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#209532 - 02/12/13 10:05 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]
jenny jenny Offline
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Today's word: knacker
PRONUNCIATION:
(NAK-uhr)
MEANING: noun: 1. A person who buys old, sick, or worn-out animals for slaughter.
2. A person who buys old buildings, ships, etc. to break them up for scrap.
verb tr.: To tire out.
ETYMOLOGY: Probably of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1574.
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Drop the useless K, add the curvy S.

SNACKER: a sneaky fat person

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#209533 - 02/12/13 10:08 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
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Loc: Vermont
knackers is also Brit-slang for testicles.
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#209547 - 02/12/13 01:57 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
jenny jenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
knackers is also Brit-slang for testicles.


Thanks Buffalo.

A --> O

KNOCKERS: American slang: boobs, a pair of

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#209550 - 02/12/13 06:15 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I suppose we can go next to

KNICKERS but not with my legs



https://www.google.com/search?q=knickerb...iw=1024&bih=653


Edited by LukeJavan8 (02/12/13 06:16 PM)
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#209563 - 02/14/13 01:08 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]
jenny jenny Offline
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Today's word: gnathic
PRONUNCIATION:
(NATH-ik)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the jaw.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek gnathos (jaw). Ultimately from the Indo-European root genu- (jawbone, chin), which is also the source of chin, prognathous , and Sanskrit hanu (jaw). Hanuman (literally, having a large jaw) is the name of a monkey god in the Hindu
pantheon. Earliest documented use: 1882.
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insert C

GNATCHIC: a gnat who is gnattily dressed.

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#209564 - 02/14/13 05:33 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
GNASHIC

Have the qualaity of being very annoying.
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#209565 - 02/14/13 09:28 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
jenny jenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
GNASHIC

Have the qualaity of being very annoying.


Inspirational, RC. Why couldn't I gnaw out a clever word like "gnashic"?
Oh well I am me and you are you...damnit. frown

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#209575 - 02/14/13 06:30 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Loc: Lancaster, UK
jj, I'm dead conventional - you're insperaitional: we make a great pair!
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#209578 - 02/14/13 11:30 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
jenny jenny Offline
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What a nice thought. Oh heck, I forgot...it's Valentine's Day.

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#209587 - 02/15/13 06:08 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
jenny jenny Offline
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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg: chthonic
PRONUNCIATION:
(THON-ik)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the underworld.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek chthon (earth). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chameleon, chamomile, inhume, exhume, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1882.
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Change C to E

EHTHONIC: an expression people use when told how to pronounce "chthonic". viz. Eh? thonic?



Edited by jenny jenny (02/15/13 06:24 PM)

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