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#212697 - 10/03/13 09:54 AM Re: Hi ! Re: Lo! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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D > F
FUDGEON - a curmudgeon who fudges. Often preceded by the companion word "nut" as in "nutfudgeon".

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#212708 - 10/03/13 08:37 PM No, not "canoodle" [Re: jenny jenny]
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CABOODLE

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-BOOD-uhl)

MEANING:
noun: The lot, collection, or crowd.

NOTES:
The word is mostly seen in the expression "kit and caboodle" meaning "the whole lot".

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps from boodle (money, goods, people), from Dutch boedel (property). Earliest documented use: 1848.


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CABYODLE - how the Geneva Hilton Hotel doorman summons a taxi

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#212710 - 10/03/13 09:46 PM Re: No, not "canoodle" [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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Can it, Wolfa, you ruined my best def. smile
add > D
CABDOODLE - doodles you draw while waiting for a cab summoned forth by a Geneva Hotel doorman's yodel.

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#212725 - 10/04/13 10:02 PM coming up short [Re: jenny jenny]
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SHRIFT

PRONUNCIATION:
(shrift)

MEANING:
noun: Confession to a priest. Also, penance and absolution that follow confession.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English scrift (confession, penance), from scrifan (to shrive: to impose penance). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skribh- (to cut, separate, or sift) that has resulted in other terms, such as manuscript, scribe, subscribe, scripture, scribble, and describe. Earliest documented use: 897.

NOTES:
The term nowadays is mostly seen in the form "to get short shrift" meaning to receive little consideration or a curt treatment. Originally, short shrift was what condemned criminals received: brief time granted to them for confession and absolution before execution.

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SHRIF - charged with upholding the law in very small, laconic towns. USAGE: "The shrif cot thm tu catl rsslrs, dinnee?"

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#212726 - 10/05/13 12:08 AM You left me little, doc, so evoked science. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ASHRIFT geology :
A volcanic rift at the point of separation between two diverging continents i.e. volcanic ash fell back into the rift and filled it.
(see: Great Rift of Africa).

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#212728 - 10/05/13 07:01 AM Re: You left me little, doc, so evoked science. [Re: jenny jenny]
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SHWIFT: A really shwell shatirisht and priesht.

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#212744 - 10/07/13 11:18 AM Monday's Word: Fur [Re: Tromboniator]
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furfuraceous

PRONUNCIATION:
(fuhr-fyuh-RAY-shus)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Covered with dandruff.
2. Flaky.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin furfur (bran, flake). Earliest documented use: 1650.
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F > N
FURFUNACEOUS - being flaky but for fun. example:
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical.
______________________________Niels Bohr, physicist (1885-1962)

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#212745 - 10/07/13 12:43 PM Re: Monday's Word: Fur [Re: jenny jenny]
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PURFURACEOUS - My cat says happily that she's going to make a lot of holes in that

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#212748 - 10/07/13 06:44 PM so THAT's the reaon it's been tickling my brain... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Aha! Took a while to percolate to the surface. Did you know there is a benign skin lesion called "tinea versicolor" caused by the organism "Malassezia furfur"? Doesn't do much but make the skin give off little flakes. (Also absorbs ultraviolet light, so the affected part of the skin doesn't tan like the rest of it...)

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#212749 - 10/07/13 07:14 PM [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Loc: Alaska
furfurageous: wa-a-a-ay too much mink.

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