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#209977 - 03/11/13 09:43 PM Re: Become the Tiger [Re: jenny jenny]
olly Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
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Wineteenth.
Same as the Nineteenth

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#209978 - 03/11/13 09:48 PM pole-ish joke [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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NINETEENTH POLE - the facetiously-named "pole" 1 3/16 mile from the finish line, thus 1/16 mile BEFORE the starting line of a 9-furlong race. Refers to the position of a horse considered - usually jeeringly - to be so slow that it can't even reach the gate before the race is over.

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#209981 - 03/12/13 03:02 AM Indentation [Re: jenny jenny]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
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Loc: Alaska
nineteeth hole: result of taking a little nip.

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#209986 - 03/12/13 09:40 AM Re: Indentation [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Offline
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Mar 12, 201 A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

suffragist

PRONUNCIATION: (SUHF-ruh-jist)

MEANING: noun: An advocate of extending the right to vote, especially to women.
ETYMOLOGY:
Via French from Latin suffragium (voting tablet, right to vote). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhreg- (to break) that also gave us break, breach, fraction, fragile, fractal, infringe, irrefragable, and fractious. Suffrage? Remember, a broken piece of tile was used as a ballot in the past. Earliest documented use: 1822.
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stuffragist - a dealer in rags suitable for stuffing

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#209987 - 03/12/13 10:33 AM Re: Become the Tiger [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
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PINETEENTH HOLEAlong around the sixteenth hole
when it's a hot and sweaty day, one longs for the shade
and a cold drink and cannot wait for the nineteenth hole.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (03/12/13 10:34 AM)
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#209988 - 03/12/13 10:39 AM Re: Indentation [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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SCUFFRAGIST A shoeshine boy.
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#209990 - 03/12/13 03:16 PM Re: Indentation [Re: LukeJavan8]
jenny jenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
SCUFFRAGIST A shoeshine boy.

laugh Nice polish, Luke.

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#209991 - 03/12/13 05:49 PM Re: Indentation [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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thankee blush
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#209996 - 03/12/13 09:08 PM Ann or Andy? [Re: LukeJavan8]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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STUFFRAGIST (that's with a hard "G") -- a full-time dollmaker

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#210002 - 03/13/13 06:25 AM Re: Ann or Andy? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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bromide

PRONUNCIATION:(BRO-myd)

MEANING:noun:
1. A tired or meaningless remark.
2. A tiresome or boring person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From bromine, from Greek bromos (stench). Earliest documented use: 1836.
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bromind :
1. a tiresome or boring mind
2. a tired or meaningless remark from a tired or boring mind

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