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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]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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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]
jenny jenny Offline
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EXPANSIVE
add T
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]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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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]
jenny jenny Offline
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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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DROP
d
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]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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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]
jenny jenny Offline
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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]
jenny jenny Offline
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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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r > w

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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