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#210078 - 03/21/13 11:12 AM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]
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wishcursive when a teacher wishes handwriting were still
taught to today's button-pushing students.


miscursive what we will have when no one will be able
to sign their own names any longer: and then will have to
have barcodes on their wrists for identification purposes.
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#210079 - 03/21/13 04:53 PM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]
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DISBURSITIVE - pertaining to the duties of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. (Sounds like a word Pooh-Bah would have used, if it existed, dunnit?)

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#210080 - 03/21/13 04:58 PM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]
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or

DISCUSSIVE -- the language of most rappers

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#210081 - 03/21/13 05:00 PM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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pisscupsive
when you get shy bladder and the nurse/probation officer is
waiting.
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#210086 - 03/22/13 11:30 AM Friday's Word [Re: LukeJavan8]
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impregnable

PRONUNCIATION:(im-PREG-nuh-buhl)
MEANING:adjective:
1. Incapable of being taken by force; strong enough to withstand attack.
2. Capable of being impregnated.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Old French imprenable, from in- (not) + prenable (vulnerable to capture), from prendre (to take, seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize, take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, pregnant, osprey, prison, and get. Earliest documented use: 1430.
For 2: From Latin impraegnaere (to fertilize, impregnate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gen- (to give birth), which also gave birth to words such as generate, engine, indigenous, and germ.
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impegnable - to be capable of being pegged or not.

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#210087 - 03/22/13 11:57 AM Re: Friday's Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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Impregnot - false positive
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#210111 - 03/25/13 02:13 PM Monday's Word [Re: LukeJavan8]
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psychological moment
PRONUNCIATION:(sy-kuh-LOJ-i-kuhl MOH-muhnt)
MEANING:
noun: The most appropriate time for achieving a desired result; the critical moment.
ETYMOLOGY:
Loan translation of French moment psychologique (psychological moment), which itself is a mistaken loan translation of German das psychologische Moment (psychological element or factor) taken as der psychologische Moment (the psychological moment of time). The word came to French during the German Siege of Paris in 1870. Earliest documented use: 1871.
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psychological mement- a pop culture fad word that goes viral. EX: viral

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#210114 - 03/25/13 11:46 PM Re: Monday's Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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psychological moment - an example of psychobabble: meaingless, overblown, self-consciously pompous and needlessly complex, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing. Don't like the phrase to begin with. So there.

psychological foment - stir up trouble by pushing people's buttons...

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#210117 - 03/26/13 11:41 AM Re: Monday's Word [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Psychological cement

clueless
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#210121 - 03/26/13 05:59 PM Tuesday's foment. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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running dog

PRONUNCIATION: (RUN-ing dog)

MEANING:noun: A servile follower; lackey.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Chinese zougou, from zou (running) + gou (dog), apparently as an allusion to a dog running to follow his or her master's commands. This term was employed in Chinese Communist terminology to refer to someone who was considered subservient to counter-revolutionary interest. Earliest documented use: 1925.
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RUNNING JOG- a slow run, a fast jog.

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