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#213549 - 12/12/13 09:24 AM Adam and Eve on a raft, thank you [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SKINT

PRONUNCIATION: (skint)

MEANING: adjective: Having no money; broke; poor.

ETYMOLOGY: A variant spelling of the word skinned, as in, so broke that even one's skin is shaved off. Earliest documented use: 1925.

NOTES: Most of the time we make past participle of a word by adding -ed to it (walk/walked), but sometimes we use the phonetic spelling as in today's word. Some other examples are burnt, learnt, spilt, and spoilt. By the way, the word 'past' itself is a phonetic spelling of 'passed'. The -t spellings are more common in British English.

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SKILT -- a small frying pan for a short-order cook in a fast-food joint

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#213550 - 12/12/13 10:09 AM Re: Adam and Eve on a raft, thank you [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SKINZ one half a boys PhysEd class basketball team.
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#213551 - 12/12/13 01:47 PM Adam and Eve and a Snake on a rift raft [Re: LukeJavan8]
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If your skin has been
SKINT because your money has been poorly
SPINT then for help go ask your

KINT - a kint is anyone who is by kin your kint

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#213552 - 12/13/13 12:53 AM Vying for the best PRATFALL [Re: jenny jenny]
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pratfall

PRONUNCIATION:
(PRAT-fawl)
MEANING:
noun: A humiliating failure, blunder, or defeat.
ETYMOLOGY:
A pratfall is literally a fall on the buttocks. The word is figuratively used to describe embarrassing errors or failures. From prat (buttocks, fool) + fall. Earliest documented use: 1939.
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PRATBALL - like football but you don't tackle the guy with the ball you pat him on the butt and he is ruled down.
(like touch football except you pat instead of touch.)

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#213555 - 12/13/13 11:33 AM Re: Vying for the best PRATFALL [Re: jenny jenny]
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Oh, Lordy, JJ, the images that connotes.


BRATFALL -when a bully gets his/her comeuppance.
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#213556 - 12/13/13 01:20 PM It's not Friday the 13th without Beavis'n Butthead [Re: LukeJavan8]
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So many possibilities...

PRAYFALL - what Lucifer said on his way down

SPRATFALL - that's the reason Ol' Jack has been avioding grease (and fat) for so long

PRATFILL - euphemism for "constipation." See also PRATFAIL

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#213559 - 12/13/13 09:27 PM The Fall of Joan Sprat of Long Ago [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SPRATFALL - (see below)

Jack Sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean
And so betwixt the two of them
They licked the platter clean
Jack ate all the lean,
Joan ate all the fat.
The bone they picked it clean,
Then gave it to the cat
Jack Sprat was wheeling,
His wife by the ditch.
The barrow turned over,
And in she did pitch.

Says Jack, "She'll be drowned!"
But Joan did reply,
"I don't think I shall,
For the ditch is quite dry.".


Written by: Unknown Published: 1639



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#213591 - 12/16/13 12:40 AM Lot's of people talk but mighty few people know. [Re: jenny jenny]
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descant
PRONUNCIATION:
(verb: des-KANT, dis-, noun: DES-kant)
MEANING:
verb intr.: 1. To talk tediously. 2. To sing or play a descant.
noun: 1. A comment on a subject. 2. An ornamental melody sung or played above a basic melody.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin discantus (refrain), from dis- (apart, away) + cantus (song), from canere (to sing). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kan- (sing), which also gave us hen, chant, accent, enchant, incentive, recant, cantor, and charm.
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DESCART(es) - I think therefore I am. I think therefore I am.
I think, well am I not?

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#213595 - 12/16/13 07:11 AM Re: Lots of people talk but mighty few people know. [Re: jenny jenny]
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DECANT - The Power of Positive Thinking.: to remove the negative from your vocabulary.

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#213602 - 12/16/13 11:53 AM Re: Lots of people talk but mighty few people know. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Nice one,wofa.
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