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#212955 - 10/23/13 09:10 PM Out! Out all! Beware November next year! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ERECIDIVISM - united we stand IIII divided we fall //// mad

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#212956 - 10/23/13 11:05 PM All in vein [Re: jenny jenny]
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decidivism the firmly-held belief that the catheter will fall out of the arm.

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#212959 - 10/24/13 08:19 AM chow [Re: Tromboniator]
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MIEN

PRONUNCIATION: (meen)

MEANING: noun: Appearance, bearing, or demeanor.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably a shortened form of demean (to conduct oneself in a specified manner), influenced by French mine (appearance). Earliest documented use: 1522.

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#212963 - 10/24/13 11:56 AM Re: chow [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AMIEN - the close of a self-centered man's prayer

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#212964 - 10/24/13 11:56 AM Re: chow [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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RIEN "Nothing", en francais.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

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#212967 - 10/24/13 07:14 PM I didn't really mien it [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Now I know how you feel, J-J ! Luke, you took the words out of my mouth! I would have tried to be cutesier, a la
RIEN - "Don't be fooled by that fancy claim, in Paris it means nothing..."


Here's Plan B:
MICEN, pronounced meissen
1) German pottery
2) Steinbeck story about two men, one mentally challenged, exploring the theme Are You a Man or a Mouse? ["Of Micen Men"]


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#212969 - 10/24/13 11:30 PM Re: I didn't really mien it [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Yes you did Wofahaulic, you did, you did mien it and you miended it well.

Of "of micen men" : Only a mien man would punctuate Steinbeck's great novella.
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#212975 - 10/25/13 02:59 PM Oh boy, this one's a toughie! [Re: jenny jenny]
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AUTOCHTHONOUS

PRONUNCIATION:
(o-TOK-thuh-nuhs)


MEANING:
adjective:
1. Aboriginal; indigenous.
2. Formed or originating in the place where found.


ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek autochthon (of the land itself), from auto- (self) + chthon (earth, land). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chamomile, exhume, inhume, chthonic, disinter, chameleonic, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1804. The opposite of this term is allochthonous.

(Why does it look so familiar, even in this context?)


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#212976 - 10/25/13 03:17 PM Re: Oh boy, this one's a toughie! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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(Because of the Word for August 16, just nine weeks ago, that's why.)


AUTOCATHONOUS ("auto-cath-in-us") - technical name for when the car mechanic puts that little tube in your tailpipe to measure emissions, so you can get your inspection sticker

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#212979 - 10/25/13 07:55 PM Re: Oh boy, this one's a toughie! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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When the going gets tough...dazzle with bullspit and lie.
n > m
AUTOCATHOMOUS - The autothomus C. A. Thomous who was widely unknown for being the second man to invent the American automobile.

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