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#209588 - 02/16/13 12:51 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
jenny jenny Offline
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with Anu Garg wraith
PRONUNCIATION:
(rayth)
MEANING:
noun:
1. A ghost.
2. An apparition of a person supposed to appear just before that person's death.
3. An insubstantial copy of something: shadow.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Scottish. Earliest documented use: 1513.
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Remove R

WAITH : a patient ghost.

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#209594 - 02/16/13 05:22 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
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Registered: 11/13/11
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Loc: Lancaster, UK
PRAITH - commendatiion from someone with a lisp.
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#209598 - 02/16/13 07:50 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Nary a BRAITHleft in him,so we must bury him.
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#209599 - 02/16/13 09:10 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]
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WRADITH - a small, round, sharp-tasting garden root vegetable, about an inch in diameter, red on the outside and white in the thenter.

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#209613 - 02/18/13 01:21 PM Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Anu's Word: spoonerism
PRONUNCIATION: (SPOO-nuh-riz-em)
MEANING: noun: The transposition of (usually) the initial sounds of words producing a humorous result. For example:
"It is now kisstomary to cuss the bride." (Spooner while officiating at a wedding)
"Is the bean dizzy?" (Spooner questioning the secretary of his dean)
ETYMOLOGY: After William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), clergyman and educator, who was prone to this. Earliest documented use: 1900.
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change N to K

SPOOKERISM: When a spooner-prone spook says "phoo" instead of "boo" and then wonders why no one is afraid.

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#209614 - 02/18/13 01:41 PM Re: Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: jenny jenny]
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SLOOTHERISM: The work of Sherlock Holmes and Watson.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (02/18/13 01:41 PM)
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#209615 - 02/18/13 02:37 PM Re: Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: LukeJavan8]
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SCHOONERISM - the tendency of some peopke to drink their sherry in overlarge glasses.
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#209617 - 02/18/13 03:24 PM Suiting the action to the word... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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...how could we pass up

SPOONERISM --> SNOOPERISM - surveillance gone wild !

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#209625 - 02/19/13 03:27 AM State of Mind [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 821
Loc: Alaska
SOONERISM: Belief in the existence of Oklahoma

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#209633 - 02/19/13 10:25 AM Re: State of Mind [Re: Tromboniator]
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with Anu Garg malapropism

PRONUNCIATION:(MAL-uh-prop-iz-ehm)
MEANING:
noun: The humorous misuse of a word by confusing it with a similar-sounding word.
For example, "pineapple of perfection" for "pinnacle of perfection".
ETYMOLOGY: After Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Richard Sheridan's play, The Rivals (1775), who confused words in this manner. Earliest documented use: 1830.
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R > T

MALAPTOPISM: a laptop manufactured by International Sewing Machine that belongs to your Ma.

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