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#212418 - 09/05/13 11:52 PM Re: Multicultural Acronyms [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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KAMIKATE- a famous female WWII Japanese pilot who crashed her airplanes into American aircraft carriers.*


* Correction: our records now show that there was only one plane, one carrier, and one Kate

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#212424 - 09/06/13 02:46 PM Re: Multicultural Acronyms [Re: jenny jenny]
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TYCOON

PRONUNCIATION: (ty-KOON)

MEANING: noun: A wealthy and powerful person, especially in business or politics.

ETYMOLOGY: From Japanese taikun (great lord or prince), from Chinese ta (great) + kiun (prince). Earliest documented use: 1857.

NOTES: The word was used as a title for the shogun of Japan. Abraham Lincoln's aides used the word as an affectionate nickname for him. Later the word came to be applied to powerful people in business.

USAGE: "Believe it or not, you can buy a $6,000 shower curtain for your home. But why would you? Former Tyco International tycoon Dennis Kozlowski did. He also spent $2,200 on a wastebasket, nearly $3,000 on coat hangers and nearly $6,000 on sheets. ... 'The prices are not out of line, but they're off the scale when it comes to priorities,' says Bilhuber, whose client list includes ex-AOL Time Warner honcho Robert Pittman, Michael Douglas, David Bowie and his model wife, Iman, and designer Hubert Givenchy."
-- Maria Puente;s Tchotchkes of the Rich and Infamous; USA Today; Sep 27, 2002.

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TOYCOON -- an animated Davey Crockett hat from the 1950s

TRYCOON -- hopeful owner of a new startup company, with visions of being the next Steve Jobs

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#212427 - 09/06/13 11:29 PM Re: Multicultural Acronyms [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TYCON - as in Bernard Madoff

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#212428 - 09/07/13 01:08 AM Re: Multicultural Acronyms [Re: jenny jenny]
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TYFOON a rich, powerful, ridiculous blowhard

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#212431 - 09/07/13 11:17 AM Re: Multicultural Acronyms [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Offline
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Let me guess...Oh my, there are so many and I know so few.
Uh...

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#212457 - 09/09/13 08:21 PM Re: Multicultural Acronyms [Re: jenny jenny]
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FACTOTUM

PRONUNCIATION:
(fak-TOH-tuhm)

MEANING:
noun: A servant or a low-level employee tasked with many things.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin factotum, from facere (to do) + totus (all). Earliest documented use: 1573.

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FACT-TOTUM
1. a know-it-all
2. one who carries all the answers around
3. a Lorite (after Neal Stephenson)


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#212459 - 09/09/13 09:33 PM Re: Multicultural Acronyms [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SACTOTUM

A low-level executive tasked with delivering termination notices in a corporate downsizing.

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#212463 - 09/10/13 07:36 AM Re: Multicultural [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Offline
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ACTOTUM - a low level employee or servant who acts like he does all the work but does none.

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#212467 - 09/10/13 11:27 AM Re: Multicultural [Re: jenny jenny]
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FACTATUM Fan Club for either Tatum ONeal, or Tatum Channing
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

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#212471 - 09/10/13 05:48 PM a little bird told me [Re: LukeJavan8]
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INTERLOCUTOR

PRONUNCIATION: in-tuhr-LOK-yuh-tuhr, -yoo

MEANING: noun: One who takes part in a conversation or dialogue, especially as a representative of an organization.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin inter- (between) + loqui (to speak). Earliest documented use: 1518.

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INTERNLOCUTOR - representative to the Student AMA

INTERLOCUTORY - Speaker in Parliament of a British political party

ENTERLOCUTOR - Hamlet comes on stage (maybe that should be "Picard-of-Borg" comes on stage?)

And - for real - wasn't Mr. Interlocutor the man in the middle of the Minstrel Show line, the one who did all the talking?

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