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#214711 - 04/14/14 09:43 AM just plain Bill [Re: jenny jenny]
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DOGBERRY

PRONUNCIATION: (DOG-ber-ee, -buh-ree)

MEANING: noun: A pompous, incompetent, self-important official.

ETYMOLOGY: After Dogberry, a constable in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, in which he goes about his blundering ways while mouthing malapropisms. Earliest documented use: 1801.

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[Nothing at all like Dilbert's Dogbert...]

DOGBURRY - covered with prickles, like the inspiration for Velcro

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#214717 - 04/14/14 12:05 PM DOGBERRIES in inaction [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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COGBERRY -

(1) a pompous, incompetent, self-important bureaucrat whose ineptness makes even the worse government programs worser.
(2) a sebelius

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#214720 - 04/14/14 11:11 PM a bone a shoe a mailman a you [Re: jenny jenny]
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DOGMERRY - autodogmatic things that make a dog happy

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#214725 - 04/15/14 09:47 AM Tuesdays with Shakespeare [Re: jenny jenny]
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PORTIA

PRONUNCIATION: (POR-shuh, -shee-uh)

MEANING: noun: A female lawyer.

ETYMOLOGY: After Portia, the heroine of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Portia is a rich heiress who disguises herself as a lawyer to save Antonio's life. Earliest documented use: 1869.

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PORTICA - the women's entrance (cf. PORTICO)

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#214729 - 04/15/14 12:19 PM Tuesdays with Shakespeare's children [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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POORTIA - a portia who practices law pro bono

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#214732 - 04/15/14 09:25 PM Remember the IMPETUON ? [Re: jenny jenny]
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PORTA - plural of PORTON, a dyslexic subatomic particle (compare "Phenomenon, phenomena)

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#214734 - 04/16/14 05:53 AM Doctored drama [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AORTIA Shakespearean heroine who disguises herself as a heart surgeon.

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#214735 - 04/16/14 10:00 AM Drama with a little d - TIMON of Athens [Re: Tromboniator]
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Timon

PRONUNCIATION: (TY-muhn)
MEANING:
noun: One who hates or distrusts humankind.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Timon, the misanthropic hero of Shakespeare's play Timon of Athens. Earliest documented use: 1598.
USAGE:
"My soul was swallowed up in bitterness and hate ... I saw nothing to do but live apart like a Timon."
Upton Sinclair 1903.
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SIMON - yes that Simon. As in...

Simple Simon met Timon the Pieman going to the fair
Said Simple Simon to Pieman Timon "May I taste your ware?"
"Get lost kid" said the Timon "or I'll hit you with this chair."

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#214736 - 04/16/14 11:24 AM -sour fruit hybred [Re: jenny jenny]
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LIMONLime/Lemon
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#214741 - 04/16/14 02:13 PM solfeggio, and other musings [Re: LukeJavan8]
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MI-M0N - third note of the Caribbean scale

TRIMON - See if these fit you

TIMOB - a lynching party

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