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#214164 - 02/09/14 04:05 PM right on schedule [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CANKER

PRONUNCIATION: (KANG-kuhr)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A source of corruption or decay.
2. Ulcerous sores in the mouth; also any of various diseases affecting animals and plants.
verb tr., intr.: 1. To corrupt or to become corrupted.
2. To infect with or be infected with canker.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English cancer (crab, tumor). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kar-/ker- (hard), which also gave us standard, cancer, and hard. Earliest documented use: 1384.

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CANYER - an Australian request, as in "Canyer bring me a beer ?


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#214166 - 02/09/14 04:53 PM Re: right on schedule [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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YANKER
(1)the guy who pulls the pitcher when the pitcher can't pitch.
(2) a Yanker Diddlely Dandy.

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#214167 - 02/09/14 05:10 PM a blast from the past [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
... I don't recall seeing an AWAD entry on the weekend in a dog's age, if ever...

(...or at least not since the second week in October, 2000. YCLIU.)

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#214168 - 02/09/14 05:35 PM - - - - [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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wanker




Brit slang
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#214174 - 02/10/14 09:17 AM Re: - - - - [Re: LukeJavan8]
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GROK

PRONUNCIATION: (grok)

MEANING: verb tr.: To understand deeply and intuitively.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land. Earliest documented use: 1961.

NOTES: In Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein describes grok as a Martian word meaning "to drink". That's the literal meaning, however, figuratively it means to understand something in a profound way. To grok something is to be one with it in a way that the observer and the observed become merged.
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GWOK - to dwink in, to understand deeply and intuitively, provided you are Martian with a lisp

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#214178 - 02/10/14 01:57 PM THE PEOPLE AT MICROSOLF ARE NOT PEOPLE [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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GROKE (grok-ee ) - one who groks his in-group's self-serving mantra and so loses all connection with objective reality.



Edited by jenny jenny (02/10/14 02:15 PM)

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#214179 - 02/11/14 04:21 PM Where's Waldo ? [Re: jenny jenny]
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WALDO

PRONUNCIATION: (WAL-doh)

MEANING: noun: A device for manipulating objects by remote control, for example, a remotely-operated arm.

ETYMOLOGY: After Waldo F. Jones, an inventor in a science-fiction story by Robert A. Heinlein. Earliest documented use: 1942.

NOTES: Modern applications of waldo as a remote manipulator are in surgery, space, and in working in hazardous conditions, such as those involving radiation.

(That's two-for-two for Heinlein...)

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WARDO - unconscionable profits made by the munitions industry during a conflict

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#214180 - 02/11/14 06:55 PM Just a guess [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I wonder if he'll invoke ROBOT - from Karel Capek's play (in Checkoslovakian) R.U.R, which stands for "Rossum's Universal Robots." It's where Isaac Asimov got the word. Certainly it fits the description!

from TheFreeDictionary.com: robot itself comes from Czech robota,..."servitude, forced labor," from rab, "slave..."

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#214184 - 02/12/14 06:46 PM Go see a WALDO in Walmart [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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WALDOC - a non-intrusive examination robot to be set up in all Walmart stores designed to compete with the Doc-in-a-Box market with the base rate set at $9.98 per visit. Organ transplants are slightly higher.

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#214186 - 02/12/14 10:20 PM My cubicle is my TARDIS [Re: jenny jenny]
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tardis
PRONUNCIATION: (TAR-dis)
MEANING:
1. A time machine.
2. Something that is much bigger than it appears from the outside.
ETYMOLOGY:
From TARDIS, a time machine in the British science-fiction TV series, Doctor Who. Earliest documented use: 1969.
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TZARDIS - even if the Czar is small best not dis him... he is BIG.


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