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#214910 - 04/30/14 05:43 PM Re: - - -can't talk either [Re: wofahulicodoc]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Merci beaucoup.
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#214916 - 05/01/14 01:42 AM Re: I t'ought I taw a Puddy Tat [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MAEW - early form of the word "mew" at a time when the English were afraid they were running out of words so they gave the word "mew" seven distinct definitions.

USAGE: "Needing a mew (place) to hide I drove to a mew (not the mews with stables attached but modern mews where all the stables have been converted into apartments). Here I hoped to mew my hawk in a mew where he could mew until sheding his mew. But...

Suddenly I heard the screaming mew of a wildcat.
I looked up. It was only the mew of a seagull- the seagull called mew (Larus canus).

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#214917 - 05/01/14 08:22 AM I don't know Jack [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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MAEW - tee-hee!
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FERAL

PRONUNCIATION: (FEER-uhl, FAYR-)

MEANING:
adjective: 1. Wild or untamed.
2. Having reverted from domestication to the wild state.
3. Ferocious.
4. Deadly.
5. Relating to the dead; gloomy.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1-3: From Latin fera (wild animal), from ferus (wild). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghwer- (wild beast), which also gave us fierce and theropod. Earliest documented use: 1604.
For 4-5: From Latin feralis (relating to funeral rites or the dead). Earliest documented use: 1621.

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FIRAL - of or pertaining to a Giant's expression of challenge. See also "feral," "foral," and "fumal"
ETYMOLOGY: first reported by Jack

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#214922 - 05/01/14 11:14 AM - - -beans on Jack [Re: wofahulicodoc]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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FERAT-an untameable ferret, never to be used for a pet.
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#214923 - 05/01/14 11:44 AM You DO know Jack spit and you sure know GIANTS! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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FEDRAL - alternate spelling of 'federal' including all six definitions listed below that are not to be said without spitting.

MEANING:

1. Wild or untamed.
2. Having reverted from domestication to the wild state.
3. Ferocious.
4. Deadly.
5. Relating to the dead; gloomy.
6. Corrupt
(Ok, now spit!)

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#214924 - 05/01/14 11:49 AM Re: You DO know Jack spit and you sure know GIANTS! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Number six is my favorite be it federal or fedral.
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#214928 - 05/01/14 03:11 PM Re: You DO know Jack spit and you sure know GIANTS! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Loc: Alaska
FEMAL Evil woman.

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#214930 - 05/01/14 04:24 PM The problem with FEMAL [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Offline
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But Trombo, all women are evil unless they are your mother.

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#214932 - 05/01/14 05:44 PM Mon Dieu [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Doesn't FEMAL mean "bad French iron" ?

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#214944 - 05/02/14 11:53 AM as long as we're in France... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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BOLE

PRONUNCIATION: (bohl)

MEANING:
noun: 1. The trunk of a tree.
2. Any of various kinds of soft fine clays typically of a reddish color.
3. A reddish brown color.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Old Norse bolr (trunk). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhel- (to blow or swell), which also gave us ball, balloon, boll, bulk, bowl, boulevard, boulder, ballot, folly, and fool. Earliest documented use: 1314.
For 2-3: From Latin bolus (lump), from Greek bolos (clod). Earliest documented use: 1558.

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BOLLE - a source of fine French cotton

BOULE - a broad avenue in Paris, meant to be vard

BOUE ! - an unexpected sound made by a pouting ghost who is playing hard-to-get

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