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#213232 - 11/14/13 09:38 PM Gettin' nowhere fast [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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NULLIGAN - took another swing, thank you, and missed the ball completely this time too.

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#213242 - 11/15/13 10:25 PM While they mull call the police [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MULLIGANG - an Irish street gang notorious for meeting at a local pub and mulling over plans to blow up parliament. At closing time they all go home to sober up to drink and mull and plot again tomorrow.

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#213243 - 11/15/13 10:55 PM Last but not least [Re: jenny jenny]
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RUBE

PRONUNCIATION: (roob)

MEANING: noun: An unsophisticated person from a rural area.

ETYMOLOGY: Shortened form of name Reuben. Earliest documented use: 1891. Also see "hey rube."


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RUHE - original name of "All's Quiet on the Western Front" (prior to translation)

(Actually, the name was "Im Westen Nichts Neues." Nice try, doc, but not even close)

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#213245 - 11/16/13 12:40 AM Re: Last but not least [Re: jenny jenny]
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RUWE. A brand of pencil. Made by Ruwe pencil co., past CEO named Ruwe Halsey, who was grandson of Admiral Halsey of US Pacific fleet in WW II.

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#213249 - 11/16/13 09:43 AM Least but hopefully not last [Re: Pfred]
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RUNE - a letter of the mystical German alphabet used in Scandinavia until the Middle Ages. As in:

Keeping time, time, time
In a sort of Runic rhyme
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells
__________________________________ Poe

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#213267 - 11/18/13 01:36 AM The early bird has more options [Re: jenny jenny]
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lotus-eater

PRONUNCIATION:(LO-tuhs-ee-tuhr)
MEANING:
noun: A person who indulges in idle daydreaming or leads a life of luxurious ease, instead of dealing with practical matters.
ETYMOLOGY:
From the lotus-eaters, people in Homer's Odyssey, who ate the lotus fruit that supposedly induced a dreamy forgetfulness. Earliest documented use: 1832.
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LOCUS-EATERS - are hungry and avid readers of R A Lafferty's eclectic writings that Locus SF Magazine (the copyright owners of all of Lafferty's many books) has greedily witheld publication for three years in order to assuage an already eager market.
Since R A Lafferty was and is the most important writer of the 20th Century this is a most reprehensible act.
A spokeman for Locus has said that they will begin releasing Lafferty's short stories this month.

We shall see. mad



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#213279 - 11/18/13 09:40 PM East is East and West is West [Re: jenny jenny]
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LOTUS-HATER -- if I have to go to one more Yoga class I'm going to SCREAM !!!
(contrast LOTUS-SEATER)

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#213291 - 11/19/13 09:51 PM Life's a holiday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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primrose path

PRONUNCIATION:(PRIM-rohz PATH)
MEANING:
noun:
1. An easy life, especially devoted to sensual pleasure.
2. A path of least resistance, especially one that ends in disaster.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin prima rosa (first rose). Earliest documented use: 1604.
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PRIMROSE MATH- the new math which is easier than the old math because the correct answer is the average of all the students answers.

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#213295 - 11/20/13 11:56 AM Life's a holiday. Have a drink. [Re: jenny jenny]
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lily-livered

PRONUNCIATION:(LIL-ee-LIV-uhrd)
MEANING:
adjective: Cowardly or timid. ETYMOLOGY:
In earlier times, the liver was considered to be the seat of courage. Hence, lacking blood, a white liver, indicated lack of courage. Earliest documented use: 1616.
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LILY-SLIVERED - a chief ingredient of the Choctaw Black Drink usually given as; a sliver of a lily freshly cut, the left eye of the false slink, the venom of three mudsnakes extracted when angry, a pinch of the poison nightshade plant finely powered.
To drink the Black Drink was said to restore courage.

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#213302 - 11/21/13 01:44 AM Life's a holiday. Buy me a drink sub rosa, [Re: jenny jenny]
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sub rosa

PRONUNCIATION:(sub RO-zuh)
MEANING:
adverb: Secretly, privately, or confidentially.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sub (under) rosa (rose). Earliest documented use: 1654. The English term "under the rose" is also used to refer to something in secret.
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SUB PROSA - obtuse legalese used by lawyers to befuddle thier clients into believing that they know mumbo jumbo words that are magic.


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