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#213386 - 11/27/13 10:18 PM Re: It takes one to know one [Re: LukeJavan8]
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laugh Now Luke, don't paint a generation with a paranoid brush least Charlie McCarthy accuse you of being a name-calling McCarthyite. smile

MCEARTHISM- an ad campaign so successful that all people on Earth stop cooking and begin eating every meal at McDonalds...mostly Happy Meals.

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#213392 - 11/28/13 11:20 AM Re: It takes one to know one [Re: jenny jenny]
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Talk about labels.....McDonalds?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
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#213393 - 11/28/13 07:02 PM Re: It takes one to know one [Re: LukeJavan8]
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RUBEGOLDBERG

PRONUNCIATION: (roob GOLD-buhrg)

MEANING: adjective: Absurdly complex or impractical.

ETYMOLOGY:
After cartoonist Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) who was known for his intricate drawings showing fantastically impractical contraptions to accomplish simple jobs. Earliest documented use: 1928.

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RUBYGOLDBERG - a broken-off chunk of glacier floating on the ocean that looks red or yellow depending on your angle of view

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#213395 - 11/28/13 08:39 PM It takes one to visualixe* one [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CUBE COLDBERG- an iceberg concocted by Dali

* Grrr this stupid laptop refuses to concoct a _ebra or a damn question mark. mad

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#213403 - 11/29/13 09:07 AM At what point does a Dirgable become a Blimp? [Re: jenny jenny]
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blimp

PRONUNCIATION: (blimp)
MEANING:
noun: A pompous reactionary with out-of-date views.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character created by David Low (1891-1963). Blimp was a satirical look at the self-important and ultra-nationalistic attitudes of officials in the British army and government. Earliest documented use: 1934.
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LLIMP - a llama with a llimp.



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#213404 - 11/29/13 10:31 AM Re: At what point does a Dirgable become a Blimp? [Re: jenny jenny]
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GLIMP - One quick sneak peek. If you look more than once, you use the plural, "glimps," for the brief image you see.

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And...and...but...I thought the word Blimp preceded the cartoon character, that indeed the character's name was a back-derivation from the name of that other, literal, gasbag. Military barrage balloons, with no internal structure and hence "limps," came in two shapes: the round ones - A-limps - and the cigar-shaped ones we see more often - "B-limps," quickly shortened to Blimps. Is this story totally apocryphal?

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#213412 - 12/02/13 10:58 AM A Word A Day: Whatever makes you happy.. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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felicitous

PRONUNCIATION: (fi-LIS-i-tuhs)
MEANING:
adjective: 1. Well suited. 2. Pleasing.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin felix (happy). Earliest documented use: 1641.
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FELICITOUT - to proclaim endlessly your state of intense happiness to a person who is sad.


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#213417 - 12/02/13 09:01 PM Caution: YUK Alert [Re: jenny jenny]
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FELICIOUS - or, as they say in Pyongyang, "This stewed cat is yummy!"

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#213427 - 12/03/13 04:47 PM Caution: Putdown Alert [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DISPRIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (dis-PRYZ)

MEANING: verb tr.: To disdain or scorn.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French desprisier (dispraise), from Latin pretium (price, worth, or reward). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to traffic in, to sell) which also gave us praise, price, precious, appreciate, appraise, and interpret. Earliest documented use: 1480.

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DISPRIDE - that warm feeling you get after delivering an absolutely crushing insult



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#213432 - 12/03/13 09:47 PM Caution: PC Alert [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DISPRIZED - what you will become if you dis Jeopardy game show hostess Vanna White by saying "baby got back".

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