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#213726 - 12/25/13 07:16 PM Re: SNAFU [Re: LukeJavan8]
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ILKSOP- a set of human beings who follow standard operating procedures of being alive and never ask why.

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#213730 - 12/26/13 01:28 AM Re: SNAFU [Re: jenny jenny]
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hayseed

PRONUNCIATION: (HAY-seed)
MEANING:
noun: An unsophisticated person who comes from a rural area.
ETYMOLOGY:
Alluding to a person with straw in his clothes or smelling of hayseed and regarded as a country bumpkin. Earliest documented use: 1577.
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HAY-SPEED- in circa 1967 a one hit wonder named Mister Earl whom they often called "Speedo" was on the skids. His friends "The Drifters" wrote a question/response stage song with the refrain "Hey speed" to facilitate the re-invigoration of Speedo's fame.
The song is a wonderful hoot. I'll edit in a Youtube rendition if one exists.



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#213741 - 12/26/13 07:10 AM rube [Re: jenny jenny]
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HAYSEND

verb: moved quickly

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#213759 - 12/27/13 09:34 AM Gadabouting through the walls of modern life [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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gadabout

PRONUNCIATION: (GAD-uh-bout)
MEANING:
noun: One who roams around in search of amusement.
ETYMOLOGY:
From gad (to go around from one place to another aimlessly). Earliest documented use: 1817
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GAGABOUT - a fight between Mister Gaga and Lady Gaga for dominance.


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#213760 - 12/27/13 01:01 PM How about that ! [Re: jenny jenny]
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GIGABOUT: 2^30, which is 1,073,741,824, or about one billion

(the way a Meg is 2^20, which is 1,048,576, or about a million,
and a K is 2^10, which is 1,024, or about a thousand)


Edit: Oops, that's two changes. One too many. Let's try this one:

GADABOOT: to kick your prodigal son out of the house once and for all

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#213777 - 12/30/13 07:02 AM (expletive deleted) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BLEB

PRONUNCIATION: (bleb)

MEANING: noun: 1. A small blister or swelling. 2. A bubble.

ETYMOLOGY: Perhaps alteration of blob. Earliest documented use: 1607.

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BLEEB - censorship on the British Broadcasting Corporation

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#213780 - 12/30/13 10:46 AM Re: (expletive completed) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BLUB - Moby Dick's bubba who was much too fat to excape the harpoons of Ahab but yet in death he contributed tons of enlightment to mankind. Hense the term "light Blub".

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#213787 - 12/31/13 06:48 AM Re: (expletive completed) [Re: jenny jenny]
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jilt

PRONUNCIATION:

JILT

MEANING:
verb tr.: To end a relationship suddenly or callously.
noun: A person, especially a woman, who discards a lover.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin, perhaps from the name Gillian (or Jillian/Jill). Earliest documented use: 1660.


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JULT - 14-year-old sweetheart of Romo, whose family was having a feud with hers

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#213788 - 12/31/13 10:01 AM Re: (expletive sublimated) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TILT - Wilt Chamberlan's younger bro. He was a better shooter than Wilt but his left foot was shorter than his right foot so he couldn't run, instead he skipped.

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#213798 - 01/01/14 11:46 AM Re: (expletive sublimated) [Re: jenny jenny]
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pi

PRONUNCIATION:
(py)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A confused mixture, originally a jumble of printing types. Also spelled as pie.
2. The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.
3. A mathematical constant (approximately 3.14159), representing the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: Origin uncertain. Earliest documented use: 1659.
For 2, 3: From Greek pi/pei, of Semitic origin. Earliest documented use: 1425.

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PU - half a platter of American Chinese appetizers

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