/16/13 07:50 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Nary a BRAITHleft in him,so we must bury him.
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#209599 - 02/16/13 09:10 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]
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WRADITH - a small, round, sharp-tasting garden root vegetable, about an inch in diameter, red on the outside and white in the thenter.

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#209613 - 02/18/13 01:21 PM Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Anu's Word: spoonerism
PRONUNCIATION: (SPOO-nuh-riz-em)
MEANING: noun: The transposition of (usually) the initial sounds of words producing a humorous result. For example:
"It is now kisstomary to cuss the bride." (Spooner while officiating at a wedding)
"Is the bean dizzy?" (Spooner questioning the secretary of his dean)
ETYMOLOGY: After William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), clergyman and educator, who was prone to this. Earliest documented use: 1900.
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SPOOKERISM: When a spooner-prone spook says "phoo" instead of "boo" and then wonders why no one is afraid.

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#209614 - 02/18/13 01:41 PM Re: Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: jenny jenny]
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SLOOTHERISM: The work of Sherlock Holmes and Watson.


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#209615 - 02/18/13 02:37 PM Re: Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: LukeJavan8]
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SCHOONERISM - the tendency of some peopke to drink their sherry in overlarge glasses.
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#209617 - 02/18/13 03:24 PM Suiting the action to the word... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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SPOONERISM --> SNOOPERISM - surveillance gone wild !

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#209625 - 02/19/13 03:27 AM State of Mind [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SOONERISM: Belief in the existence of Oklahoma

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#209633 - 02/19/13 10:25 AM Re: State of Mind [Re: Tromboniator]
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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg malapropism

PRONUNCIATION:(MAL-uh-prop-iz-ehm)
MEANING:
noun: The humorous misuse of a word by confusing it with a similar-sounding word.
For example, "pineapple of perfection" for "pinnacle of perfection".
ETYMOLOGY: After Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Richard Sheridan's play, The Rivals (1775), who confused words in this manner. Earliest documented use: 1830.
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MALAPTOPISM: a laptop manufactured by International Sewing Machine that belongs to your Ma.

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#209634 - 02/19/13 11:07 AM Re: State of Crime [Re: jenny jenny]
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MALACOPISM
a cop on the 'take'.
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#209656 - 02/20/13 02:21 AM Re: State of Crime [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Freudian slip
PRONUNCIATION:(FROI-dee-uhn slip)
MEANING: noun: An error that reveals someone's subconscious mind.
For example, "I wish you were her" instead of "I wish you were here."
ETYMOLOGY: After Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, who proposed the idea that errors in speech, writing, etc. reveal what is in one's subconscious mind. Earliest use: 1959.
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FREDIAN SLIP: a silk slip often worn between scenes by the actor who played "Freddy" in the play My Fair Lady.

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#209661 - 02/20/13 08:17 AM Re: State of Crime [Re: jenny jenny]
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FREDIAN SLIP: a silk slip often worn between scenes by the actor who played "Freddy" in the play My Fair Lady.

Fredian Lip - the way that Fred Flintstone's mouth is drawn in the cartoons.
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#209678 - 02/21/13 06:10 AM Revealing your unaware [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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FREUDIAN SLAP: Typical response to Freudian slip.


Edited by Tromboniator (02/21/13 06:12 AM)

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#209688 - 02/21/13 10:05 AM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: Tromboniator]
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A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg :eggcorn
PRONUNCIATION: (EG-korn)
MEANING:
noun: An erroneous alteration of a word or phrase, by replacing an original word with a similar sounding word, such that the new word or phrase also makes a kind of sense.
For example: "ex-patriot" instead of "expatriate" and "mating name" instead of "maiden name".
ETYMOLOGY: Coined by linguist Geoffrey Pullum (b. 1945) in 2003. From the substitution of the word acorn with eggcorn. Earliest documented use as a name for this phenomenon is from 2003, though the term eggcorn has been found going back as far as 1844, as "egg corn bread" for "acorn bread".
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G to A

e.g. acorn - a definition of eggcorn.

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#209694 - 02/21/13 12:35 PM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: jenny jenny]
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eggdorn
Put large quantities of gold braid on your uniform.
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#209701 - 02/21/13 08:06 PM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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ergcorn: amount of work required to make one tortilla.

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#209712 - 02/22/13 10:00 AM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: Tromboniator]
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mondegreen PRONUNCIATION: (MON-di-green)
MEANING: noun: A word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics. For example:
"The girl with colitis goes by" for "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes" in the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds".
ETYMOLOGY: Coined by author Sylvia Wright when she misinterpreted the line "laid him on the green" as "Lady Mondegreen" in the Scottish ballad "The Bonny Earl of Murray".
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MOLDEGREENS - collard greens past their prime.

Anyone remember Bob Cain and the Canebreakers greatest and onliest hit? No? Good, I'll sing it here to the tune of the hymn "Just a closer Walk with Thee".

Just a bowl of butterbeans,
Pass the cornbread if you please
I don't want no collard greens
All I want is a bowl of butterbeans







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#209716 - 02/22/13 11:40 AM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: jenny jenny]
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MOLDEPREENSwhat birds do after a bath.
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#209721 - 02/22/13 03:46 PM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: LukeJavan8]
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PONDEGREEN - algae bloom
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#209722 - 02/22/13 04:11 PM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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mondegree - diploma from la Sorbonne

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#209729 - 02/22/13 09:37 PM lots o' possibilities for this one [Re: Tromboniator]
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bondegreen - the rookie 007

hondegreen - Accord color "Verdant Forest" which Toyota has spent much time and money trying unsuccessfully to emuluate

wondegreen - the bread's gone moldy

yondegreen - where you'll find the flag is on the next Par Five hole, way over thar

Moodegreen - rejected title for early version of Mood Indigo

Montegreen - Montenegro in the Spring

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#209732 - 02/23/13 04:05 AM Re: lots o' possibilities for this one [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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mondegreed – global avarice.

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#209733 - 02/23/13 04:10 AM Re: lots o' possibilities for this one [Re: Tromboniator]
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fondegreen – entrepreneurially motivated.

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#209737 - 02/23/13 09:39 AM : lots o' possibilities for this one...yeahbuddy [Re: Tromboniator]
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ondegreen- good golf shot in Jamaica
(thanks wolf)

Mondagreen- when Saint Patrick's Day falls on a Monday . smile

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#209741 - 02/23/13 11:25 AM Re: : lots o' possibilities for this one...yeahbuddy [Re: jenny jenny]
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Londogreen

London in spring.
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#209780 - 02/25/13 09:54 AM To clean this scene of all things obvious [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Agu's Word of the Day: logophile

PRONUNCIATION: (LOG-uh-fyl)
MEANING: noun: One who loves words.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek logo- (word) + -phile (lover). Earliest documented use: 1728.
USAGE:
"I treasure my printed OED -- as a memento of my logophile grandfather."
Dictionaries: Finding Their Ideal Format?; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 22, 2012.
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POGOPHILE: one who loves Walt Kelly

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#209781 - 02/25/13 10:35 AM Re: To clean this scene of all things obvious [Re: jenny jenny]
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pogophile redefined:

a pogophile is actually a beard lover, from Gk. pogos, beard + -phile

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#209784 - 02/25/13 11:04 AM Re: To clean this scene of all things obvious [Re: tsuwm]
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BOGOPHILE

One who studies preserved mummies in the peatbogs of Europe.
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#209786 - 02/25/13 12:44 PM Pogophile improved... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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pogophile: people who love Walt Kelly's beard. laugh

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#209796 - 02/26/13 05:44 AM Re: Pogophile improved... [Re: jenny jenny]
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LOGOPHITE someone who eats theit own words
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#209800 - 02/26/13 11:01 AM Todays word: homologous [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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homologous
PRONUNCIATION: (huh-MOL-uh-guhs, hoh-)
MEANING: adjective:
1. Exhibiting a degree of correspondence or similarity.
2. Corresponding in structure and evolutionary origin, but not necessarily in function.
For example, human arm, dog foreleg, bird wing, and whale flipper are homologous.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek homo- (same) + logos (word, proportion, reason). Earliest documented use: 1660.
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HOMOBOGOUS - different day same swamp



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#209812 - 02/26/13 09:37 PM obscure ones... [Re: jenny jenny]
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HOROLOGOUS - like a clock

HOMOLOGONS - men signing into compter networks

HOMOZOGOUS - dwelling in the Emerald City, by the grace of Glinda

HUMOLOGOUS - funnily worded? or maybe, moistly worded?

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#209818 - 02/27/13 10:05 AM Re: obscure ones... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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hagiarchy

PRONUNCIATION: (HAG-ee-ar-kee, HAY-jee-)
MEANING:
noun: A government by holy persons. Also a place thus governed.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek hagi- (holy) + -archy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1826.
NOTES:
Two synonyms of this term are hagiocracy and hierocracy. Also, literally speaking, hierarchy is the rule of the high priest.
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HAGIARCH - a rain b o w

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#209819 - 02/27/13 12:08 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: jenny jenny]
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hagiasophia

a once holy place now a museum
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#209821 - 02/27/13 12:13 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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fagiarchy - the committee of a gay club.
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#209822 - 02/27/13 12:38 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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wagiarchy - 1. government has gone to the dogs. 2. government by a bunch of jokers.

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#209823 - 02/27/13 12:46 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: Tromboniator]
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wagiarchy - 1. government has gone to the dogs. 2. government by a bunch of jokers.


I like this, Peter.
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#209826 - 02/27/13 03:41 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: jenny jenny]
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And so do I!

lagiarchy - government by a bunch of crooks.
(Now whch gov't could THAT be?)


Edited by Rhubarb Commando (02/27/13 03:41 PM)
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#209842 - 02/28/13 10:17 AM A tough one... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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archetype

PRONUNCIATION:(AHR-ki-typ)
MEANING:
noun:
1. The original pattern or model of something; prototype.
2. An ideal or typical example of something.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek arche- (first, original) + -type (model, mold). Earliest documented use: 1605.
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ARCHIETYPE - the original Archie in the Archie Boy Comics

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#209845 - 02/28/13 12:43 PM Re: A tough one... [Re: jenny jenny]
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ORCHETYPE -- what Nero Wolfe is obsessed by.

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#209848 - 02/28/13 02:36 PM Re: A tough one... [Re: jenny jenny]
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archihype - over-fulsome praise of modern buildings.
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#209855 - 02/28/13 05:36 PM Re: A tough one... [Re: jenny jenny]
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ARCHIEHYPE
Listening to the rants of Archie Bunker.
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#209859 - 03/01/13 09:23 AM Oh well... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg dactylography
PRONUNCIATION:(dak-tuh-LOG-ruh-fee)
MEANING:
noun: The study of fingerprints as a means of identification.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek dactylo- (finger or toe) + -graphy (writing). Earliest documented use: 1884.
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DACTYLORAPHY - when a rapper does that crazy handjive

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#209860 - 03/01/13 11:48 AM Re: Oh well... [Re: jenny jenny]
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AMBIDACTYLOGRAPHYleft-hand/right-handed search for clues
based on finger prints.
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#209863 - 03/01/13 03:04 PM Re: Oh well... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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QUACTYLOGRAPHY - identifying water-fowl by the noise they make.
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#209894 - 03/04/13 09:27 AM Re: Oh well, it's Monday. Yippee! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Anu's happy word of today: gelasin laugh

PRONUNCIATION:(JEL-uh-sin)

MEANING:
noun: A dimple in the cheek that appears when someone smiles.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek gelaein (to laugh), which also gave us the words agelast (one who never laughs) and hypergelast (one who laughs too much). Earliest documented use: 1608.
USAGE:
"Gelasin is this pretty little dimple of which Martial says:
His is the face less gracious
Who has not the gelasin joyous."
Laurent Joubert; Treatise on Laughter; University of Alabama Press; 1980.
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#209898 - 03/04/13 11:52 AM Re: Oh well, it's Monday. Yippee! [Re: jenny jenny]
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#209899 - 03/04/13 01:38 PM Re: Oh well, it's Monday. Yippee! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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"A" sin, Luke?
For me it takes hours. smile

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#209900 - 03/04/13 01:44 PM Re: Oh well, it's Monday. Yippee! [Re: jenny jenny]
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Well, I guess it can be a process. You know the old proverb
something about a journey of a thousand miles begins with
a single step. Wonder how much the old confession is used
any more, the Roman Church seems to pretty much have thrown the
baby out with the bath water.


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#209910 - 03/05/13 02:30 PM Re: Oh no, it's Tuezzaday. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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sprezzatura

PRONUNCIATION: (spret-sah-TOOR-uh)
MEANING:
noun: Doing (or giving the appearance of doing) something effortlessly; effortless grace; nonchalance.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian. Earliest documented use: 1957.
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SPREEZATURA - a peccadillo indulged but with sang-froid

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#209915 - 03/05/13 06:51 PM Re: Oh no, it's Tuezzaday. [Re: jenny jenny]
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#209925 - 03/06/13 01:51 PM Re: Yea! It [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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PRONUNCIATION:(pol-ee-LEM-uh)
MEANING:
noun: A choice involving multiple undesirable options.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek poly- (many) + dilemma, from lemma (proposition). Earliest documented use: 1856. Also see trilemma, Hobson's choice, and Buridan's ass.
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POLYEMMA- Polylemma's decisive but simple-minded little sister Polyemma; not the happy one, that would be, Pollyanna.

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#209927 - 03/06/13 05:22 PM last one in is a rotten egg [Re: jenny jenny]
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#209933 - 03/07/13 08:47 AM Today is hump day for a seven day week [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PRONUNCIATION: (SHAAD-n-froi-duh)
MEANING: noun: Pleasure derived from another's misfortune.
ETYMOLOGY:
From German Schadenfreude, from Schaden (damage, harm) + Freude (joy). Earliest documented use: 1852.
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schadenfreud- to undergo psychoanalysis to sublimate one's schadenfreude

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#209934 - 03/07/13 10:57 AM Re: Today is hump day for a seven day week [Re: jenny jenny]
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SHADE'N'FREUDE - joy at hearing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on the lawn at the Tanglewood Music Festival in the Berkshires on a balmy summer afternoon

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#209935 - 03/07/13 12:43 PM Re: Today is hump day for a seven day week [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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#209938 - 03/08/13 02:50 AM Thank Friars it's Friday [Re: jenny jenny]
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palimpsest

PRONUNCIATION: (PAL-imp-sest)
MEANING: noun:
1. A writing surface such as a parchment that has been reused after partially or completely erasing the original text.
2. Something reused but still showing traces of its earlier form.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek palimpsestos, from palin (again) + psestos + (scraped). Earliest documented use: 1661 Also see pentimento.
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PALIMPEST - a friend who sometimes acts like a monkey

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#209941 - 03/08/13 11:43 AM Re: Thank Friars it's Friday [Re: jenny jenny]
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PALIMSEXT A sex-text sent to one person that goes viral.


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#209976 - 03/11/13 08:39 PM Become the Tiger [Re: LukeJavan8]
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nineteenth hole

PRONUNCIATION:(NYN-TEENTH hol)
MEANING:
noun: The clubhouse or another place, such as a bar or a restaurant, where golfers gather after playing a round.
ETYMOLOGY:
A standard round of golf has eighteen holes, so the next stop after the game, a bar or a restaurant, is called the nineteenth hole. A similar term is the fifth quarter in (American) football. Earliest documented use: 1901.
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NINETENTH HOLE- the walk to the tenth tee where it is considered cricket to slug whiskey as a brace for the second nine.

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#209977 - 03/11/13 09:43 PM Re: Become the Tiger [Re: jenny jenny]
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Wineteenth.
Same as the Nineteenth

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#209978 - 03/11/13 09:48 PM pole-ish joke [Re: jenny jenny]
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NINETEENTH POLE - the facetiously-named "pole" 1 3/16 mile from the finish line, thus 1/16 mile BEFORE the starting line of a 9-furlong race. Refers to the position of a horse considered - usually jeeringly - to be so slow that it can't even reach the gate before the race is over.

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#209981 - 03/12/13 03:02 AM Indentation [Re: jenny jenny]
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nineteeth hole: result of taking a little nip.

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#209986 - 03/12/13 09:40 AM Re: Indentation [Re: Tromboniator]
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suffragist

PRONUNCIATION: (SUHF-ruh-jist)

MEANING: noun: An advocate of extending the right to vote, especially to women.
ETYMOLOGY:
Via French from Latin suffragium (voting tablet, right to vote). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhreg- (to break) that also gave us break, breach, fraction, fragile, fractal, infringe, irrefragable, and fractious. Suffrage? Remember, a broken piece of tile was used as a ballot in the past. Earliest documented use: 1822.
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stuffragist - a dealer in rags suitable for stuffing

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#209987 - 03/12/13 10:33 AM Re: Become the Tiger [Re: jenny jenny]
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PINETEENTH HOLEAlong around the sixteenth hole
when it's a hot and sweaty day, one longs for the shade
and a cold drink and cannot wait for the nineteenth hole.


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#209988 - 03/12/13 10:39 AM Re: Indentation [Re: jenny jenny]
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#209990 - 03/12/13 03:16 PM Re: Indentation [Re: LukeJavan8]
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SCUFFRAGIST A shoeshine boy.

laugh Nice polish, Luke.

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#209991 - 03/12/13 05:49 PM Re: Indentation [Re: jenny jenny]
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#209996 - 03/12/13 09:08 PM Ann or Andy? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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STUFFRAGIST (that's with a hard "G") -- a full-time dollmaker

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#210002 - 03/13/13 06:25 AM Re: Ann or Andy? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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bromide

PRONUNCIATION:(BRO-myd)

MEANING:noun:
1. A tired or meaningless remark.
2. A tiresome or boring person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From bromine, from Greek bromos (stench). Earliest documented use: 1836.
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bromind :
1. a tiresome or boring mind
2. a tired or meaningless remark from a tired or boring mind

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#210008 - 03/13/13 10:27 AM : Andy and Andy? [Re: jenny jenny]
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brobride

gay marriage


Edited by LukeJavan8 (03/13/13 10:28 AM)
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#210009 - 03/13/13 12:10 PM Re: : Andy and Andy? [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210010 - 03/13/13 02:13 PM Inheritance [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Bromaide - Eragon, in his youth

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#210011 - 03/13/13 04:12 PM Re: Inheritance [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Bromaide - Eragon, in his youth


Now I like that. I have about 100 pages in book 4 left.
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#210016 - 03/14/13 04:24 AM Re: Inheritance [Re: LukeJavan8]
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tinnient

PRONUNCIATION: (TIN-ee-uhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Ringing or tinkling.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tinnire (to ring), of imitative origin, which also gave us tintinnabulation. Earliest documented use: 1668.
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thinnient - being chased by a bear

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#210022 - 03/14/13 10:51 AM Re: Inheritance [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210028 - 03/14/13 08:10 PM Re: Inheritance [Re: LukeJavan8]
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TINNIMENT - a substandard multi-apartment building put up by a canny slumlord

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#210031 - 03/15/13 04:29 AM Nice, Wofadoc, now try this... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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extraterritoriality
PRONUNCIATION: (ek-struh-ter-i-tor-ee-AL-i-tee)
MEANING: noun:
1. Exemption from the jurisdiction of local law, for example, as for diplomats.
2. The applicability of a state's laws outside its territory.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin extra- (outside) + territorium (land around a town), from terra (land). Earliest documented use: 1836.
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rextraterritoriality - the right of a King to rule whatever land he can coerce or conquer

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#210035 - 03/15/13 01:06 PM Don't encourage him! [Re: jenny jenny]
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All weak, but surprisingly many options:

-- HEXTRATERRITORALITY: an affiliation of Six Nations, like the Iroquois

-- EXTRACTERRITORIALITY: 1) Strip mining 2) debugging, in pretentious jargon

-- EXTRATERRITORIACITY: a vulgar claim to be a Stranger in a Strange Land

-- EXTRATERRITORIALIFY: to remove from any outside jurisdiction by converting to an independent political entity, like the Vatican City, or (discussed from time to time) Jerusalem

-- EXTRATERRITOCIALITY: an out-of-this-world experience while giving birth (compare "dystocia")

-- EXTRATERRITORIALITH: moon rock


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#210036 - 03/15/13 01:29 PM Re: Don't encourage him! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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#210037 - 03/15/13 03:00 PM Don't encourage him! [Re: jenny jenny]
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In the old days we called it "looseness of association." It was not meant to be a compliment.

And don't forget I didn't come up with anything at all for sprezza-whatever, or palimpsest, or even gelasin. To name just a few recent ones.

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#210038 - 03/15/13 03:06 PM Re: Don't encourage him! [Re: jenny jenny]
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SEXTRATERRITORIALITY -going to foreign countries to sate your off-beat sexual inclinations (e.g., Brits going to Thailand.)
VEXTRATERRITORIALITY - annoying the whole populations of other countires - like Britain wishing to opt out of large parts of the European Union Agrrements.
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#210040 - 03/15/13 03:37 PM Re: Don't encourage him! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Damn...just damn.

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#210041 - 03/15/13 05:12 PM Re: Don't encourage him! [Re: jenny jenny]
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hextraterritoriality

the curse put on you by a Leprachaun when you get too close
to his/her pot of gold.

word first used by Wofa,
but here it is a word that is spelled the same but has a
different meaning.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (03/15/13 05:16 PM)
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#210043 - 03/15/13 05:20 PM Re: Don't encourage him! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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#210045 - 03/15/13 05:23 PM Re: Don't encourage him! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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#210059 - 03/19/13 09:40 AM Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: jenny jenny]
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J-J apparently being Away From Keyboard so far this week, I'll post today's WAD:

Contranyms:

PERUSE

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-ROOZ)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To read or examine with great care.
2. To read or examine in a casual manner.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Let's try

PERTUSE -- to spread an illness by coughing ("Pertussis" is whooping cough)

P.S. Just thinking out loud:

-- "scan" is approximately the same thing !
-- PERFUSE is already a real word
-- so is PERUKE
-- PERUE is mixed up mixed up [PUREE]
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#210061 - 03/19/13 10:44 AM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I hope these infections stay in your office
and that you are inoculated.


RERUSE

-to use the same trick twice or more.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (03/19/13 10:45 AM)
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#210062 - 03/19/13 03:29 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: jenny jenny]
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PERUSS (puh-RUSH): to read with great care in Cyrillic, and rather quickly.

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#210063 - 03/19/13 03:41 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I hope these infections stay in your office
and that you are in
oculated.

You want me to get an infection in my eye?

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#210064 - 03/19/13 03:46 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: Tromboniator]
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PERUSS (peh-RUSH): to read with great care in Cyrillic, and rather quickly.

Not to be confused with its near-homonym PERUSH, (pee-rush), meaning "Ooh! Ooh! Teacher! I really have to go to the bathroom!"

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#210066 - 03/19/13 04:28 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I hope these infections stay in your office
and that you are in
oculated.

You want me to get an infection in my eye?



Sorry Doc, I don't speak MDese. I hope you have had what
ever shot you need so you don't get the disease you mentioned.
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#210067 - 03/19/13 04:30 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: LukeJavan8]
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PEBRUSH

Toilet bowl cleaner.
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#210068 - 03/19/13 09:30 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: LukeJavan8]
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penuse - the projected life of a Bic ballpoint pen less fifty percent.

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#210069 - 03/19/13 09:51 PM School of Useless Knowledge [Re: LukeJavan8]
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"Ocular" means related to the eye, as in oculist who makes lenses, and binoculars (two lenses, one for each eye - and they also make monocles for one eye.)

Actually, "inoculate" really does mean "stick it in your eye." That's the way the first smallpox immunizations were administered. Serum was made from victims of vaccinia (a related viral disease, cowpox. As one might suspect, since ''vaca" is cow. Smallpox is "variola.") and it was instilled into the eye of the protectee after the doctor pulled the lower lid down to make a sac to drip a drop or two into. So it was literally an "in-ocul-ation," and then the word got generalized to mean any immunization against you-name-it disease, no matter where it was given.

And "pertussis" is whooping cough. ("Tussive" is coughing. RobiTussin is A H Robins' brand of cough syrup. Tussionex is somebody else's.) Pertussis is the P of the DPT shot your kids got when they were infants: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus. Never heard of 'em? It's because the shots became almost universal, and the diseases almost unheard of. Except that whooping cough is coming back, because...but that's another story.


(Apologies for droning on. Occasionally this does somehow turn into a word Board, all our intentions to the contrary notwithstanding...)

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#210070 - 03/19/13 10:00 PM Go Back Three Weeks [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210071 - 03/20/13 10:24 AM Very Interesting medical wordings, Wofa, thanks. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PRONUNCIATION:(SEK-uhnd GES)
MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To criticize an event with the benefit of hindsight.
2. To guess or predict.
ETYMOLOGY:
Probably a back-formation from second-guesser (in baseball, one who criticizes a play after the fact). Earliest documented use: 1941.
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recond-guess- a recond-ed guess. As in...
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#210072 - 03/20/13 10:32 AM Re: School of Useless Knowledge [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I thought I was using 'inoculation' correctly, but only in
the sense you mention, generalization for any immunization
and I appreciate the comments. I had enough Latin to know
'oculis' is eye, but I was hoping you were protected from
all the other diseases you were specifying - and since
JJ is back I appreciate your taking up her mantle for the
time being.
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#210073 - 03/20/13 12:28 PM Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]
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SECOND-GUEST - v.i. - to wait in the car until you see someone else ring the doorbell ahead of you

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#210077 - 03/21/13 11:02 AM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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discursive

PRONUNCIATION:(dis-KUHR-siv)
MEANING: adjective:
1. Jumping from topic to topic; rambling.
2. Proceeding logically, using reason or argument rather than emotion.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin discurrere (to run about), from dis- (apart) + currere (to run). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kers- (to run), which is also the source of car, career, carpenter, occur, discharge, succor, and caricature. Earliest documented use: 1599.
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Edited by jenny jenny (03/21/13 01:22 PM)
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#210078 - 03/21/13 11:12 AM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]
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wishcursive when a teacher wishes handwriting were still
taught to today's button-pushing students.


miscursive what we will have when no one will be able
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#210079 - 03/21/13 04:53 PM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]
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DISBURSITIVE - pertaining to the duties of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. (Sounds like a word Pooh-Bah would have used, if it existed, dunnit?)

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#210080 - 03/21/13 04:58 PM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]
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or

DISCUSSIVE -- the language of most rappers

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#210081 - 03/21/13 05:00 PM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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pisscupsive
when you get shy bladder and the nurse/probation officer is
waiting.
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#210086 - 03/22/13 11:30 AM Friday's Word [Re: LukeJavan8]
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impregnable

PRONUNCIATION:(im-PREG-nuh-buhl)
MEANING:adjective:
1. Incapable of being taken by force; strong enough to withstand attack.
2. Capable of being impregnated.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Old French imprenable, from in- (not) + prenable (vulnerable to capture), from prendre (to take, seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize, take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, pregnant, osprey, prison, and get. Earliest documented use: 1430.
For 2: From Latin impraegnaere (to fertilize, impregnate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gen- (to give birth), which also gave birth to words such as generate, engine, indigenous, and germ.
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impegnable - to be capable of being pegged or not.

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#210087 - 03/22/13 11:57 AM Re: Friday's Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210111 - 03/25/13 02:13 PM Monday's Word [Re: LukeJavan8]
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psychological moment
PRONUNCIATION:(sy-kuh-LOJ-i-kuhl MOH-muhnt)
MEANING:
noun: The most appropriate time for achieving a desired result; the critical moment.
ETYMOLOGY:
Loan translation of French moment psychologique (psychological moment), which itself is a mistaken loan translation of German das psychologische Moment (psychological element or factor) taken as der psychologische Moment (the psychological moment of time). The word came to French during the German Siege of Paris in 1870. Earliest documented use: 1871.
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psychological mement- a pop culture fad word that goes viral. EX: viral

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#210114 - 03/25/13 11:46 PM Re: Monday's Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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psychological moment - an example of psychobabble: meaingless, overblown, self-consciously pompous and needlessly complex, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing. Don't like the phrase to begin with. So there.

psychological foment - stir up trouble by pushing people's buttons...

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#210117 - 03/26/13 11:41 AM Re: Monday's Word [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Psychological cement

clueless
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#210121 - 03/26/13 05:59 PM Tuesday's foment. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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running dog

PRONUNCIATION: (RUN-ing dog)

MEANING:noun: A servile follower; lackey.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Chinese zougou, from zou (running) + gou (dog), apparently as an allusion to a dog running to follow his or her master's commands. This term was employed in Chinese Communist terminology to refer to someone who was considered subservient to counter-revolutionary interest. Earliest documented use: 1925.
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#210122 - 03/26/13 06:28 PM think "Loki" [Re: jenny jenny]
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RUINING DOG -- an evil dyslexic deity

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#210123 - 03/26/13 06:30 PM Re: Tuesday's foment. [Re: jenny jenny]
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running tog: half a tracksuit.

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#210124 - 03/26/13 08:01 PM Re: Tuesday's foment. [Re: jenny jenny]
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Running Agog

Not know where you are going.
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#210131 - 03/27/13 10:14 AM Wednesday's agog. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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potpourri
PRONUNCIATION: (poh-poo-REE, POH-poo-ree)
MEANING: noun
1. A mixture of dried flower petals, spices, herbs, etc., kept for fragrance.
2. A musical medley.
3. A mixture of incongruous things.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French pot pourri, literally rotten pot (loan translation of Spanish olla podrida), from pot (pot) + pourri (rotten), from pourrir (to rot). English has borrowed not only the loan translated term potpourri from French, but also the original Spanish olla podrida. It has borrowed from other languages a whole bunch of terms to describe hodgepodge or miscellany, such as, from Swedish smorgasbord, from French salmagundi, and from Hungarian goulash. Earliest documented use: 1611.
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#210133 - 03/27/13 11:07 AM Re: Wednesday's agog. [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210141 - 03/28/13 10:13 AM Thursday's bleeding [Re: LukeJavan8]
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blue blood PRONUNCIATION: (BLOO bluhd)
MEANING: noun:
1. An aristocratic or socially prominent lineage.
2. A member of such a family.
ETYMOLOGY:
Loan translation of Spanish sangre azul (blue blood). The term arose from the visible veins of light-skinned royalty. Earliest documented use: 1835.
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BLUE BLOO - the actual spelling and phonetic pronunciation of blue. As in Baby Boo Boo. frown

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#210143 - 03/28/13 12:00 PM Re: Thursday's bleeding [Re: jenny jenny]
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glue blood
- -one of those acquaintances you wish to rid yourself of, but
cant'


blue rued
- -down in the mouth,sad,discouraged
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#210150 - 03/28/13 04:32 PM Re: Thursday's bleeding [Re: LukeJavan8]
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blur blood: mongrel.

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#210154 - 03/28/13 06:41 PM Re: Thursday's bleeding [Re: Tromboniator]
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#210157 - 03/28/13 09:13 PM I was sure I posted this this morning! [Re: jenny jenny]
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POTPOURROI -- a feast fit for a King
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#210158 - 03/28/13 09:20 PM Blue Blond = [towhead de jour] is sad [Re: jenny jenny]
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blue brood - Smurfs

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#210163 - 03/29/13 07:29 AM deus ex machia de jour [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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deus ex machina

PRONUNCIATION: (DAY-uhs eks MAH-kuh-nuh, -nah, MAK-uh-nuh)
MEANING:
noun: An unexpected or improbable person or event that saves a seemingly hopeless situation.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin deus ex machina, deus (god) + ex (from) + machina (machine), loan translation of Greek theos apo mekhanes. Earliest documented use: 1697.
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deus'sex machina - you wish smile

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#210165 - 03/29/13 11:13 AM Re: deus ex machia de jour [Re: jenny jenny]
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deus sex matchina

holy dating service
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#210171 - 03/29/13 10:53 PM Re: deus ex machina de jour [Re: LukeJavan8]
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debs ex machina: Stepford Wives

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#210173 - 03/30/13 06:53 AM Happy Easter To You [Re: Tromboniator]
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Dems ex machina - any two Tammany politicians
(or Deux ex machina - Richard Daley and Richard Daley Jr, if you prefer Chicago politics)

Deus en machina - the cult of Jobs

Deus ex Bachina - the B-minor Mass, or any of several other out-of-this-world masterpieces

Deus ex mochina - choco-latte (Heavenly-flavored, of course)

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#210185 - 03/31/13 10:45 AM Re: Happy Easter To You [Re: jenny jenny]
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Pay-us ex machina - an ATM

Say-us ex machina - a "speak-your-weight" machine

Lay-us ex machina - let's not go there! wink

Ray-us ex machina - a sun bed

Way-us ex machina - a Sat-Nav

X-Ray-us ex machina - as used in Hospitals an Dental surgeries *at vast expense!)





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#210190 - 03/31/13 12:46 PM - - -ditto [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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#210195 - 04/01/13 10:40 AM Anu's word for April Fool's Day [Re: LukeJavan8]
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magnanimous

PRONUNCIATION: (mag-NAN-i-muhs)

MEANING: adjective: Generous or forgiving, especially towards a weak rival.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin magnanimus (great-souled), from magnus (great) + animus (soul, mind). Ultimately from the Indo-European root meg- (great), which also gave us magnificent, maharaja, master, mayor, maestro, magnate, magistrate, maximum, magnify, mahatma, magisterial, mickle, and hermetic. Earliest documented use: 1547.
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MAGNANIMOUSE- a mouse who forgives the cat's bad manners

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#210203 - 04/01/13 09:20 PM It's good enough for me! [Re: jenny jenny]
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MAŃANIMOUS - Inclined not to do today what can be put off to tomorrow...

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#210205 - 04/01/13 09:33 PM Re: It's good enough for me! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Manama-ese
people who live in Bahrain's capital
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#210219 - 04/02/13 11:45 AM Re: It's good enough for me! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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percipient

PRONUNCIATION:(per-SIP-ee-ant)

MEANING:
adjective: Having deep insight or understanding.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin percipere (to perceive), from per- (thoroughly) + capere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which also gave us captive, capsule, capable, capture, cable, chassis, occupy, deceive, gaff, caitiff, and captious. Earliest documented use: 1659.
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percipiant - E. O. Wilson

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#210220 - 04/02/13 11:59 AM Re: It's good enough for me! [Re: jenny jenny]
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persipiants

wine tasters


Edited by LukeJavan8 (04/02/13 12:00 PM)
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#210226 - 04/02/13 04:56 PM Re: It's good enough for me! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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pencipient: just beginning to be written.
Example: "Rutherford's pencipient novel, Backyard Phoenix, promises to be a blockbuster, although only the opening sentence has been written: 'By the time the barbecue was over, half the Cu 61 had decayed to Ni 61.'"

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#210228 - 04/02/13 08:52 PM one opus, [Re: Tromboniator]
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OPERCIPIENT - knowledgable about Verdi, Puccini. etc. (viz. Milton Cross)

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#210234 - 04/03/13 10:59 AM Re: one opus, two opus, three opus, four. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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sagacious

PRONUNCIATION:(suh-GAY-shuhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Having keen judgment or wisdom.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sagire (to perceive keenly). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sag- (to seek out), which is also the source of seek, ransack, ramshackle, forsake, and hegemony. Earliest documented use: 1607.
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sagaious - a proneness to turn a mundane event into a saga.

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#210236 - 04/03/13 12:08 PM Re: one opus, two opus, three opus, four. [Re: jenny jenny]
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staygacious stick-to-it-isnous

spraygacious like unto a skunk


Edited by LukeJavan8 (04/03/13 12:09 PM)
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#210237 - 04/03/13 09:40 PM Word Salad [Re: jenny jenny]
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SAGARIOUS = amiable but given to telling long, convoluted stories. Think: Garrison Keillor

SALACIOUS = given to telling salty stories

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#210243 - 04/04/13 11:35 AM Re: Word Salad [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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With thee two I am reminded of the
"now you know", that's the "rest of the story" guy.
Senior Moment.
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#210249 - 04/04/13 05:07 PM Jackie please change the the title of this thread [Re: LukeJavan8]
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temerarious

PRONUNCIATION: (tem-uh-RAR-ee-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Presumptuously or recklessly daring or bold.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin temere (rashly).
Earliest documented use: 1532.
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temparous(noun) - a really, really, temporary worker.

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#210251 - 04/04/13 05:27 PM Re: Jackie please change the the title of this thread [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210256 - 04/04/13 09:36 PM Re: Word Salad [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
With these two I am reminded of the
"now you know", that's the "rest of the story" guy.
Senior Moment.

(That'd be Paul Harvey, yes?)


TEMEROARIOUS - The players on my side had the audacity to be shouting loudly. (Also we don't spell so gude.)

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#210266 - 04/05/13 10:37 AM Re: Word Salad [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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malapert
PRONUNCIATION:(MAL-uh-puhrt)
MEANING: adjective: Boldly disrespectful.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French mal- (bad, wrong) + apert (bold, insolent, clever), from Latin apertus (open). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to cover), which also gave us overt, cover, warranty, warren, garage, garret, garment, garrison, garnish, guarantee, and pert. Earliest documented use: 1400.
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change p to v

malavert verb - the act of avoiding that which is bad

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#210268 - 04/05/13 11:42 AM Re: Word Salad [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
With these two I am reminded of the
"now you know", that's the "rest of the story" guy.
Senior Moment.

(That'd be Paul Harvey, yes?)



I used to listen daily, could see his face, and continued
to scratch my head. Finally gave up.
Paul Harvey: thanks.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (04/05/13 11:43 AM)
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#210269 - 04/05/13 11:44 AM Re: Word Salad [Re: LukeJavan8]
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malatort the act of avoiding litigation
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#210272 - 04/05/13 04:03 PM Re: Word Salad [Re: LukeJavan8]
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malaport - them French pirates are coming up on our left side...

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#210273 - 04/05/13 04:11 PM Re: Word Salad [Re: jenny jenny]
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MALAPEST - an awkward poetic foot guaranteed to disrupt the scansion of any verse

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#210328 - 04/08/13 10:37 AM Word Salad: ANU's AWAD for Monday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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lex loci

PRONUNCIATION:(leks LOH-sy, -kee, -ky)

MEANING:noun: The law of the place.

ETYMOLOGY:From Latin lex (law) + locus (place). Earliest documented use: 1832.

NOTES: Lex loci says that the law of that country or jurisdiction applies where the act was done.
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#210333 - 04/08/13 05:09 PM no, not Lex Luthor [Re: jenny jenny]
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Rex Loci - the set of dinosaurs equidistant from a case in point

Lex Lock - tied up in legal red tape

Lex Loki - injustice in Asgard

Lex Loca - crazy immigration policy

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#210337 - 04/08/13 05:49 PM Re: no, not Lex Luthor-YES<YES [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Lex pokey -Superman's nemesis in jail
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#210339 - 04/08/13 09:46 PM Anu's Lexicon [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Lox Loci - delicatessens

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#210340 - 04/09/13 04:35 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Ooo, wofa, that's brilliant.

lex lopi: Cops! Let's run!

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#210353 - 04/10/13 08:04 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: Tromboniator]
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suborn

PRONUNCIATION:(suh-BORN)
MEANING: verb tr.: To induce another to perform an unlawful act or give false testimony.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin subornare, from sub- (secretly) + ornare (to equip). Other words that derive from ornare are adorn and ornate. Earliest documented use: 1534.
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SUNBORN- we are the stuff of stars



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#210356 - 04/10/13 11:41 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210357 - 04/10/13 11:49 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: jenny jenny]
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SUBARN - where Pedro keeps the livestock

SUBORB - a bathysphere

SUBORAN - recently-identified Algerian oil reserve, as yet untapped because it lies beneath a major metropolitan area

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#210358 - 04/10/13 11:52 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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#210359 - 04/10/13 01:12 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: LukeJavan8]
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nuborn: Greek infant.

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#210365 - 04/11/13 08:51 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: Tromboniator]
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mens rea

PRONUNCIATION: (MENZ REE-uh)

MEANING: noun: Criminal intent.

ETYMOLOGY:From Latin mens rea (guilty mind). Earliest documented use: 1861.
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mens rep - a vulgar mind

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#210368 - 04/11/13 11:49 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: jenny jenny]
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mens rec poetic scratchings on restroom stall dividers.
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#210371 - 04/11/13 12:30 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: LukeJavan8]
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mens rhea = male ostrich

mens read = Playboy Magazine

mens rear = don't even go there !

And if we bend the rules j-u-u-s-t a bit, salving our guilty conscience (a real "mens rea"?) by changing both words the same way -

amens area = evangelical meeting hall

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#210372 - 04/11/13 12:36 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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mens reap bordello


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#210374 - 04/11/13 03:42 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: LukeJavan8]
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mens tea: afternoon gathering in a pub.

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#210381 - 04/12/13 09:59 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: The eagle flies on Friday [Re: Tromboniator]
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attorn

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-TUHRN)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To turn over rent, goods, etc. to another.
verb intr.: To agree to be a tenant of a new landlord of the same property.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French atorner (to assign to), from a- (to) + torner (to turn). An attorney is the person one turns to to represent oneself. Earliest documented use: 1458.
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#210392 - 04/12/13 01:42 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: The eagle flies on Friday [Re: jenny jenny]
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athorn: 1. a sharp, woody spine on the branch of an oak. 2. practicing to play a brass instrument.



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#210445 - 04/15/13 08:18 AM Anu's Lexicon: Blue Monday Tax Monday [Re: jenny jenny]
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peeping Tom

PRONUNCIATION:
(PEE-ping tom)

MEANING:
noun: Someone who gets sexual pleasure from secretly watching others; voyeur.
ETYMOLOGY:
From the legend of Lady Godiva who rode unclothed through the streets of Coventry, England to persuade her husband to lower taxes on the people. All the townfolk shuttered their windows, except for a tailor named Tom who couldn't resist and watched. Earliest documented use: 1769.
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WEEPING TOM - Tom after the King raised axes instead of lowering taxes

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#210448 - 04/15/13 03:36 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Animal Occupations [Re: jenny jenny]
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peeing tom: feline surveyor.

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#210451 - 04/15/13 06:24 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Animal Occupations [Re: Tromboniator]
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beeping Tom what the lady turkeys are having to put up with
at this time of the year.
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#210458 - 04/16/13 09:08 AM Anu's Lexicon: Tue's (whoever he is) day... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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nice nelly

PRONUNCIATION:(nys NEL-ee)
MEANING:
noun: A person excessively concerned with propriety, modesty, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: A specialized use of the name Nelly, a nickname for Helen or Eleanor. Earliest documented use: 1922.
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ICE NELLY - as in "Whoa Nelly!"

The night was dark the sky was blue
Down the alley the ice wagon flew
It hit a bump and somebody screamed
You shoulda heard just what I seen

___________________________________ Bo Diddley 1957

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#210477 - 04/16/13 09:36 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Tue's (whoever he is) day... [Re: jenny jenny]
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Nice Telly - Radiodiffusion Television Francaise with a Southern accent

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#210480 - 04/17/13 09:59 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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nosy parker or nosey parker

PRONUNCIATION: (NOH-zee PAHRK-uhr)
MEANING: noun: An overly inquisitive person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From nosy + the name Parker. It's not clear who this person was. Earliest documented use: 1890. Also see, quidnunc.
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COSY ARKER Brit. - crowded but comfortable

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#210482 - 04/17/13 12:05 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: jenny jenny]
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noisy barker neighbor's dog
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#210488 - 04/17/13 09:57 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: LukeJavan8]
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NOSY PORKER - truffle-farmer's greatest asset

NOSEY-PACKER - ENT specialist treating a child's bleeding schnozz

NOISY PARKER - gets his car to curbside from bumper to bumper; often seen in NYC

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#210494 - 04/18/13 05:54 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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nosh parker: organizer of food at a potluck.

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#210501 - 04/18/13 10:41 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: Tromboniator]
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doubting Thomas

PRONUNCIATION:(DOU-ting TOM-uhs)

MEANING:noun: A person who is habitually doubtful or someone who refuses to believe something until given proof.

ETYMOLOGY: After Saint Thomas, apostle, who doubted Jesus Christ's resurrection according to the Bible. Earliest documented use: 1877.
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DOUBLING THOMAS - a gambling Thomas who believes in Christ's return

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#210502 - 04/18/13 11:38 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: jenny jenny]
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NOSY PORKER - truffle-farmer's greatest asset

Great Wofa!
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#210508 - 04/18/13 05:46 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: jenny jenny]
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wink

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Doubting Themas - posted by Martin Luther in 1517 (All-Saints Church, Wittn burg, Germany)

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#210518 - 04/19/13 08:23 AM Re: Anu's word for Friday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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lazy Susan


MEANING:
noun: A revolving tray used for serving food, or a similar structure used to keep objects within easy reach.


ETYMOLOGY:
It's not clear who the eponymous Susan in this term was. Earliest documented use: 1917.
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HAZY SUSAN - Lazy Susan after a slap from Spinning Jenny

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#210541 - 04/20/13 03:42 PM Re: Anu's word for Friday [Re: jenny jenny]
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Have a nice weekend


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#210543 - 04/20/13 08:26 PM Re: Anu's word for Friday [Re: BranShea]
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crazy Susan lazy, hazy Susan retaliating in an angry
fashion to spinning Jenny.
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#210571 - 04/22/13 12:18 PM Re: Anu's word for a new Monday [Re: LukeJavan8]
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bombilate

PRONUNCIATION:
(BOM-bi-layt)
MEANING:
verb intr.: To make a humming or buzzing noise.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin bombilare to (hum, buzz). Earliest documented use: 1600s.
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OMBILATE - A Zen Monk seeking Nirvana

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#210572 - 04/22/13 12:32 PM Re: Anu's word for a new Monday [Re: jenny jenny]
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tombilate zombie
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#210586 - 04/22/13 10:14 PM Theme and Variations [Re: jenny jenny]
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BOBILATE - Mr. Ray Goulding apologizes to his associate Mr. Elliott for not being there at the start of the radio program

BAMBILATE - that silly Disney cartoon fawn can't get anywhere on time either

BOMBILATTE - Starbucks has a new high-potency coffee drink

BOMBPILATE - what Jesus might have done if he'd had modern tools and attitudes

BOMBILATEX- apply generously and watch the munitions just bounce off

BOMBULATE - to walk like a dumb blonde (see also BIMBILATE)

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#210590 - 04/22/13 11:24 PM Re: Theme and Variations [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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laugh laugh laugh laugh
laugh laugh laugh 1/2
laugh laugh laugh
laugh laugh laugh laugh
laugh
laugh

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#210591 - 04/23/13 03:05 AM T/V cont. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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combilate: At this hour, can't do anything with my hair.

mombilate: Soccer practice was over two hours ago.

wombilate: time for a C-section.

trombilate: I've been babysitting my grandson all day and I just got here.

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#210593 - 04/23/13 08:38 AM Re: T/V cont. [Re: Tromboniator]
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Well, when you got here you got here with a bang!
You and Wolf sure can twist. laugh

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#210595 - 04/23/13 08:53 AM A.Word.A.Day for Tuesday [Re: jenny jenny]
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fanfaron
PRONUNCIATION: (FAN-fuh-ron)
MEANING:
noun: A boaster or a braggart.
ETYMOLOGY:
From French fanfaron, from Spanish fanfarrón (braggart), perhaps from Arabic farfar (talkative), of expressive origin. The words fanfaronade and fanfare have the same origin. Earliest documented use: 1622.
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fanfarony - a habitual user of the words found in A.Word.A.Day

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#210622 - 04/24/13 01:53 PM Re: A.Word.A.Day for Wednesday [Re: jenny jenny]
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cachinnate

PRONUNCIATION: (KAK-i-nayt)
MEANING:
verb intr.: To laugh very loudly or immoderately.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cachinnare (to guffaw), of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1824.
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CACHINNYATE - a socialnet acronym LMAO

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#210624 - 04/24/13 04:50 PM Re: A.Word.A.Day for Wednesday [Re: jenny jenny]
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catinnate alley cat screaming all night.
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#210639 - 04/26/13 10:52 AM Re: A.Word.A.Day for Friday [Re: LukeJavan8]
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brouhaha

PRONUNCIATION: (BROO-ha-ha, broo-ha-HA, broo-HA-ha)

MEANING:
noun: Noise, confusion, and excitement, especially over something insignificant.
ETYMOLOGY:
From French, of imitative origin. It has been also suggested it's an alteration of the Hebrew term barukh habba (welcome, literally, "blessed be the one who comes"). It was also used in French drama for a devil's cry as: brou, ha, ha! Earliest documented use: 1890.
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BROUHAHAT - a silk hat made from a sow's ear


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#210640 - 04/26/13 12:29 PM Re: A.Word.A.Day for Friday [Re: jenny jenny]
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brewhaha; shindig around the ole still Virginie style.
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#210651 - 04/27/13 05:40 PM same joke in German [Re: LukeJavan8]
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In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus...

BRÄUHAHA - Happy Hour in Munich

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#210670 - 04/29/13 10:11 PM Monday's Word [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MOJO

PRONUNCIATION:
(MO-jo)

MEANING:
noun: Magical power; charm.

ETYMOLOGY:
Apparently of W. African origin, akin to Gullah moco (witchcraft), Fula moco'o (medicine man). Fula is a language of West Africa. Earliest documented use: 1926.


MOJA - a Woman of Power

MOFO - (not even with a ten-foot pole, thanks)

MOXO - singular of Moxie

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#210680 - 04/30/13 10:06 AM Re: Monday's Word [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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J -> O

MOOO - a happy or disgruntled cow

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#210682 - 04/30/13 11:53 AM Re: Monday's Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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HoJo remember Howard Johnson's?
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#210684 - 04/30/13 01:58 PM Re: Monday's Word [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MOJITO – powerful tipple

MOJONES – the result of drinking Mojito

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#210690 - 05/01/13 12:12 AM Tuesday's Word a day late and a letter short [Re: A C Bowden]
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boondocks

PRONUNCIATION: BOON-doks)
MEANING: noun: Rough country; backwoods.

ETYMOLOGY: From Tagalog bundok (mountain). Earliest documented use: 1944.
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BOONDOCS - country docs who still make housecalls

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#210700 - 05/01/13 04:50 PM Re: Tuesday's Word a day late and a letter short [Re: jenny jenny]
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BOONDOCS! I love it!

LOONDOCKS - I wondered why my boat was covered with guano after I left it tied up overnight

BOONDUCKS - that lay golden eggs

BOOBDOCKS - no, not plastic surgeons, just brassieres

BLONDOCKS - my beast of burden has yellow hair!

BOONDECKS - stacked at the Casino to lure in the suckers (or to pay off the Contractors?)

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#210703 - 05/01/13 05:06 PM - - - -interbreeding. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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loonduck naughty birdies, hybrid
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#210704 - 05/01/13 05:07 PM Re: - - - -interbreeding. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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gom guano on wofa's boat
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#210708 - 05/01/13 10:12 PM ...which came from... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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gam

PRONUNCIATION:
(gam)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A leg, especially a woman's attractive leg.
noun: 2. A school of whales. 3. A social visit, especially between whalers or ship crews.
verb tr., intr.: 4. To hold such a visit; to spend time talking.


XAM = a puzzling test, sometimes solved with "ees."

(regarding definition 2 - I thought if was called a "pod" of whales. Oh well. I suppose there's no rule that there can't be two words with the same meaning.)


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#210710 - 05/02/13 12:07 AM One does what one can... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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agam eg-am - future tense active of the word "again".

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#210711 - 05/02/13 10:56 AM pointed remarks [Re: jenny jenny]
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MAMMONISM

PRONUNCIATION:
(MAM-uh-niz-uhm)

MEANING:
noun: The greedy pursuit of riches.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via Latin and Greek, from Aramaic mamona (riches). Mammon was personified as a false god in the New Testament. Earliest documented use: 1843.


GAMMONISM - a religious search for the use of those three extra "Kinging men" that used to come with the fifteen-piece checker set. (Never did figger out how to play that game on the back side of the checkerboard either, didja... ?)

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#210713 - 05/02/13 11:23 AM Always. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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M --> T

MAMMONIST - a communist leader after the revolution

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#210714 - 05/02/13 11:34 AM Re: One does what one can... [Re: jenny jenny]
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(regarding definition 2 - I thought if was called a "pod" of whales. Oh well. I suppose there's no rule that there can't be two words with the same meaning.)


So did I, but I've seen 'gam' with regard to whales:

and the American Heritage Dict. of the English language
indicates it also means a congregation of whalers especially
at sea. So they must get together and reminisce about Ahab
after the work is done.
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#210721 - 05/02/13 06:53 PM Things that make you go Mmmmm... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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N -> M

MAMMOMISM - any nine letter word with five M's except Mmmmmmmmm.

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#210725 - 05/03/13 09:23 AM Anu's Word for Thursday [Re: jenny jenny]
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MAAMONISM - excessive deference to women, especially as practiced in the Deep South

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#210726 - 05/03/13 11:42 AM Anu's Last Word ( for the week ) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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leviathan

PRONUNCIATION: (li-VY-uh-thuhn)

MEANING:noun: Something large and powerful.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via Latin from Hebrew liwyathan (whale). Earliest documented use: 1382.
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LEVIATHANG - calling Levi a "thing" in Alabama

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#210728 - 05/03/13 12:30 PM Re: Anu's Last Word ( for the week ) [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210734 - 05/03/13 04:19 PM Re: Anu's Last Word ( for the week ) [Re: LukeJavan8]
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LEVIATHON - Congressional tax-raising orgy, to be held next Labor Day Weekend (without Jerry Lewis)


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#210735 - 05/03/13 04:23 PM Re: Anu's Last Word ( for the week ) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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LEATHERATHON = S & M convention
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#210742 - 05/04/13 12:24 PM Re: Anu's Last Word ( for the week ) [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Did we overlook LEIATHON - watching too many consecutive Carrie Fisher movies?

(Doesn't quite work -- A-->O -- but I couldn't think of anything for "Leiathan."

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#210754 - 05/05/13 11:29 AM Re: Anu's Last Word ( for the week ) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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#210809 - 05/06/13 12:44 PM Anu's Odd Word for Monday [Re: LukeJavan8]
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May 6, 2013
This week's theme
Terms that appear offensive but aren't

This week's words: queer street

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A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

Language is meant to communicate and offending someone is also a way to communicate, though not a very nice one. There are plenty of offensive words in a language, any language, and this week's words may appear offensive, but aren't.
They may sound, look, or feel like they have something to do with well-known distasteful words, but they don't. This similarity may cause some to take offense if the words are used in conversation. So should they be?

A dictionary meaning of a word tells only so much. A word in a dictionary is inert. It comes alive only when we use it and give it real meaning. A word can take multiple meanings depending on the speaker, listener, tone, and the context.

Take an everyday word like boy, for example. An adult man wouldn't think twice about his mother calling him a boy. But chances are he'd resent a store clerk or his boss, even an older boss, calling him thus. And that may also explain to folks who wonder, for example, why blacks use the N-word amongst themselves, yet are offended if people outside their community say it.

One might say: Words don't offend people, people offend people.

So should you use this week's terms? Technically, these are perfectly agreeable words, but technically is not how life works. It all depends on the context. For example, I'd avoid using the term queer street if I knew the person I was speaking to was gay.

What do you think? I invite you to discuss this in our online forum Wordsmith Talk.


Even though words featured this week are not offensive, email filters are not smart enough to understand that. It's possible that the filter at your organization tries to protect you from looking at this week's emails. If you find any missing emails, you can view them online.

queer street

PRONUNCIATION:(kweer street)


MEANING:noun: A state of hardship, especially financial hardship.


ETYMOLOGY:
The origin of the term is not clear. Carey Street, site of the bankruptcy court in London, has been proposed, but the court came decades after the term. It's also been suggested that traders put a query mark against customers suspected of having financial difficulties. Earliest documented use: 1811.


USAGE:
"Mike Bessey said: You can't really make a case that UK farmers are on queer street as a whole -- on average they are surviving and starting modest investment."
Caroline Stocks; Ł25m Aid Won't Help Struggling UK Dairy Farmers; Farmers Weekly (UK); Jan 22, 2010.


A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
______________________________________Leo Tolstoy
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QUEER TREET (alt. sp.) queer treat, ex: bacon flavored ice cream

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#210810 - 05/06/13 12:46 PM Re: Anu's Odd Word for Monday [Re: jenny jenny]
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QUEEN TREAT Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee
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#210812 - 05/06/13 03:24 PM Re: Anu's Odd Word for Monday [Re: LukeJavan8]
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QUEER STREPT - This bug I isolated from my sore throat patient defies classification!

QUEEG STREET - runs off Caine Street, branches into Ball Street and Strawberry Ice Cream Lane. Noted for the homes of Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, and Fred MacMurray, among others.

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#210829 - 05/07/13 05:38 PM Re: Anu's Odd Word for Monday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Two great ones, wolf.

But not me, brother.
I don't want to go down Queeg Street 'cause there ain't no comming back.
Damn drunk lawyer. . . frown

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#210830 - 05/07/13 06:02 PM Anu's Innocuous Word for Tuesday [Re: jenny jenny]
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niggler

PRONUNCIATION:
(NIG-luhr)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A person who pays excessive attention to petty details.
2. A person who criticizes constantly or repeatedly.

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin unknown, perhaps of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1781.

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n --> w

WIGGLER - a corrupt political upon whom blame no one can pin.

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#210832 - 05/07/13 06:46 PM Re: Anu's Innocuous Word for Tuesday [Re: jenny jenny]
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NOGGLER - a person who overdoes the Christmas quaffing

HIGGLER - one who proclaims the Coming of the God particle

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#210838 - 05/08/13 03:41 PM Wednesday's Child is Full of Dirt [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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tar baby

PRONUNCIATION: (TAHR bay-bee)

MEANING: noun: Something to be avoided: a sticky situation or problem from which it's almost impossible to get out.

ETYMOLOGY: After "Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby",


How 'bout I do a different algorithm this time. Say, Spoonerize it:

BAR TABBY - keeps the mice out of the saloon

(Y'all all go right ahead and use the standard add-subtract-change routine if you like. Don't let me stop you.)

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#210839 - 05/08/13 04:26 PM Re: Wednesday's Child is Full of Dirt [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Ok wolf, you got me. I left Slasher's Bar last night without paying the tabby but you doesn't have to post it here for the whole world to see. frown

add S
minus B

STAR ABY - the price one must pay for being a rich and famous and beautiful person.

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#210840 - 05/08/13 04:37 PM Re: Wednesday's Child is Full of Dirt [Re: jenny jenny]
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CAR GABBY - back seat driver
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#210850 - 05/09/13 09:36 AM Thursday is Thor's day. Don't mess with Thor. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Good one, Luke.


cockshy

PRONUNCIATION: KOK-shy)

MEANING: noun:
1. The game of throwing missiles at a target; such a throw.
2. An object of criticism or ridicule.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English cocc (rooster) + shy (to throw), of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1836.
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Y --> E

COCKSHE - a freemartin
i.e. a non-fertile female calf (heifer) born as a twin with a male (bull} but with a bull's manner and mindset.

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#210851 - 05/09/13 11:00 AM It's Thor's day, he hanmered [Re: jenny jenny]
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BOCKSHY - an edible Chinese cabbage

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#210856 - 05/09/13 12:27 PM Re: It's Thor's day, he hanmered [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Thanks JJ.


SOCK TIE a gimmick I discovered in college, in the
Laundry, after forever losing one sock.
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#210873 - 05/10/13 08:30 PM Friday's child is full of glee [Re: LukeJavan8]
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niggard

PRONUNCIATION: (NIG-hurd)


MEANING: noun: A mean, stingy person.
adjective: Stingy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English nigard, of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1384.
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BIGGARD:
1. a kind, generous person
2. a bigot


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#210874 - 05/10/13 08:58 PM Re: Friday's child is full of glee [Re: jenny jenny]
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PIGGARD - Captain of the Starship Penterprise


NITGARD - a sorry excuse for a bug repellant, offers lousy protection

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#210880 - 05/11/13 11:51 AM Re: Friday's child is full of glee [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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RITGARD--competing, poor excuse for deodorant
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#210920 - 05/13/13 08:39 PM Monday's child is neatly secured... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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...in a sconce, of course.


ENSCONCE

PRONUNCIATION:
(en-SKONS)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To settle firmly and comfortably.
2. To hide securely.



ENSCONE - to wrap a filing in a small sourdough wafer for serving at tea-time; cf. cannoli

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#210924 - 05/13/13 10:31 PM Re: Monday's child is neatly secured... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ENSCONCE
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ENDSCONCE - to come out from hiding in a...
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DENSCONCE - a small hiding sconce

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#210939 - 05/14/13 10:00 PM Re: Monday's child is neatly secured... [Re: jenny jenny]
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equivocate

PRONUNCIATION:
(i-KWIV-uh-kayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To be vague or ambiguous, especially in order to mislead.


EQUUVOCATE - script for Mr Ed's next speech

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#210940 - 05/14/13 11:16 PM Re: Monday's child is neatly secured... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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eguivocate
C to G

EQUIVOGATE- to mumble lies to blame other people for your own wrongdoings, such as, beating down a Bush.

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#210946 - 05/15/13 09:01 AM Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: jenny jenny]
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petrify

PRONUNCIATION:(PE-tri-fy)
MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To turn into stone.
2. To harden or deaden.
3. To stun or paralyze with fear.

verb intr.:
To become stony or callous.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin petra (rock), from Greek petra (cliff, rock). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to lead, pass over), which also gave us support, comport, petroleum, sport, passport, petrichor (the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain), colporteur (a peddler of religious books), Swedish fartlek (a training technique), Norwegian fjord (bay), and Sanskrit parvat (mountain). Earliest documented use: 1425.
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petri-FYI (see ETYMOLOGY above)

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#210951 - 05/15/13 12:10 PM Re: Monday's child is neatly secured... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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EQUUROCATE Running a horse in a circular pen for hours
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#210952 - 05/15/13 12:14 PM Re: Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: jenny jenny]
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PESTRIFY - to bring ants and termites, rats and mice, and other annoyances, into a hitherto pristine neighborhood. Cf. "gentrify"

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#210955 - 05/15/13 12:45 PM Re: Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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pectrify - lots of upper body work
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#210978 - 05/16/13 07:29 PM Thursday's Word is impute [Re: LukeJavan8]
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impute

PRONUNCIATION:(im-PYOOT)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To attribute, ascribe, or credit, often unfairly.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French imputer, from Latin imputare, from in- (in) + putare (to assess, reckon). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pau- (to cut, stroke, or stamp), which is also the source of amputate, compute, dispute, count, pavid, puerile, and catchpole. Earliest documented use: 1480.
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IMPUTER - a smartass computer that thinks that it invented itself.

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#210981 - 05/16/13 11:20 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]
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IMCUTE - a cheap imitation fuzzy Nerml doll (see Garfield comic strip)

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#210982 - 05/16/13 11:26 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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impate: to do or to get a hair transplant.

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#210983 - 05/16/13 11:56 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: Tromboniator]
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IMPUT - see imput.
see largely as an imp, nee Obama

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#210984 - 05/17/13 04:43 AM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]
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Are you going to make sense one of these days, Jenny Jenny?

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#210995 - 05/17/13 12:10 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]
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IMPUTER - a smartass computer that thinks that it invented itself.JJ quote


Like Al Gore? Didn't he invent the Internet?


JIMPUTER - if Capt. Kirk could run the thing without Spock.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (05/17/13 12:10 PM)
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#210996 - 05/17/13 12:11 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
drop e

IMPUT - see imput.
see largely as an imp, nee Obama


Hee,hee,hee
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#211000 - 05/17/13 08:39 PM Late Friday's word [Re: LukeJavan8]
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exscind

PRONUNCIATION: (ek-SIND)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To cut out or off.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin exscindere, from ex- (out) + scindere (to cut). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skei- (to cut or split), which also gave us excise, schism, ski, shin, scienter, and adscititious. Earliest documented use: 1662.
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EXSCEND - a volcanic upsurge solidified after cooling.

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#211006 - 05/18/13 11:54 AM Re: Late Friday's word [Re: jenny jenny]
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TEXSEND-- a "bon voyage" of ginormous, humongous proportion
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#211008 - 05/18/13 03:57 PM Re: Late Friday's word [Re: LukeJavan8]
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EXSPEND - all you can do after a really painful divorce decree

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#211039 - 05/20/13 03:55 PM Monday Monday, word of the day [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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vesuvian

PRONUNCIATION:(vi-SOO-vee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Marked by sudden explosive outbursts.

ETYMOLOGY: After Mount Vesuvius, a volcano that buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum when it erupted in 79 CE. Earliest documented use: 1673.
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V ---> X


EXSUVIAN - what SUV owners became after gas went up to four bucks a gallon.

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#211043 - 05/20/13 05:00 PM Re: Monday Monday, word of the day [Re: jenny jenny]
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VEAUVIAN' - veal chops, served in a French restaurant after a bit too much vin

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#211068 - 05/21/13 09:09 PM Do dirty limericks count? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PARNASSIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (pahr-NAS-ee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to poetry.

ETYMOLOGY: After Mount Parnassus, a mountain in Greece, considered sacred to Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry, and the Muses. Earliest documented use: 1565.


PORNASSIAN -- Not a leg man, or even a breast man

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#211069 - 05/21/13 09:15 PM Re: Do dirty limericks count? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CORNASSIAN Cousins to the Kardassians, these live
in Iowa, the Corn State.
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#211070 - 05/21/13 09:48 PM Re: Do dirty limericks count? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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JARNASSIAN - an ode to a jar


I placed a jar in Tennessee,
And round it was, upon a hill.
It made the slovenly wilderness
Surround that hill.

The wilderness rose up to it,
And sprawled around, no longer wild.
The jar was round upon the ground
And tall and of a port in air.

It took dominion everywhere.
The jar was gray and bare.
It did not give of bird or bush,
Like nothing else in Tennessee.
________________________________ Wallace Stevens

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#211071 - 05/22/13 12:42 AM Re: Monday Monday, word of the day [Re: jenny jenny]
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Chuckle- chortle - guffaw. This made me laugh!

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#211074 - 05/22/13 05:58 AM Re: Do dirty limericks count? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PARNASSIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (pahr-NAS-ee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to poetry.

Alternative PARNASISIAN: a nasally speaking Parisian (succumbed to winter ills ?)

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#211082 - 05/22/13 01:38 PM Wednest Word of a Day [Re: teepee]
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chevy

PRONUNCIATION: (CHEV-ee)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To chase or annoy.
noun: A chase, hunt, or a hunting cry.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Cheviot Hills bordering England and Scotland. A battle between English and Scottish forces over a hunting expedition is described in a 15th-century ballad (The Ballad of Chevy Chase). A chase is a tract of land reserved for hunting. The name of the city Chevy Chase in Maryland has the same origin. Earliest documented use: before 1825.
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CHEAVY - a portly fellows fox hunt

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#211084 - 05/22/13 04:40 PM Re: Wednest Word of a Day [Re: jenny jenny]
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CHIVVY An actual word, for a change.
1
: to tease or annoy with persistent petty attacks
2
: to move or obtain by small maneuvers

Variants of CHIVY

chivy or chiv·vy
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#211092 - 05/23/13 03:18 AM Thursday's AWAD [Re: LukeJavan8]
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chartreuse PRONUNCIATION:(shahr-TROOZ, -TROOS)

MEANING: noun: 1. A light, yellowish green. 2. An aromatic, usually yellow or green liqueur, originally made by Carthusian monks in Grenoble, France.
adjective: Having a light, yellowish green color.

ETYMOLOGY: From mountain to monastery to drink to color -- that's the circuitous route for this word's origin. La Grande Chartreuse, a monastery got its name after the Chartreuse Mountains. The liqueur got its name because it was first made by the monks in the monastery. Finally, the color got its name from the liqueur. Earliest documented use: 1806.
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CHARTREUSED - screwed, blued, and sans chartreused

(what the Carthusian monks were when the French government threw them out of France in 1903)

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#211093 - 05/23/13 06:03 AM Re: Thursday's AWAD [Re: jenny jenny]
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chartreuse PRONUNCIATION:(shahr-TROOZ, -TROOS)

MEANING: noun: 1. A light, yellowish green. 2. An aromatic, usually yellow or green liqueur, originally made by Carthusian monks in Grenoble, France
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Chartruse: A flawed satellite navigation system- featuring obsolete roading


Edited by teepee (05/23/13 06:03 AM)

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#211103 - 05/23/13 09:00 PM Re: Thursday's AWAD [Re: teepee]
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CHARTRUSSE - a French map of the former Soviet Union

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#211123 - 05/24/13 06:14 PM Re: Friday's AWAD HIMALAYAN [Re: jenny jenny]
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Himalayan

PRONUNCIATION:
(him-uh-LAY-uhn, hi-MAHL-yuhn)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Enormously large.
2. Relating to the Himalayas.

HIMALAYIN' : The incredulous expression uttered upon seeing an incorrectly-sexed rooster produce an egg


Edited by teepee (05/24/13 06:16 PM)

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#211124 - 05/24/13 08:59 PM Re: Friday's AWAD HIMALAYAN [Re: teepee]
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L -> M

HIMAMAYAN - him not Aztec

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#211135 - 05/25/13 11:48 AM Re: Friday's AWAD HIMALAYAN [Re: jenny jenny]
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HYMNAMAYAN non-Aztec war chants


Edited by LukeJavan8 (05/25/13 11:48 AM)
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#211137 - 05/25/13 12:26 PM Re: Friday's AWAD HIMALAYAN [Re: LukeJavan8]
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HIYALAYAN - pertaining to frontón games

HIMALATAN - simplified version of an ancient language, contains nouns of only the masculine gender

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#211189 - 05/27/13 04:30 PM Memorial Day USA, Monday elsewhere. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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palatine

PRONUNCIATION:(PAL-uh-tyn, -teen)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Of or relating to a palace.
2. Of or relating to a palate.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: After Palatine, from Latin Palatium, the name of the centermost of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. Roman emperors built their palaces on this hill. The word palace also derives from the same source. Earliest documented use: 1436.
For 2: From French palatin, from Latin palatum palate (roof of the mouth). Earliest documented use: 1656.
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palatiny:

1. of or relating to a modest palace
2. of or relating to snacks at a wine tasting promotion.

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#211191 - 05/27/13 04:32 PM Re: Memorial Day USA, Monday elsewhere. [Re: jenny jenny]
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malateen- a kid up to no good.
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#211192 - 05/27/13 04:32 PM Re: Memorial Day USA, Monday elsewhere. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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#211194 - 05/27/13 06:38 PM high pressure center, et al [Re: LukeJavan8]
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XALATINE - pertaining to your glaucoma medicine

PALATINY - used by dwarfs to paint miniature art works

PALAMINE - a soothing lotion for when your BFF has an itchy rash

PALATINO - I'm sure you know the type !

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#211197 - 05/27/13 08:13 PM Re: high pressure center, et al [Re: jenny jenny]
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Happy Memorial Day USA, Monday elsewhere, BUT Tuesday for us kiwis!(I had to check what day it was!). You guys are "so yesterday!"
PALIMONEY: offloading assets to close friend to avoid ex taking the lot

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#211204 - 05/28/13 10:00 AM Tuesday's black yet golden word [Re: teepee]
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collier

PRONUNCIATION:(KOL-yuhr)

MEANING:noun:
1. A coal miner.
2. A coal liner.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English col (coal). Earliest documented use: 1594, 1661.
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COLLIER
-r

collie- a silky-coated sheep dog most of 'em named Lassie

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#211206 - 05/28/13 11:40 AM Re: Tuesday's black yet golden word [Re: jenny jenny]
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cullier-one who weeds out the unwanted in any area
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#211211 - 05/28/13 08:54 PM Re: Tuesday's black yet golden word [Re: LukeJavan8]
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COKLIER -- the inner ear of a Bostonian who kan't spell tu gud




Edited by wofahulicodoc (05/28/13 09:16 PM)
Edit Reason: (Afterthought: I should have said, "the innah eah of..." Oh well, another opportunity missed.)

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#211227 - 05/29/13 04:45 PM This may be a tough one... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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LARES AND PENATES

PRONUNCIATION: (LAR-eez and puh-NAY-teez)


MEANING:
noun:
1. Household gods (the benevolent gods in an ancient Roman household).
2. Household goods (a family's treasured possessions).



Hmm.
Desperate times demand desperate measures:

LATES AND PILATES - Work-out first, unwind at Starbucks afterwards ?

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#211229 - 05/29/13 04:52 PM Re: This may be a tough one... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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FLARES & PENNANTS: signals from a ship
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#211233 - 05/30/13 09:47 AM Re: This may be a tough one... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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hyperbolic

PRONUNCIATION: (hy-puhr-BOL-ik)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Of or pertaining to hyperbole.
2. Of or pertaining to hyperbola.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek hyperbole (excess), from hyperballein (to exceed), from hyper- + ballein (to throw). Earliest documented use: 1646, 1676.
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TYPERBOLIC
1. expected excessive language
2. same old hyperbola dress

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#211235 - 05/30/13 11:46 AM Re: This may be a tough one... [Re: jenny jenny]
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#211241 - 05/30/13 10:07 PM Re: This may be a tough one... [Re: jenny jenny]
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HYPERBILIC -- the gall bladder is working overtime

HYPERBONIC - the ultimate in bacteriologic warfare; one step more virulent than Bubonic

HYPEROBOLIC - too expensive for the agora

HYPERGOLIC - no, wait, that's already a word, blast it !

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#211248 - 05/31/13 12:46 PM it's worse than debite [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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debark

PRONUNCIATION:
(dee-BARK)


MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To remove the bark from a dog.
2. To remove the bark from a log.
verb tr., intr.:
3. To disembark.


DEBORK - to reject an undesired Supreme Court nominee

REBARK - to bake casual comments when you have a stuffed nose


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#211250 - 05/31/13 12:53 PM Re: it's worse than debite [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DEPORK- to cut out the "other white meat" from the diet
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#211258 - 06/01/13 07:59 AM On Shaky ground [Re: LukeJavan8]
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debard: to remove all reference to the alleged author of Hamlet, Macbeth, etc.

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#211263 - 06/01/13 10:27 AM What floats is boat. [Re: Tromboniator]
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d -> r
rebark - a remark in dog talk

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#211266 - 06/01/13 11:58 AM daily word [Re: jenny jenny]
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DEBEARD a man's daily chore
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#211282 - 06/03/13 08:54 AM Word for Monday plural. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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calyculus or caliculus

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-LIK-yuh-luhs)

MEANING:
noun: A cup-shaped structure.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek kalyx (cup, covering).
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CalicuRus - a big box store for cups

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#211287 - 06/03/13 04:58 PM Re: Word for Monday plural. [Re: jenny jenny]
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CALOCULUS - The 200-inch telescope at Mount Palomar

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#211292 - 06/04/13 07:41 AM Re: Word for Monday plural. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CATULLUST- A forlorn man

*(by way of "how now brown cow")

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#211293 - 06/04/13 08:52 AM Tuesday's Word [Re: garygnu]
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SWOOPSTAKE

PRONUNCIATION:
(SWOOP-stayk)

MEANING:
adverb: In an indiscriminate manner.


SCOOPSTAKE - a utensil used to keep the ice-cream dispenser from being misplaced

(SNOOPSTAKE - kills gossiping vampires ?)

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#211295 - 06/04/13 11:25 AM Re: Word for Monday plural. [Re: garygnu]
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CATTLELUST- bull when cows are in heat
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#211296 - 06/04/13 01:34 PM Re: Tuesday's Word [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SWOOPSFAKE - a phoney indiscrminate manner

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#211306 - 06/05/13 03:14 PM Re: Tuesday's Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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THEOCRASY

PRONUNCIATION:
(thee-AWK-ruh-see)


MEANING:
noun: A mixture of deities or religious forms.


ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek theo- (god)- + -krasia (blending). Earliest documented use: 1816.



THEOCREASY - a wrinkled old LARE or PENATE

THEOCRAZY - any religious zealot

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#211311 - 06/06/13 10:45 AM next ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AGREMENT

PRONUNCIATION:
(ah-GRAY-mahnt, -mahn*)
[the final syllable is nasal]


MEANING:
noun:
1. Formal approval, especially one given by a country to the proposed diplomat from another country.
2. Grace notes: notes applied as an embellishment on a piece of music.


ETYMOLOGY:
From French agrément (approval, agreement, pleasure), from Latin ad- (to) + gratus (pleasing). Earliest documented use: 1711.



AGREPENT -- the Attorney General regrets his previous malfeasances and wished to atone for them

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#211316 - 06/06/13 01:06 PM Re: next ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AGREMENT

a > o

ogrement- an agreement gone so sour that -ment is not mumbled as a french nasal but phonetically pronounced MENT with the harshness that the English ment was meant to be.

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#211320 - 06/07/13 01:17 PM Re: next ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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JARGOON

PRONUNCIATION: (jahr-GOON)

MEANING: noun: A colorless, pale yellow, or smoky variety of zircon.

ETYMOLOGY: From French jargon, from Italian giargone, from Persian zargun (golden). Earliest documented use: 1769.


OARGOON: a state in the US Pacific Northwest, just south of Washingtoon.

CAR-GO-ON: marketer's name for the Auto-train - ship the family Buick to Florida and ride the train down with it

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#211321 - 06/07/13 01:21 PM Re: next ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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JarJarGoon - the clan to which Jar Jar Binks belonged.
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#211322 - 06/07/13 02:37 PM Re: next ! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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JARGOON
o > e
JARGONE - the jargon used by a gang of thieves to indicate that someone has stolen their money jar

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#211356 - 06/10/13 01:26 PM monday Monday MONDAY [Re: jenny jenny]
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canorous

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-NOR-uhs, KAN-uhr-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Melodious; musical.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin canere (to sing). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kan- (to sing) which also gave us hen, canto, cantor, recant, accent, chant, enchant, and incentive. Earliest documented use: 1646.

USAGE:
"The canorous sounds ... provided a cheery moment."
Corrie Perkin; Off to an Opening in Earnest; The Australian (Sydney); Oct 13, 2008.
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CANOROUS
add e

canoerous - the melodic sound made by a babbling brook just before a hundred foot waterfall

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#211361 - 06/10/13 05:58 PM Re: monday Monday MONDAY [Re: jenny jenny]
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CANOMOUS - a new brand of tinned cat food

CANTOROUS - inclined to sing Klezmer music

MANOROUS - polite

CANOROLUS - a mixed-up Beethoven overture

CANOVOUS - a precarious tryst in a small unstable watercraft (See also "canoerous," above)


[P.S. Does "precarious" mean "eating too much sugar candy"? Only your dentist knows for sure...]

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#211362 - 06/10/13 08:44 PM Re: monday Monday MONDAY [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CANNIBUSBOUS - lover of marijuana
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#211369 - 06/11/13 05:02 PM Tiwa's Day [Re: LukeJavan8]
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PROSAIC

PRONUNCIATION: (pro-ZAY-ik)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Dull; unimaginative.
2. Everyday; straightforward; ordinary.
3. Having the character of prose as compared to the feeling of poetry.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin prosa (prose), from prosa oratio (straightforward speech), from provertere (to turn forward). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend), also the source of wring, weird, writhe, revert, universe, wroth, verso, conversazione, versicolor, and animadvert. Earliest documented use: 1589.


PYROSAIC - full of inflammatory language

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#211371 - 06/11/13 06:51 PM Re: Tiwa's Day [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PROMOSAIC =agents who have many actors and singers
to get the fans to notice.
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#211374 - 06/11/13 09:56 PM Re: Tiwa's Day [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Before we get too far afield - recall the original challenge:

"...take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition..."

Now I grant you that Roolz are meant to be broken, but not wildly, and preferably not all the time...

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#211375 - 06/11/13 10:41 PM Re: Tiwa's Day [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Are we speaking of the Anagrams or Anu's Word of the Day?
I don't recall the 'roolz' for the latter, but will adhere
to it, if that be so. I understand the anagrams has those
'roolz', and that does not imply two words nor hyphens.
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#211376 - 06/12/13 06:58 AM In the Beginning [Re: jenny jenny]
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Take a look at the first post in this thread , [if I did that right].

We modify them as we like when it suits our purpose, of course, but this was our starting point.

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#211377 - 06/12/13 08:42 AM Re: In the Beginning was the roolz [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PROSAIC
c>d
PROSAID - the act of agreeing with a stinkin' roolz put before the board.

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#211381 - 06/12/13 11:53 AM Re: In the Beginning was the roolz [Re: jenny jenny]
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I think I'll bow out from this thread at this point. I can't remember that far back. I'll check it
periodically, and if something clicks with just one letter
I may post it. Don't want to mess it up for you all.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (06/12/13 11:58 AM)
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#211384 - 06/12/13 04:33 PM Re: Word for Monday plural. [Re: garygnu]
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Sorry for dem rulz...my eyes were playing tricks on me.
Damn that Catullus and his invectives.

Talyculus- a bookies little black book.

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#211387 - 06/12/13 08:10 PM Wotan's Day [Re: garygnu]
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EXPANSIVE

PRONUNCIATION: (ik-SPAN-siv)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Having a wide range; comprehensive.
2. Friendly, open, communicative.
3. Having a tendency or capacity to expand.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin expandere (to spread out), from ex- (out) + pandere (to spread). Earliest documented use: 1651.



EXPENSIVE - a former spouse, when thinking very hard about filing for more child support

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#211388 - 06/12/13 10:17 PM Just who was Woten and why did he have a day? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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EXPANSIVE
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EXPANTSIVE - a pyschobabblelogical term for a recurring dream of attending a black-tie social affair while being naked below the waist.


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#211394 - 06/13/13 07:09 AM Days and days and daze [Re: jenny jenny]
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Re: Just who was Woten and why did he have a day?

This astrology site says,

"...there are seven days of the week and seven planets and each planet rules or is lord of one day: Sunday, the Sun; Monday, the Moon; Tuesday, Mars; Wednesday, Mercury; Thursday, Jupiter; Friday, Venus; and Saturday, Saturn...

The origin of the names of the days are explicitly planetary in medieval Latin: dies dominici (Sunday, the lord's day), die Lune, die Martis, die Mercuri, die Jovis, die Veneris, die Saturni.

In English the Teutonic equivalents of the Greek and Latin gods have been used for some of the names of the days, i.e. Tuesday is Tiw's day, the Teutonic god of war; Wednesday is Wotan's day; Thursday is Thor's day; Friday is Frigg's day..."

Not everybody likes this system, of course. Your mileage may vary.


Now if he wuz a dog instead, it would be much easier to undertand: Every dog has his day.

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#211397 - 06/13/13 01:31 PM Are all days dog's days even Thor's day? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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animadversion

PRONUNCIATION:(an-i-mad-VUHR-zhuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. The act of criticizing.
2. An unfavorable comment.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin animadvertere (to turn the mind to), from animus (mind) + advertere (to turn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend), also the source of wring, weird, writhe, revert, universe, wroth, , conversazione, versicolor, and prosaic . Earliest documented use: 1535.
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ANIMAVERSION- reality; the mind's version

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#211402 - 06/13/13 09:49 PM Seven Deadly Days [Re: jenny jenny]
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ANIMADVERSIN -- Madison Avenue puts Greed and Pride and Sloth and Envy and (I forget the other three) into a Mickey Mouse cartoon

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#211410 - 06/14/13 01:29 PM mostly used En Masse. these days [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SEMPITERNAL

PRONUNCIATION: (sem-pi-TUHR-nuhl)

MEANING: adjective: Everlasting.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin semper (always) + aeternus (eternal). Earliest documented use: before 1475.

USAGE: "The US Postal Service might embrace sempiternal status, too, in the form of a stamp that would enable the bearer to infinitely freeze the price of first-class postage with a 'forever' stamp."
-- Kathy Stevens; Post Office Hopes 'Forever' Stamp Will Deliver; The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania); Feb 27, 2007.

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SEMITERNAL -- lasting only half a bird

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#211422 - 06/16/13 11:30 AM Re: mostly used En Masse. these days [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Add E

SEMPIETERNAL - any word with two meanings that mean the same thing e.g. hippity-hop (hop hop) or sempiternal (always eternal}

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#211429 - 06/17/13 11:35 AM AWAKE! Monday brings us... [Re: jenny jenny]
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rhizophagous

PRONUNCIATION:
(ry-ZOPH-uh-guhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Feeding on roots.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek rhizo- (root) + -phagous (feeding on). Earliest documented use: 1832.
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WHIZPHAGOUS- a budding young nerd who eats only Cheese Whiz crackers and has no social life outside of interacting with his computer.


Edited by jenny jenny (06/17/13 05:55 PM)
Edit Reason: to improve clumsy wording

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#211434 - 06/17/13 09:40 PM Re: AWAKE! Monday brings us... [Re: jenny jenny]
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RHINOPHAGOUS - nose-eating

RHINOPHAGOUS - drinks only German-river water passed by the Lorelei

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#211443 - 06/18/13 12:17 PM ZYMURGY: The Last Word [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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zymurgy

PRONUNCIATION:
(ZY-muhr-jee)

MEANING:
noun: The branch of chemistry dealing with fermentation, as brewing.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek zym- (ferment) + -urgy (work). Earliest documented use: 1868.
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ZYMURKY - when the zym needs more urgy

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#211444 - 06/18/13 07:01 PM Re: ZYMURGY: The Last Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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RYMURGY - for no particular reazon

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#211457 - 06/19/13 12:08 PM Thursday's AWAD: It takes one to know one. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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logomania

PRONUNCIATION: (lo-go-MAY-nee-uh)
MEANING:
noun:
1. Obsessive interest in words.
2. Excessive and often incoherent talking.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek logo- (word) + -mani (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1882.
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logomana - (NZ) words used by the powerful, by high authority; usually spoken with supernatural effect

ex: ---> BOO!

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#211458 - 06/19/13 12:28 PM Re: Thursday's AWAD: It takes one to know one. [Re: jenny jenny]
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Isn't that eliminating 2 letters?
Just asking.
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#211460 - 06/19/13 01:04 PM Re: Thursday's AWAD: It takes one to know one. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Who me? Not me Luke, I am as good as my word, most times.
I looked again and found myself innocent. confused

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#211461 - 06/19/13 04:15 PM ...but that's SO 1960s ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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POGOMANIA - That possum with the beard should run for office! POGO FOR PRESIDENT ! POGO FOR PRESIDENT !! POGO FOR PRESIDENT !!


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#211462 - 06/19/13 06:20 PM Re: ...but that's SO 1960s ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Quite rightly!
And I wanna dance!

What I said goes baby
I want you to hold just what you got
I want you to wind up your yo-yo
When I say pogo
I mean let that yo-yo go
I mean let the string out baby
Now go
Look at Annie yo-yo
Round 'n and round 'n round
Pogo pogo we gonna yo-yo
Round 'n round 'n round

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#211469 - 06/20/13 10:14 AM ...but that's SO 1930s ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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PLUTOLATRY

PRONUNCIATION: (ploo-TOL-uh-tree)

MEANING: Excessive devotion to wealth.


ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek pluto- (wealth) + -latry (worship). Earliest documented use: 1891. Pluto was the god of riches

[I thought Pluto was the god of the Underground. Or else Walt Disney's dog. Live and learn.]


FLUTOLATRY - James Galway is my idol

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#211473 - 06/20/13 07:20 PM Re: ...but that's SO 1930s ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PLOTOLATRY - a morality play where burning a rich man at the stake is the dénouement of the plot

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#211479 - 06/21/13 09:48 AM the nose knows... [Re: jenny jenny]
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OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY

MEANING: noun: The branch of medicine dealing with the ear, nose, and throat. Also known as otolaryngology.

ETYMOLOGY: The word is coined so that one is forced to use all three -- ear, nose, and throat -- to be able to pronounce it. Either that, or it's from Greek oto- (ear) + rhino- (nose) + laryngo- (larynx) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1900. Also, see rhinorrhea.

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OTORHINOLARYNGEOLOGY - In the shale I found the fossilized remains of a great lumbering beast with tiny little ears and a big horn on its nose

alternatively:
ONORHINOLARYNGOLOGY - my doctor says my tonsils hve to come out


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#211483 - 06/21/13 01:58 PM The nose knows who and who doesn't know the nose [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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OTO-HINO-LARYNGOLOGY - an ear, rear, and throat specialist who flunked "nose" in school and had to pick "rear" instead.


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#211512 - 06/24/13 05:26 PM Re: The nose knows who and who doesn't know the nose [Re: jenny jenny]
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FISHWIFE

PRONUNCIATION: (FISH-wyf)

MEANING: noun
1. A coarse, vulgar-tongued woman.
2. A woman who sells fish.


FISHWIRE a metal thread for making deep-sea seines. (banned soon after its invention)

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#211514 - 06/24/13 06:04 PM MONDAYSWORD is best left unspoken [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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WISHWIFE - all wish no work

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#211515 - 06/25/13 12:43 PM Twoday is Wednesday and the word is skunky [Re: jenny jenny]
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SKUNKY

PRONUNCIATION:(SKUNG-kee)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Mean or contemptible.
2. Having an unpleasant odor.
3. Of or relating to a skunk.
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Phew!
exchange p for k

SPUNKY - what you are and what you gotta be after you confront a skunk

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#211518 - 06/25/13 08:29 PM Re: Twoday is Wednesday and the word is skunky [Re: jenny jenny]
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SKUNGY

PRONUNCIATION: SKUN-jee
MEANING: Offensive to eyes, nose, even skin. Not just ugly but stinky grime and slime.
Synonym (understated): Unprepossessing

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#211526 - 06/26/13 06:08 PM The word is the bird and the bird is gossamer' [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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[ gossamer ]

PRONUNCIATION: GOS-uh-muhr)
MEANING: noun:
1. Something light, thin, or insubstantial.
2. A soft sheer gauzy fabric, used for veils, etc.
3. A fine, filmy cobweb or its thread seen floating in the air in calm weather.
adjective:
Thin, light, or delicate.

ETYMOLOGY:
From goose + summer. The term is believed to have originated as a name for late autumn when geese are in season and then transferred to cobwebs seen around that time of the year. Earliest documented use: 1325.
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BOSSAMER - to dance the bossa nova but just for the summer

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#211527 - 06/26/13 08:31 PM Re: The word is the bird and the bird is gossamer' [Re: jenny jenny]
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GOSSAMEN - what everybody does when the prayer is finished

GOSSAMOR - what you do after you go, and then you keep going

(I tried to make up something involving Henry Bessemer, but it just got too complicated)

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#211531 - 06/27/13 01:26 PM Thursday's word is BIRDLIME [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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birdlime

PRONUNCIATION: (BUHRD-lym)

MEANING: verb tr.: To ensnare.
noun: Something that ensnares.

ETYMOLOGY:From birdlime (a sticky substance made from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, and smeared on branches and twigs to catch small birds), from bird + lime, from Latin limus (slime). Earliest documented use: 1440.
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BIRDLIMED - a knock-off verson of Lullaby of Birdland from a bird's point of view (a sad lament).

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#211534 - 06/27/13 08:40 PM "No, we eat pork on Thanksgiving" said the turkey [Re: jenny jenny]
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BIRDLIE - [golf]: a tee-shot on a par-3 hole that lands on the green a makeable distance from the pin

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#211541 - 06/28/13 10:37 AM Today's word: Music with an etymologic suprise [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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chameleonic

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-mee-lee-ON-ik)

MEANING:
adjective: Given to quick or frequent change.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin chamaeleon, from Greek khamaileon, from khamai (on the ground) + leon (lion). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chamomile, chthonic, disinter, inhume, exhume, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1821.
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CAMELEONIC - an unlikely breeding of a camel and a lion but then so is the strange etymology of the word "chameleonic".

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#211542 - 06/28/13 08:24 PM Re: Today's word: Music with an etymologic suprise [Re: jenny jenny]
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SHAMELEONIC - that rare occasion when the King of Beasts is abashed

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#211545 - 06/28/13 10:15 PM Re: Today's word: Music with an etymologic suprise [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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laugh That's it, you win...this week anyway. "shameleonic" indeed. shocked

But I must admit, Wofa, I will use your term "birdlie" on the links tomorrow, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.

And...if I make a par three green on one. blush

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#211560 - 07/01/13 10:38 AM Monday: The first day of dog days I think. [Re: jenny jenny]
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mumpsimus
PRONUNCIATION:
(MUMP-suh-muhs)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A view stubbornly held in spite of clear evidence that it's wrong.
2. A person who holds such a view.

ETYMOLOGY:
According to an old story, a priest used the nonsense word mumpsimus (instead of Latin sumpsimus) in the Mass. Even when told it was incorrect, he insisted that he had been saying it for 40 years and wouldn't change it. The expression is "quod in ore sumpsimus" ('which we have taken into the mouth'). Earliest documented use: 1530.
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UMPSIMUS - a short-sighted baseball umpire who calls the winning homerun "foul" and then calls the game "over" amidst the ensuing uproar.

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#211566 - 07/01/13 04:57 PM Re: Monday: The first day of dog days I think. [Re: jenny jenny]
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MUMPSIMUSH - the only food a patient with bilateral swollen parotid glands can tolerate

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#211578 - 07/02/13 11:10 AM Re: Monday: The first day of dog days I think. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DUMPSIMUS - the act of firing a foul-mouth early morning radio personality who won't stay fired. (CBS circa 2003)

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#211582 - 07/02/13 06:32 PM Re: Monday: The first day of dog days I think. [Re: jenny jenny]
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fustilarian

PRONUNCIATION: (fuhs-tuh-LAR-ee-uhn)


MEANING: noun: A fat and slovenly person.

ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English fusty (smelly, moldy). Earliest documented use: 1600.
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FAUSTILARIAN - a Ray Bradbury character who made a pact with himself to live forever but died the day Ray died - June 5 2012.

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#211583 - 07/02/13 07:04 PM If Monday was Top Dog what was Tuesday? [Re: jenny jenny]
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FUSTAMARIAN - the mostest eagerest gal, on Sadie Hawkins Day

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#211588 - 07/03/13 06:07 AM The day before Yankee Doodle Dandy's birthday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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hobbledehoy

PRONUNCIATION: (HOB-uhl-dee-hoy)

MEANING: noun: An awkward young fellow.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1540.

USAGE:
"Burleigh's breathless accounts of the many figures of the British peerage in the story read as though written by some overawed hobbledehoy, someone who fingers the noblemen's lamé draperies in envious amazement and wonders how much they would go for at Wal-Mart."
Simon Winchester; 'The Nation's Attic'; The Boston Globe; Jan 11, 2004.
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HOBBLDEJOY - the sheer joy of pulling down the nobleman's lamé draperies and burning them on his front lawn in celebration of the Fourth of July.

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#211589 - 07/03/13 06:47 AM the long words are tougher [Re: jenny jenny]
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HOBBLEDAHOY -- Ahab's greeting to another ship from the prow of the Pequod

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#211597 - 07/04/13 08:16 AM Thursday: A Yankee Doodle Dandy do or die day [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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makebate

PRONUNCIATION: (MAYK-bayt)

MEANING: noun: One who incites quarrels.

ETYMOLOGY:
From make, from Old English macian (to make) + bate (contention), from Latin battuere (to beat) which also gave us abate, debate, and rebate. Earliest documented use: 1529.

USAGE:
"'You leave my ma out of this, you makebate! She always said you'd end on the gallows, and she was right.'"
Barbara Metzger; Christmas Wishes; Signet; 2010.
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FAKEBATE - American professional wrestling and the Sonny Liston /Cassius Clay Heavyweight 1962 Championship fight.

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#211611 - 07/04/13 07:53 PM Re: Thursday: A Yankee Doodle Dandy do or die day [Re: jenny jenny]
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MADEBATE -- 1) tied fishing lures; 2) forced your pinochle opponent to fall short of the bid; 3) an argument discussion with your mother

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#211616 - 07/05/13 01:38 AM Friday: A bellygod, bellygood day [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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bellygod

PRONUNCIATION: (BEL-ee god)
MEANING: noun: One who takes great pleasure in eating; a glutton.

ETYMOLOGY: A bellygod is one who makes a god of his belly, i.e. a glutton. From Old English belig (bag) + god. Earliest documented use: 1540.

USAGE: "Hudibras becomes the puritan bellygod par excellence:
Our knight did bear no less a pack
Of his own buttocks on his back."
Kristen Poole; Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton; Cambridge University Press; 2000.
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HELLYGOD - a fat mephistopheles who ate all errant souls in deepest hell.

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#211617 - 07/05/13 06:54 AM You're up early this morning! [Re: jenny jenny]
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(A variation on HELLYGOD is BELLAGOD - Venus)


BELLYPOD - the new tiny music player from Apple; fits into your navel

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#211620 - 07/05/13 11:39 AM Re: You're up early this morning! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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The early worm morpheses first. smile

bellygood - a SE Asian enunciation of "very good" often phrased "belly belly good" for emphasis.

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#211646 - 07/08/13 01:07 AM Monday...wanna bet?. [Re: jenny jenny]
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poker-faced
PRONUNCIATION: (PO-kuhr fayst)

MEANING: adjective: Having an expressionless face, giving no hints of one's thoughts and feelings.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the necessity of not showing emotions in a game of poker to avoid giving other players an indication of the strength of one's hand. The origin of the term poker is uncertain. It may be from French poque (a similar card game that involves bluffing), from German pochen (to knock, brag). Earliest documented use: 1915 (for the word poker: 1832).]
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PORKER-ACED - to be bluffed by a low-life pig whose high card is a nine.


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#211661 - 07/08/13 08:24 PM two for one [Re: jenny jenny]
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POWER-FAKED - feeling crushed by the surge of false hope engendered by the faint flicker of light bulbs returning after they go out during a storm...but the electricity doesn't stay on more than a few seconds

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#211675 - 07/09/13 12:38 PM Two for one Tuesday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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four-flush

PRONUNCIATION: (FOHR-flush)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To bluff or act in a fraudulent manner.

ETYMOLOGY:
In a game of poker, a full flush is five cards of the same suit. A four-flush, only four cards of the same suit, is almost worthless. A player pretending to have a full flush while holding only a four-flush, is said to be four-flushing. Earliest documented use: 1896.
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YOUR-FLUSH - your four-flush hands that never, never, ever, become a full five.

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#211678 - 07/09/13 09:35 PM Quick, call a plumber! [Re: jenny jenny]
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FOUL-FLUSH -- My toilet just backed up and overflowed...

also consider
FOUR-FLASH - either H or EEEE, depending on how long you waited between flashes

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#211682 - 07/10/13 07:09 AM Re: Quick, call a plumber! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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FOUR-FLASH - either H or EEEE, depending on how long you waited between flashes

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#211685 - 07/10/13 09:50 AM Wednesday's Word and Wofa's flashes. [Re: Tromboniator]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc


FOUR-FLASH - either H or EEEE, depending on how long you waited between flashes

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penny-ante
PRONUNCIATION: (PEN-ee AN-tee)
MEANING:
adjective: Trivial.
noun: A transaction involving very small sums.

ETYMOLOGY:
In poker, penny ante is a game in which the bet is one cent (or other small amount). The term is coined from penny (the smallest denomination of currency) + ante (stake, share, cost), from the stake put up by a player in poker before receiving one's cards, from Latin ante- (before). Earliest documented use: 1855.
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JENNY-ANTE (reversed pronunciation) ont'tee gin'ee - as I'm called by my nephews and nieces

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#211687 - 07/10/13 03:03 PM Re: Wednesday's Word and Wofa's flashes. [Re: jenny jenny]
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FOUR-FLASH - either H or EEEE, depending on how long you waited between flashes

It's Morse Code - "dot dot dot dot".


PEONY-ANTE - the florists' poker game
PENNE-ANTE - the pasta-lover's poker game
PENNSY-ANTE - the rail commuter's p.g.
You get the idea.

Or, on a different tack altogether:
PENNY-ANE - an old Beatles Christmas song (no L)

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#211698 - 07/11/13 07:30 AM Thursday...already.. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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standpat

PRONUNCIATION:
(STAND-pat)

MEANING:
adjective: Refusing to consider change in one's beliefs and opinions, especially in politics.
noun: One who refuses to consider change.

ETYMOLOGY:
In a game of poker, to stand pat is to play one's hand as dealt, without drawing other cards. From pat (apt). Earliest documented use: 1910.
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STANDPHAT - a once phat rapper whose jive is so yesterday but refuses to change because so is she.


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#211702 - 07/11/13 10:03 AM Re: Thursday...already.. [Re: jenny jenny]
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STANDPA - what my father's mother has to say to my father's father because he's too deaf to hear them strike up the Star Spangled Banner

STANDPOT - the Port-a-Potty under the bleacher seats

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#211704 - 07/11/13 10:45 AM Re: Thursday...already.. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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STANDPA - what my father's mother has to say to my father's father because he's too deaf to hear them strike up the Star Spangled Banner

STANDPOT - the Port-a-Potty under the bleacher seats

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SIT-AND-PAT - what Wofaholicdoc's father's father does while the band plays the Star Spangled Banner until Wofahulicdoc's father's mother gets back from the standpot under the stands.

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#211713 - 07/11/13 10:35 PM "Sit-and-pat' [Re: jenny jenny]
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wink

I fold !
(It is a poker-themed week, isn't it?!)

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#211714 - 07/11/13 11:23 PM Re: "Sit-and-pat' [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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wink

I fold !
(It is a poker-themed week, isn't it?!)


Maybeso, codo, but tomorrow is Friday.
Friday is the day that your silly card is the card that becomes an unlikely leader of an inside straight. smile

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#211715 - 07/12/13 07:21 AM And the band begins to play [Re: jenny jenny]
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BLUE CHIP

PRONUNCIATION:
(BLOO chip)

MEANING:
adjective: Having high value and reliability.
noun: A reliable and highly valuable asset, such as a stock, a company, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
In poker (and other gambling games), a blue chip typically represents high value. Earliest documented use: 1873.

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BLUE SHIP - I'm sorry, I know you reserved the Yellow Submarine, but unfortunately it's in drydock this week so we've given you a free upgrade

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BLUE CHAP - Commander Peary left his Long Johns home...)

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#211717 - 07/12/13 10:22 AM And the band begins to play...a blue note [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BLUE SLIP - downsizing cooperations no longer give PINK SLIPS to discharged employees instead they give BLUE SLIPS to those they keep.

Reason: ---> saves paper <---


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#211726 - 07/12/13 03:31 PM Is that sexism or what? [Re: jenny jenny]
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I thought it was the gals got pink slips and the guys got blue slips. No?

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#211753 - 07/15/13 05:10 PM "...it means exactly what I want it to..." said [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MENSAL

PRONUNCIATION:
(MEN-suhl)


MEANING:
adjective:
1. Monthly.
2. Relating to the table.


ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Latin mensis (month). Earliest documented use: 1475.
For 2: From Latin mensa (table). Earliest documented use: 1440.

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MESSAL

1: In need of guidance; disorganized
2: A small meal; also, the room in which it is consumed (cf. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

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#211756 - 07/15/13 08:57 PM Re: "...it means exactly what I want it to..." said [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MENSALE- men's ale set on a mensal at the mensal Mensa meeting for drinking by male Mensa members only. Female members were once allowed a small thimbleful but they all turned giddy and misbehaved.

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#211758 - 07/15/13 10:24 PM Re: "...it means exactly what I want it to..." said [Re: jenny jenny]
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MERSAL -

1. pertaining to an antibiotic-resisant bacterial pathogen...
2. a sweet fortified Italian wine, after the third glass

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#211766 - 07/16/13 07:24 AM Don't tell me we're running out of words ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Hey! Didn't we do today's word already, almost?! Like on May 13 or so?!

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#211767 - 07/16/13 07:37 AM Re: Don't tell me we're running out of words ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Like on May 13 or so?!


Close. Or enclose.

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#211768 - 07/16/13 09:05 AM Ah sweet dementia, every day is a new day [Re: Tromboniator]
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sconce
PRONUNCIATION: (skons)
MEANING: noun:
1. An ornamental bracket for holding candles or lights.
2. The head or skull.
3. Sense or wit.
4. A small fort or defensive earthwork to defend a bridge, castle-gate, etc.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Latin abscondere (to conceal). Earliest documented use: 1392.
For 2, 3: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1567.
For 4: From Dutch schans (entrenchment). Earliest documented use: 1587. ______________________________________

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SCONCED - a sense of wit once heard best forgotten.

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#211771 - 07/16/13 10:53 AM Re: Ah sweet dementia, every day is a new day [Re: jenny jenny]
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#211776 - 07/16/13 05:20 PM I don't give a fig for Sir Isaac [Re: LukeJavan8]
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SCOINCE -- pronounced SOY-ince -- a Cockney's explanation of what goes on at the Royal Society in London

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#211785 - 07/17/13 12:12 PM Wednesday's Word is full of woe [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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mortify
PRONUNCIATION: (MOR-tuh-fy)
MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To humiliate, shame, or embarrass.
2. To discipline (one's body) by self-denial, self-inflicted suffering, etc.
verb intr.:
1. To endure self-denial, self-inflicted pain, etc.
2. To become gangrened or necrosed.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin mortificare (to kill). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mer- (to rub away or to harm) that is also the source of morse, premorse, mordant, morbid, mortal, mortgage, nightmare, amaranth, and ambrosia. Earliest documented use: 1382.
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MOOTIFY - to use the Media to establish a public pretrial mindset to get damning evidence declared moot.

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#211786 - 07/17/13 12:22 PM Re: Wednesday's Word is full of woe [Re: jenny jenny]
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#211794 - 07/17/13 09:04 PM Re: Wednesday's Word is full of woe [Re: jenny jenny]
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MOSTIFY - the superlative form of the comparative MORTIFY

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#211795 - 07/17/13 09:26 PM Re: Wednesday's Word is full of woe [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MORTIFLY - to fly equally in fear of the jihadists and
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#211799 - 07/18/13 06:50 AM Re: Wednesday's Word is full of woe [Re: jenny jenny]
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Wasn't Mortifly one of the characters in "Back to the Future"?

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#211800 - 07/18/13 07:00 AM Moving right along... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CLOACA

PRONUNCIATION:
(klo-AY-kuh)
plural cloacae (klo-AY-se, -kee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. An outhouse.
2. A sewer.
3. The common duct into which intestinal, urinary, and genital tracts open in birds, reptiles, most fishes, and some mammals.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cloaca (sewer, canal), from cluere (to cleanse). Earliest documented use: 1656.



CLOAKA - the device that renders undetectable the ships of Italian Klingons

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#211801 - 07/18/13 07:55 AM Re: Moving right along... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CLODCA Russian slang - a backwoods clod stomp dancing even before the vodka

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CLODCA - laugh

CLOACH - an ancient Mass Transit vehicle; holds fifty Romans

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#211814 - 07/19/13 05:05 PM How did Robinson Crusoe know it was Friday? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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confabulate

PRONUNCIATION: (kuhn-FAB-yuh-layt)

MEANING: verb intr.:
1. To talk informally.
2. To replace fact with fantasy to fill in gaps in memory.

ETYMOLOGY:
From confabulari (to talk together), from con- (with) + fabulari (to talk), from fabula (tale). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bha- (to speak) that is also the source of fable, phone, fame, boon, and infant. Earliest documented use: 1604.
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#211815 - 07/19/13 10:42 PM Re: How did Robinson Crusoe know it was Friday? [Re: jenny jenny]
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MONFABULATE - to tell stories with a Caribbean accent

CONTABULATE - to count the "no" votes

CONFIBULATE - what you have to do when you can't remember a word, but it's just on the tibia tongue...

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#211840 - 07/22/13 02:13 PM Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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olid

PRONUNCIATION: (O-lid)
MEANING: adjective: Foul-smelling.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin olere (to smell) which also gave us an opposite of today's word: redolent. Earliest documented use: 1680.
USAGE:
"Ducks' blood smells no less olid than pig's blood."
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SOLID -
1) old ma: without pretence, as in "a solid beating"
2) hippie son: as in "solid jackson" meaning right-on

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OVID - a Roman writer, noted for his poetry about eggs

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#211843 - 07/23/13 07:11 AM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SOOK

PRONUNCIATION:
(rhymes with book)

MEANING:
noun: A timid or coward person; a crybaby.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably from English dialect suck. Earliest documented use: 1933.


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SOONK - how the shlightly inebriated barfly described the fate of the Titanic

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#211844 - 07/23/13 09:17 AM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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O -> C

SOCK

1) old ma: as in "dern it, I gotta darn some damn socks"
2) hippie son : as in "sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, let the good times roll"

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#211847 - 07/23/13 12:05 PM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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#211869 - 07/24/13 09:19 PM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: LukeJavan8]
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ZYMIC
PRONUNCIATION:
(ZAI-mik)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to fermentation.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek zym- (ferment). Earliest documented use: 1817.

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ZYMIX - an olio of yeasts

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#211871 - 07/24/13 11:12 PM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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GYMIC
1) old ma: the smell of gym clothes that need to be washed
2)hippie son: someone who goes to the gym just to pick up chicks

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#211877 - 07/25/13 11:39 AM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: jenny jenny]
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meed
PRONUNCIATION: (meed)
MEANING:
noun: Reward; recompense; wage.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English med. Earliest documented use: before 900.
m --> w
WEED
1) old ma: something to rid
2) hippie son: something to get

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#211880 - 07/25/13 09:00 PM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: LukeJavan8]
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MEEDE - a Generel in the Civil War

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#211885 - 07/26/13 11:24 AM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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pica

PRONUNCIATION:(PY-kuh)
MEANING: noun:
1. A tendency or craving for eating substances other than normal food (such as clay, chalk, and dirt), common during childhood or pregnancy.
2. In printing, a unit of type size, equal to about 1/6 of an inch.
3. A type size for typewriters, having ten characters to the inch.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Latin pica (magpie, craving), from a magpie's indiscriminate feeding. Earliest documented use: 1563.
For 2, 3: Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from a book or church rules. Earliest documented use: 1588.
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1) old ma: a tool for digging dirt to eat
2) hippie son: a nice photo to look at while he eats

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#211886 - 07/26/13 09:47 PM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: jenny jenny]
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POKA - a gambling game with cards and chips, in Boston

SPICA - the grim look on the orthopedic surgeon as he puts you in a cast from the hips down...

APICA - infant's word for a small orange-ish stoned fruit with fuzzy skin

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#211917 - 07/29/13 10:38 PM MONDAY ASPICES [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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auspices
PRONUNCIATION: (AW-spi-seez)
MEANING:
noun:
1. Patronage, support, or sponsorship.
2. A favorable sign.
ETYMOLOGY:
Plural of auspice, from Latin auspicium (divination from flight of birds), from auspex (bird watcher), from avis (bird) + specere (to look at). Ultimately from the Indo-European root awi- (bird), which is also the source of avian, ostrich, osprey, oval, ovum, ovary, egg, and caviar. Earliest documented use: 1611.
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AUSPICKS - divinations by patterns of bird flights as to predicting the winners of horse races.

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#211918 - 07/29/13 10:45 PM Monday, Monday... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AUSPICES
auspices

PRONUNCIATION:
(AW-spi-seez)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Patronage, support, or sponsorship.
2. A favorable sign.



SUSPICES - What the McCormick salesman with a stutter sells. (See related
ANU-SPICES - tasteful condiments occasionally served up on this Board...)

AUSPISCES - a little-known Zodiacal constellation in the skies of the Southern hemisphere


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#211924 - 07/30/13 07:18 AM Re: Monday, Monday... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PAPARAZZI

PRONUNCIATION:
(pah-puh-RAT-see)

MEANING:
noun: Photographers who follow famous people to take their pictures for publication.

ETYMOLOGY:
Plural of paparazzo, from the name of a photographer in Federico Fellini's 1959 film La Dolce Vita. Fellini got the name via scriptwriter Ennio Flaiano who picked it from the 1901 travel book By the Ionian Sea. The book mentions a hotel owner named Coriolano Paparazzo. Fellini claimed at another time that the name Paparazzo suggested to him "a buzzing insect, hovering, darting, stinging". Earliest documented use: 1961.




PAMPARAZZI - mounted photographers of the Argentine plains

PAUPARAZZI - very poor photographers

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#211925 - 07/30/13 07:52 AM Monday. becomes Tuesday automatically. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PAPARJAZZI - out-of-work hip musicians who chase photographers
hoping to get their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone.

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#211926 - 07/30/13 12:01 PM hipstones [Re: jenny jenny]
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laugh

Just guessing what might be coming later in the week: Scissors? Spaghetti? Trousers/Pants/Knickers/Shorts? even Bloomers? Random thought: Is the noun "underwear" singular or plural?

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#211931 - 07/30/13 11:51 PM Re: hipstones [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Good questions but taboo.

How many panties is/are a pair of panties, one, two, or four?

Meanwhile a slip is just a slip. smile

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#211934 - 07/31/13 12:44 AM Are jock straps singular or triangular? Or pink? [Re: jenny jenny]
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cognoscenti

PRONUNCIATION: (kon-yuh-SHEN-tee, kog-nuh-)
MEANING:
noun: Those with informed appreciation of a particular topic, such as fine arts or literature.

ETYMOLOGY:
Plural of obsolete Italian cognoscente, from conoscere (to know). Modern Italian form of the word, conoscente, means acquaintance -- you want to use the word intenditore or conoscitore if you mean cognoscente. Earliest documented use: 1777.
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COGNOSCENTIC noun - a intenditore: a singular of cogonoscenti

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#211938 - 07/31/13 07:06 AM Amaizing ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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CORNOSCENTI - the aroma of Italian popcorn

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#211941 - 07/31/13 10:28 AM swansong - NOT [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CYGNOSCENTI = the smell of a newly hatched swan


( Afterthought: What's the singular of hoi polloi ? )

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#211960 - 08/01/13 10:02 AM tempura [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MORES

PRONUNCIATION:
(MOHR-ayz)


MEANING:
noun: Customs and conventions of a social group.


ETYMOLOGY:
Plural of Latin mos (custom). Earliest documented use: 1898.



MOREST - superlative form of "some"

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#211962 - 08/01/13 10:58 AM Re: tempura [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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'ORES noun : Customs and conventions of a social group

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#211975 - 08/02/13 12:40 PM Happy Friday is antipodal to Blue Monday [Re: jenny jenny]
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antipodes

PRONUNCIATION:
(an-TIP-uh-deez)
MEANING:
noun:
1. Two places situated on the diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
2. The exact opposite of someone or something.
3. Australia and New Zealand.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via Latin from Greek antipodes (literally, those having the feet opposite, i.e. having feet on opposite sides of the earth), plural of antipous, from anti- (opposite) + pous (foot). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ped- (foot) which gave us peccadillo (alluding to a stumble or fall), pedal, impeccable, podium, octopus, and impeach. Earliest documented use: 1398.
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ANTIODES - a jar ode written by Wallace Stevens and a urn ode written by Keats.



Edited by jenny jenny (08/02/13 12:43 PM)

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#211978 - 08/02/13 02:28 PM Re: Happy Friday is antipodal to Blue Monday [Re: jenny jenny]
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XANTIPODES - Socrates' wife has large feet.


What intrigues me is the pluralization rule that makes -pous into -podes. Know any other examples that crept into English? Anybody?

Edit: (My feet of clay are showing. I didn't know what you meant by jar/stevens and urn/keats, so I looked them up. Now I do. Nice!)


Edited by wofahulicodoc (08/02/13 02:35 PM)

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#211989 - 08/03/13 10:02 AM I never thought of that ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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...the pluralization rule that makes -pous into -podes. Know any other examples that crept into English?


Answer (found by Onelooking "*podes") : Octopus --> octopodes. Also Platypus.

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#212006 - 08/05/13 10:03 AM Re: I never thought of that ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Ponzi scheme

PRONUNCIATION: (PON-zee skeem)
MEANING: noun: An investment swindle in which high profits are promised from fictitious sources and early investors are paid off with funds raised from later ones.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Charles Ponzi (1882-1949), a speculator who organized such a scheme during 1919-1920. He was neither the first nor the last person to float this or a similar scheme, just someone who did it on a massive scale. See the list of Ponzi schemes in history. Earliest documented use: 1920.
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FONZI SCHEME- in Episode XXV the Fonz charges $50 to set-up a date to the Prom with Betty the head cheerleader.
On Prom night 50 hot-blooded boys show up at Betty's house.
Those were not Happy Days.

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#212009 - 08/05/13 11:29 AM Re: I never thought of that ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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#212012 - 08/05/13 04:50 PM Re: I never thought of that ! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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PONTI SCHEME - We'll all get shares of this Italian movie producer's empire, see, and a piece of Sophia Loren besides, and resell some more shares to eager buyers, and...


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#212013 - 08/05/13 09:58 PM Guesses before the fact [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Who will it be ?

... a cheater, a traitor, a killer, a faker, and an infector.

...start with the US, then Norway, Scotland, Ukraine, and then back to the US.


Any ideas?

U S cheater = Ponzi of the Ponzi scheme
Norway traitor = QUISLING ?
Scotland killer = ?
Ukraine faker = ?
U S infector = TYPHOID MARY ?

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#212020 - 08/06/13 04:17 PM Re: Guesses before the fact [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Scotland: Black Bart?
Ukraine: Rasputin?

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#212023 - 08/06/13 05:39 PM Re: Guesses before the fact [Re: jenny jenny]
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We'll see!

QUISLING

PRONUNCIATION: (KWIZ-ling)

MEANING:
noun: A traitor, especially one who aids an invading enemy.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Major Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945), a Norwegian army officer who collaborated (1940-1945) with the German occupying forces during World War II and ruled Norway as head of the puppet government. He was shot for treason after the German defeat. Besides a noun, his name has become a verb as well. Earliest documented use: 1940.

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QUILLING - What Barquis is, according to David Copperfield

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#212024 - 08/06/13 06:31 PM Re: Guesses before the fact [Re: jenny jenny]
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Was Jack the Ripper Scottish?

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#212025 - 08/06/13 08:30 PM Re: Guesses before the fact [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Was Jack the Ripper Scottish?

Which one? Surely one of the many Jack-the-Rippers was Scottish.
But just as surely Anu would not stoop to such a streach.

No --and you may call me surely --Black Bart was the murdering Scot.

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#212026 - 08/06/13 10:31 PM Re: Guesses before the fact [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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QUITSLING brit. slang : to stop slinging about fighting words and begin the traditional bitchslap.


Edited by jenny jenny (08/07/13 04:08 PM)
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#212028 - 08/07/13 07:12 AM Shakespeare wins again... [Re: jenny jenny]
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...more things on heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in our phiosophies, and all that.

BURKE

PRONUNCIATION:
(buhrk)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To murder by suffocation.
2. To silence or suppress.
3. To avoid or bypass.

ETYMOLOGY:
After William Burke (1792-1829), who killed people to sell their bodies for dissection. His preferred method was smothering so as to leave the body unmarked and suitable for dissection. He was captured, hanged, and on the judge's orders, his body was publicly dissected. Earliest documented use: 1829.

USAGE:
"When Logeto came in, the killer burked him. Logeto never made a sound."
William Diehl; Hooligans; Villard Books; 1984.

(Who'd'a thunk it !)


BUBKE - a rich yeast bread made with raisins and cinnamon; mostly afflicts Ashkenaze Jews, and others of eastern and middle European extraction


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#212031 - 08/07/13 09:44 AM Will wins again... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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B cut to L
LURKE - what Burke did while shopping for parts.

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#212059 - 08/08/13 08:42 PM Re: Will wins again... [Re: jenny jenny]
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POTEMKIN VILLAGE

PRONUNCIATION:
(po-TEM-kin VIL-ij)

MEANING:
noun: An impressive showy facade designed to mask undesirable facts.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Prince Grigory Potemkin, who erected cardboard villages to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Ukraine and Crimea in 1787. Earliest documented use: 1904.


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POTEMKIN PILLAGE - what happens before the creation of the false front

POSTEMKIN VILLAGE - after the truth comes out

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#212066 - 08/09/13 01:20 AM Re: Will wins again... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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POKEMIN VILLAGE - a village where the pokemen are those who are poked.

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#212071 - 08/09/13 11:15 AM Re: Will wins again... [Re: jenny jenny]
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Typhoid Mary
PRONUNCIATION:
(TY-foid MAIR-ee)
MEANING:
noun: A person from whom a disease or something undesirable spreads.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Mary Mallon (1869-1938), a cook in New York, who was a healthy carrier (contagious but showing no symptoms) of typhoid. She died of pneumonia. Read/watch more about her on PBS Nova. Earliest documented use: 1909.
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TYPOID MARY - a secretary in New York who Had an id-seated mental disorder that proHibited Her from typing the letter H.

[Her fatHer's name was Hank and Her motHer's name was Hazel ]



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#212075 - 08/09/13 09:51 PM not just for the rich and overweight [Re: jenny jenny]
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TOPHOID MARY - she had such bad tophi that just looking at the disfiguring lesions on her hands would give you your own case of gout !

(I won't post any pictures, but if you google "tophaceous gout" you'll see more ugly pictures than you ever wanted...)

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#212111 - 08/12/13 02:38 PM Making Up Words for Made Up Words [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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snowbroth

PRONUNCIATION:
(SNO-broth)

MEANING:
noun: Melted snow.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English snaw (snow) + broth (broth). Earliest documented use: 1600.

USAGE:
"Snowballs and snowmen and snowbroth boiled on our tinny fires on the beach."
Christopher Rush; On the Beach
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SNOWTROTH -a solemn Winter promice of fidelity that evaporates with the coming of Spring

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#212115 - 08/12/13 10:31 PM everybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it [Re: jenny jenny]
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'SNEWBROTH? - two dudes greeting in the Hood

SLOWBROTH - soup made in a crock-pot

SNOWBRITH- ritual circumcision at the North Pole
(Come to think of it, how do you count eight days when the Sun never sets?!)

SNOWBOTH - a mutual deception society

SNOTBROTH - I don't want even to think about that one!

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#212124 - 08/13/13 07:23 AM a day at the Sorbonne [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ANATOPISM

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-NAT-uh-piz-ehm)

MEANING:
noun: The error of placing something out of its proper place; also something placed erroneously.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek ana- (against) + topos (place). Anatopism is to place what anachronism is to time. Earliest documented use: 1812.

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ANATOLISM - Francophilia

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#212133 - 08/13/13 05:18 PM It ain't easy [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ANATOPRISM - an inability to look through the top of optical prism and see the bent light

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#212142 - 08/14/13 08:44 AM Re: It ain't easy [Re: jenny jenny]
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quaternary

PRONUNCIATION:
(KWOT-uhr-ner-ee, kwuh-TUHR-nuh-ree)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Of the fourth order.
2. Consisting of or arranged in fours.
noun:
1. A group of four.
2. The number four.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin quattuor (four). Earliest documented use: 1450.
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QUAETENARY (noun) southern us

PRONUCIATION: qwart TER nare EE
MEANING: a ner-do-well who has never had nare a quarter.

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QUITERNARY - Never say die !

EQUATERNARY - I'll say it again, the Earth is FLAT !!

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#212161 - 08/15/13 06:57 AM Re: It ain't easy [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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QUITERNARY - Never say die !

EQUATERNARY - I'll say it again, the Earth is FLAT !!

__________________ laugh laugh __________ funny X two, Wolf

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#212163 - 08/15/13 11:51 AM ELFLOCK [Re: jenny jenny]
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elflock
PRONUNCIATION: (ELF-lok)
MEANING:
noun: A tangled lock of hair.
ETYMOLOGY:
An elflock is a mass of hair supposedly tangled by elves, as a mother might explain to her daughter while untangling her snarled locks after a slumber. From Old English aelf. Ultimately from the Indo-European root albho- (white), which is also the source of oaf, albino, album, albumen, and albedo. Earliest documented use: 1596.
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SELFLOCK - dreadlocks self-imposed

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#212166 - 08/15/13 06:41 PM Re: ELFLOCK [Re: jenny jenny]
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EFFLOCK - can't find my @#$%^! keys !!

ELFLICK - counterpart of a chickflick, in Madrid

ELMLOCK - an unfortunate hybrid tree, hardly seen any more: afflicted by both Woolly Adelgid and Dutch Elm Disease

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#212173 - 08/16/13 11:20 AM Re: ELFLOCK [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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allochthonous

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-LOK-thuh-nuhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Originating in a region other than where it is found.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek from allos (other) + chthon (earth, land). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chamomile, exhume, inhume, chthonic, disinter, chameleonic, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1888.
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CALLOCHTHONOUS - of a mean and callous land

USAGE: A good nation may cause evil to other nations not only by its actions but by its inaction, and in either case it is justly accountable to the callochthonous nation for the injury.
___________________________________ Not John Stuart Mill


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#212175 - 08/16/13 02:50 PM Psalm say... [Re: jenny jenny]
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ALTOCHTHONOUS -- The Voice of the Turtle, heard in our Land, is female and low-pitched.

A Solomonic declaration, indeed.

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#212180 - 08/16/13 05:54 PM Re: Psalm say... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Surprised no one took

ELFLUCK

the old pot'o gold at the end of the rainbow.
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#212205 - 08/19/13 05:10 PM Don't it make my brown beard... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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...blue!

BLUEBEARD

PRONUNCIATION: (BLOO-beerd)


MEANING: n, A man who marries and kills one wife after another.

ETYMOLOGY: After Bluebeard, nickname of Raoul, the blue-bearded main character in a fairy tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703). In the story, Bluebeard's wife finds the bodies of his previous wives in a room she was forbidden to enter. The feminine equivalent of the word could be black widow. Earliest documented use: 1795.

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BLURBEARD - Five-o'clock shadow

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#212207 - 08/19/13 06:26 PM Re: Don't it make my brown beard... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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-minus D -

BLUEBEAR - in winter what fuzzy-wuzzy was 'cause he wasn't fuzzy.

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#212208 - 08/19/13 06:45 PM Re: Don't it make my brown beard... [Re: jenny jenny]
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laugh

(although "BEAR" would probably have gotten the point across too)

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#212210 - 08/19/13 10:51 PM Re: Don't it make my brown beard... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A few weeks ago we saw baddies from the real world, and now it's time to visit the rogues' gallery from fiction. This week we'll see
a killer, BLUEBEARD
a maimer, ?
a seducer, Don Juan
a petrifier, ?
an evil scientist. Frankenstein

Fill it out, Wolf! smile

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#212214 - 08/20/13 06:56 AM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]
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a killer, BLUEBEARD - sure

a maimer,-- Oedipus ? {"Pluck out his eyes! Apologiize!") Did someone torture people on the rack and tear their limbs out ?? a Knight of Ni ??? I give up !

a seducer, Don Juan - sure

a petrifier, ? - the Gorgon MEDUSA

an evil scientist. Frankenstein - sure

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#212218 - 08/20/13 05:25 PM Bad People [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Procrustes

PRONUNCIATION: (pro-KRUS-teez)

MEANING:
noun: A person imposing conformity without concern for individuality.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Procrustes, a giant in Greek mythology, who stretched or cut his victims to make them fit his bed. He was killed by Theseus. From Greek Procroustes (stretcher). The word is more often used in its adjective form procrustean. Earliest documented use: 1581.
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ROCRUSTES - small iron rocks

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#212219 - 08/20/13 06:47 PM Re: Bad People [Re: jenny jenny]
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PROCRUSHES - generic wrestling hold

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#212225 - 08/21/13 07:03 AM Mind-Reading game [Re: jenny jenny]
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a seducer, DON JUAN

I suppose it could be CASANOVA, too.

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#212226 - 08/21/13 10:28 AM Re: Mind-Reading game [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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In that case, Wolf, Guru Anu is more devious than we suspect.

It so happens that I knew Casanova (not in the biblical sense) and believe me, Casanova was not fictional, although some of his exploits certainly were. smile

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#212227 - 08/21/13 12:24 PM Thrust home! [Re: jenny jenny]
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Ah. I forgot this was Fiction week !


SIREN

PRONUNCIATION: (SY-ruhn)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A beautiful and seductive woman, especially one leading others into disaster.
2. Something attractive that is potentially disastrous.
3. A device that makes loud sounds, used for warning signals.
[What a great spot this would have been to introduce the word "ululating" !]

ETYMOLOGY:
After Siren, one of a group of sea nymphs, whose enchanting singing lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks around their island. Also see femme fatale. Earliest documented use: 1340.

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SIRENO - the male counterpart, though inclined to be nosy. A great sword-fighter, too. See Roxanne for references.

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#212228 - 08/21/13 12:36 PM Re: Thrust home! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Hoist by my own petard, again! According to Wikip.,
Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life that follows the broad outlines of it.

Cyrano was as real - and as fictionalized - as was Casanova !

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#212230 - 08/21/13 01:23 PM Re: Thrust home! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Eek, eek!
My brain reels. Reality melts away.
You and Anu conspire to keep me wrong.
Please excuse me while I go plot. eek

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#212231 - 08/21/13 01:45 PM (as I end the refrain) [Re: jenny jenny]
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You're not wrong; you were right. I was the one wrong.
Twice, even!

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#212233 - 08/21/13 04:43 PM SIREN [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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siren
PRO