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#213134 - 11/06/13 08:19 AM Blow, Gabriel, blow! [Re: jenny jenny]
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SCHMO or schmoe or shmo
PRONUNCIATION: (shmo)
MEANING: noun: A stupid, boring, or obnoxious person.

ETYMOLOGY: A truncated form of schmuck (an idiot), from Yiddish schmok (pen is). Earliest documented use: 1948.

NOTES: The word is also used in the phrase Joe Schmo, as a more colorful synonym for John Doe.

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[or Tom, Dick, or Harry, for that matter]



SACHMO - a more colorful trumpet player of yore. Definitely not your average stupid, boring, or obnoxious person. Loud, maybe.

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#213144 - 11/06/13 10:25 PM So Spake Lil Abner... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SCHMOO- a lovable mythical animal that when fried tastes like chicken when roasted tastes like pig and when barbequed tastes like prime beef.

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#213145 - 11/06/13 11:36 PM here's what they look like [Re: jenny jenny]
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(The whiskers make great toothpicks, too)

See The Life and Times of the Shmoo)
(published in paperback around 1949)

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#213150 - 11/07/13 12:50 PM Re: here's what they look like [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I guess I never got the humor. I thought they were
abominable.
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#213151 - 11/07/13 01:39 PM Re: here's what they look like [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Abominable?
Shoot, Luke! Try boiling them in muscadine wine and you will find them absoLukely wonderful. Besides, there is something very noble in bowling-pin shapped animals whose only desire is to feed mankind. smile

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#213154 - 11/07/13 02:37 PM Re: here's what they look like [Re: jenny jenny]
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Reeks of cannibalism to me.
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#213155 - 11/07/13 08:14 PM Let us be like shmoos and give ourselves to Art. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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pogrom

PRONUNCIATION:(puh-GROM, POH-gruhm)
MEANING:
noun: An organized massacre, officially tolerated or encouraged, against a particular group.
TYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish pogrom, from Russian pogrom (destruction). Earliest documented use: 1891.
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POGRAM - an [OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT NOTICE] to old folks ordering their extermination so that thier benefits can be given to the po'.


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#213156 - 11/07/13 10:00 PM speaking of art... [Re: jenny jenny]
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POGOROM - Walt Kelly's opossum's computer Read-Only Memory chip set

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#213161 - 11/08/13 05:28 PM Speaking of Talking Trash.... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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dreck or drek

PRONUNCIATION: (drek)
MEANING:
noun: Rubbish; trash.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish drek (filth, dirt, dung). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sker- (excrement) that is also the source of scoria and scatology. Earliest documented use: 1922.
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add I add T add c

DIRECKTOR DRECK - Famous Rap Singer


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#213166 - 11/09/13 09:04 AM Re: Speaking of Talking Trash.... [Re: jenny jenny]
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DRUCK - inebriated with a stuffed nose

Interesting that the week began with Bupkes and ended with Dreck, the one being minor version of the other

Kinda gives new meaning to the old drinking song:

Ach, du lieber Augustin, Augustin, Augustin, *
Ach, du lieber Augustin, alles is hin.

. Gelt ist weg, Gut ist weg,
. Augustin liegt in Dreck,
Ach, du lieber Augustin, alles is hin.

which translates loosely as

Oh, my dear Augustine, Augustine, Augustine,
Oh, my dear Augustine, everything is gone.
. Money is gone, Everything good is gone,
. Augustine is lying in the gutter. **
Oh, my dear Augustine, everything is gone.

* Because Augustine is feeling a bit green around the gills by now...
** (All right, if you insist, it means "Augustine is lying in shit." Why do you think they invented gutters in the first place?!)

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