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#214575 - 03/30/14 09:37 PM Mensopause II
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Your wish is my command.

BTW - near the top of this page is a line of choices "Forum List ... My Stuff ... Calendar ..." etc. Clicking My Stuff gets you some interesting options you might want to play with. (...but I digress...)

Third one down on the list is "Edit Preferences." Click on that.

The tenth one down is "Total posts to show on one page when viewing a post in flat mode: (default is 10)" and you can set it higher. I'm using the maximum of 99, so for me 1,000 posts is just 10 pages, not 100. I consider it much lower overhead.

So - here's the place to resume come Monday!

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#214576 - 03/31/14 07:11 AM Let's start at the very begnning [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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INTERREGNUM

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-tuhr-REG-nuhm)

MEANING:
noun: The period between the end of a reign and the beginning of the next; a time when there is no ruler.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin, from inter- (between) + regnum (reign). Ultimately from the Indo-European reg- (to move in a straight line, lead, or rule), which also gave us regent, regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, surge, recto, regent, prorogue, arrogate, abrogate, regent, and supererogatory. Earliest documented use: 1579.

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INTERROGNUM - government by quiz show

AINTERREGNUM - this is no way to run the country


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#214577 - 04/01/14 08:28 AM Better to have stuck in vein... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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...than never to have stuck at all.


BASILIC

PRONUNCIATION: (buh-SIL-ik, -ZIL-)

MEANING: adjective: Kingly; royal.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin basilicus, from Greek basilikos (royal). Earliest documented use: 1727.

NOTES: Many things are named after this kingly word: plants, animals, architecture, and more. Basil, the aromatic herb of the mint family, is named so because it was used in royal preparations for medicine, bath, etc. A large vein of the upper arm is called the basilic vein due to its supposed importance. The basilisk lizard (and the legendary reptile) are named for their crown-like crest...

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BASILI - an exhortation to seriousness: "Don't basili !"

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#214578 - 04/01/14 10:34 AM Re: Better to have stuck in vein... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BASILISC - the critter in Harry Potter
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#214579 - 04/01/14 11:27 AM Catching up from weekend in woods...INTERREGNUM [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Sorry Doc, Happy April Fools Day anyway. smile

INTERREGNMUM - interregnum between the death of the king and his oldest son obtaining his majority that is usually ruled haphazardly by the son's mum.

(1) add a letter

ENTERREGNUM - hail the new King

(2) change a letter

INTERREGNU - to renew the inner gnu

(3) subtract a letter

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BASHILIC (adj) - what Tyson was

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#214587 - 04/02/14 01:02 AM The Anu word this day is KINGDOM COME [Re: jenny jenny]
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kingdom come

PRONUNCIATION:(KING-duhm kuhm)
MEANING:
noun:
1. The next world; heaven.
2. A place or future time very remote; the end of time.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the phrase "Thy kingdom come" in the New Testament. Earliest documented use: 1785.
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SINGDOM CAME - then left, without Luciano Pavoratti


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#214589 - 04/02/14 03:31 AM Re: The Anu word this day is KINGDOM COME [Re: jenny jenny]
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Hm. It hasn't come to the kingdom of Alaska yet.

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#214593 - 04/02/14 12:51 PM Maybe not, but it's getting closer... [Re: jenny jenny]
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KINGDOME COME - the Seattle Seahawks are building a new stadium! See the Old Kingdome bite the dust here.

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#214594 - 04/02/14 12:57 PM Re: Maybe not, but it's getting closer... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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KLINGDOM COME Klingon empire after budget cuts.
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#214595 - 04/02/14 01:53 PM Re: Maybe not, but it's getting closer... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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KINGDOMO COME - an Official Summons to the Grand Vizier (much higher than the Major Domo)

KINGDOM COMP - what Prince Charming gets free for marrying the Princess

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#214600 - 04/02/14 09:06 PM Re: Maybe not, but it's getting closer... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

KINGDOME COME - the Seattle Seahawks are building a new stadium! See the Old Kingdome bite the dust here.


Wait! Just because the old Kingdome has been demolished it doesn't have to be the end of the world. If we pull together we can ressurect it. A new Kingdome can be built from the ruins.
Seahawk lovers please send $25 dollars or more to...

KINGDOME.COM - the official online website to restore Kingdome Stadium.

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#214603 - 04/03/14 08:27 AM Re: Maybe not, but it's getting closer... [Re: jenny jenny]
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{like}

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#214606 - 04/03/14 11:09 AM Thursday: ROYAL ROAD [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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royal road

PRONUNCIATION: (ROI-uhl road)

MEANING:
noun: An easy way to achieve something.

ETYMOLOGY:
According to the philosopher Proclus, when King Ptolemy asked for an easy way to learn, Euclid replied that there is no royal road to geometry. Royal Road was a highway in ancient Persia. Earliest documented use: 1793.
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When Euclid told King Ptolemy there was no royal road to geometry and King Ptolemy told Euclid to kiss his royal ass. Instead Euclid gave the King a...

LOYAL TOAD - a well-trained frog that eats the annoying flies flying about Ptolemy as he labours to understand geometry.



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#214614 - 04/03/14 09:03 PM Re: Thursday: ROYAL ROAD [Re: jenny jenny]
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ROYAL READ - a history of hemophilia through the ages

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#214615 - 04/03/14 10:44 PM Re: Thursday: ROYAL ROAD [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TROYAL GOAD - to horsewink someone into allowing entry into their private space e.g. as the Greeks gained entry to inside the walls of the Troyals. wink

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#214617 - 04/04/14 01:22 AM Friday's KINGMAKER [Re: jenny jenny]
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kingmaker

PRONUNCIATION: (KING-may-kuhr)
MEANING:
noun: A person or organization having great power and influence in the selection of a candidate for an important position.

ETYMOLOGY:
The term was originally applied to Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, as "Warwick the Kingmaker" during the Wars of the Roses. Earliest documented use: 1595.
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KINGTAKER - George Washington

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#214618 - 04/04/14 12:21 PM - - Kingmaker [Re: jenny jenny]
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KINGFAKER an Elvis impersonator
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#214620 - 04/04/14 01:06 PM A cloth of another color [Re: LukeJavan8]
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KLINGMAKER - the guy who invented Spandex

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#214622 - 04/04/14 03:38 PM Another color, same cloth. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MINGMAKER - Zhu Yuanzhang was the founder and first Ming of the Ming Dynasty. Zhu lead a small army of peasants against a million man army that marched to the wishes of tenured teachers, rich bureaucrats, corrupt politicians, and power-hungry governmentals who overtaxed the farmers and craftsmen and denied fundamental rights to everyone except thier brother-in-law. You know...much like today. frown


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#214624 - 04/04/14 03:46 PM It came back to me in a Flash [Re: jenny jenny]
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...and that's why he was called Ming the Merciless...

(and I'm going back to the 30s serial!)

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#214625 - 04/04/14 05:09 PM A flashback wish for Flash Gordon to flash [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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KINKMAKER - Buster Crabbe's movies are not "kinky" ( although I bet many female Flash Gordon fans secretly wished that Flash would indeed flash) but the twists and turns of the convoluting plots would kink a knot in a Mingian's mind. shocked

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#214633 - 04/05/14 01:32 PM THIS JUST IN! [Re: jenny jenny]
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Indian Ocean 4/5/14 4:32pm CSNBC

CHINESE JUNK DETECTS PING IN INDIAN OCEAN

A chinese barge just reported recieving a series of pings that could be from the black Box of Malaysian Flight 360. The missing Boeing aircraft was equipted with a
PINGMAKER not the newly-developed pongmaker and the ships radioman said he was sure that he heard a "ping" and not a "pong".


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#214634 - 04/05/14 02:08 PM Just ducky [Re: jenny jenny]
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Now wouldn't that have made an elegant definition:

PINGMAKER - Margery Flack and Kurt Weise

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#214636 - 04/05/14 06:57 PM Say ducky...let's sing! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ZINGMAKER - in the movies in the 30's it was believed that the heart had strings that went ZING! They were right. What with Obamacare the pacemaker will be replaced with a zingmaker. Unlike a pacemaker the zingmaker waits five minutes after your heart has stopped beating and then zaps it with a super jolt. This saves electricity.

Now I will dig up the song "Zing Went The Strings of My heart" and we can have a nice sing-a-long here. smile

mad no luck mad

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#214637 - 04/05/14 07:20 PM Clang,clang,clang... [Re: jenny jenny]
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"Meet Me In St.Louis," right?

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#214638 - 04/05/14 08:06 PM Re: Clang,clang,clang... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Dang, dang, dang. I was hoping for the Coasters but...
Anyway here are the lyrics...
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[Spoken] Never could carry a tune, never knew where to start
You came along when everything was wrong and put a song in my heart.

When you smiled at me, I heard a melody
It haunted me from the start
Something inside of me started a symphony
Zing! Went the strings of my heart

'Twas like a breath of spring, heard a robin sing
About a nest set apart
All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
Zing! Went the strings of my heart

I still recall the thrill, guess I always will
I hope 'twill never depart
All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
Zing! Went the strings of my heart


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#214639 - 04/05/14 09:26 PM Googling "Zing went the Strings" yields... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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"Meet Me In St.Louis," right?


Nope. "Listen, Darling," 1938. But Judy Garland, nevertheless. I see [hear] the movie has slightly different words, and two more verses.

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#214645 - 04/07/14 12:45 AM The AWAD today is BELFRY [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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belfry

PRONUNCIATION: (BEL-free)
MEANING:noun:
1. A bell tower; also the part of a tower where a bell is hung.
2. Head. Usually in the phrase to have bats in the belfry, meaning to be crazy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French berfrei, from High German bergan (to protect or shelter) and Old English frith (peace). Originally the term was berfrei and it was a siege tower or watchtower. Since it had bells, people began to think the term was belfry.
Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhergh- (high), which also gave us iceberg, borough, burg, burglar, bourgeois, fortify, force, bourgeois, inselberg, and sforzando. Earliest documented use: 1300.
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SELFRY - the universal right to take photographs of one's self, clothed, naked, or otherwise, and to paste these images on the world wide Internet.

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#214646 - 04/07/14 03:10 AM Re: The AWAD today is BELFRY [Re: jenny jenny]
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BELFRO – One of two directions that a hollow metallic reverberating device can swing, the other being belto.

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#214650 - 04/07/14 04:32 PM ...sometimes eaten by bats [Re: Tromboniator]
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BELERY - a crunchy green typographical error that grows in stalks and is often chopped and added to chicken salad

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#214652 - 04/07/14 04:43 PM Re: The AWAD today is BELFRY [Re: Tromboniator]
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Well...I certaintly can't top that. How about you, Wofadoc? smile
Edit: You are a sly one Mister Wolf. laugh

O'well, I'll try to obfuscate an answer with geometric razzle dazzle and a bend in our rules.

BELFROM?- is the question Sir Issic Newton asked, namely,
When a bell swings to and fro which comes first...the to, or the fro?.
Then two hundred years later Einstein answered his question... Mark the bell with a X on one side and pull the rope if the bell strikes the X that is the "Belto" and it comes first. The walk around to opposite side and ring the bell. See? Now the "Belfro" comes first. The words "Belto" and "belfro" are relative to where you stand. It's the Coriolis Effect. smirk

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#214657 - 04/07/14 09:56 PM If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: jenny jenny]
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I like BELFRO !

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#214660 - 04/08/14 08:39 AM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AMBAGE

PRONUNCIATION: (AM-bij)

MEANING: noun: Ambiguity; circumlocution.

ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English ambages (equivocation), taken as a plural and the singular ambage coined from it. From Latin ambages, from ambi- (both, around) + agere (to drive). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw, or move), which also gave us act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, ambassador, agonistes, axiomatic, cogent, incogitant, exigent, exiguous, intransigent. Earliest documented use: 1374.

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AMBADGE - your prize for getting up in the morning

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#214666 - 04/08/14 11:40 AM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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smile smile smile And top of the morning back atcha.

I don't get no badge 'cause I got...

AMRAGE - to curse the rise of the morning sun. Grrr... mad

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#214667 - 04/08/14 11:48 AM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: jenny jenny]
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AMBAG The small handbag QE2 carries to hold the
safety pin should she need it.
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#214674 - 04/09/14 11:14 AM ARRANT for Today. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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arrant

PRONUNCIATION: (AR-uhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Complete; thorough.

ETYMOLOGY:
Here's a word that has had both its spelling and meaning bent out of shape from use. It's a variant of errant (wandering). Earlier the word was used in the sense of wandering or vagrant, for example, an arrant thief or an arrant knave. Over time the word began to be taken as an intensifier so an arrant fool was no longer a vagrant fool, but a complete fool.
Via French, from Latin iterare (to journey), from iter (journey). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ei- (to go), which is also the ancestor of words such as exit, transit, circuit, itinerary, obituary, and adit. Earliest documented use: 1386.
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ARRRANT - a full monty pirate

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#214675 - 04/09/14 11:29 AM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: jenny jenny]
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PARRANT the Queen in the hive.
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#214676 - 04/09/14 12:21 PM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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CARRANT - a mild form of road rage

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#214677 - 04/09/14 07:12 PM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A R T A N T - small asian paintings of pastorial scenes on a single piece of rice.

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#214680 - 04/09/14 09:54 PM Haikant ? [Re: jenny jenny]
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A R T A N T - small asian paintings of pastorial scenes on a single piece of rice.


Ah, so. That has 17 tiny images, no doubt, grouped into sets of 5, 7, and 5 ? ;-)

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#214681 - 04/10/14 12:34 AM Re: Haikant ? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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on white wood under rough bark
a wood louse writes in cursive
-- wofahaulicdoc sees numbers

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#214684 - 04/10/14 07:18 AM Re: Haikant ? [Re: jenny jenny]
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Hugh can, but haikant.

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#214685 - 04/10/14 11:15 AM A sashay into today [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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sashay

PRONUNCIATION:(sa-SHAY)
MEANING:
verb intr.:
1. To move, walk, or glide along nonchalantly.
2. To strut or move in a showy manner.
ETYMOLOGY:
From switching of syllables in a mispronunciation of French chassé (a ballet movement involving gliding steps with the same foot always leading), past participle of chasser (to chase), from captare (to try to catch), frequentative of Latin capere (to take). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which also gave us captive, capsule, chassis, cable, occupy, deceive, behoof, caitiff, percipient, captious, and gaff. Earliest documented use: 1836.
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STASHAY - to hide your stash in a stack of hay

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#214686 - 04/10/14 04:57 PM not unlike a window [Re: jenny jenny]
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SASHLY - "as a matter of fact, it is"
usage: "Sashly not an easy word to parody!"

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#214687 - 04/10/14 08:12 PM Re: not unlike a window [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SUSHAY – A French food consisting tiny omelets topped with raw snail or mushroom. Also SUSHÉ.

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#214689 - 04/11/14 08:55 AM Not unlike a window but more like a snake [Re: Tromboniator]
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viperine

PRONUNCIATION: (VY-puhr-in, -puh-ryn)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to a viper; venomous; malicious.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vipera (snake), which arose from a mispronunciation/contraction of vivipera, from vivus (alive) + parere (to give birth). Vipers are named so because most vipers give birth to live young (instead of eggs). The eggs stay within the mother's body till they are ready to hatch. Earliest documented use: around 1540.
USAGE:
"The musical taught a generation of viperine office politicians how to stick a shiv into their bosses without leaving any fingerprints on the handle."
Terry Teachout; Lovable, Huggable, and Unscrupulous Too; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Mar 29, 2011.
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VIPERWINE- a delightful fun wine; properly aged on the vine, very smoothe, but slightly slimey with a bite.

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#214690 - 04/11/14 10:28 AM runs on snake oil [Re: jenny jenny]
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VIPERING - the Worm Ouroboros, who circles the Universe with its tail in its mouth

VIPERLINE - a family of muscle cars, made by Dodge


Edited by wofahulicodoc (04/11/14 03:26 PM)
Edit Reason: another thought

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#214698 - 04/11/14 09:44 PM If must you steal; steal from the best. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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VIPERIME - a rime about snakes

Example:

The snake lies rolled in the cheerful sun
Or the snake as roll'd in a flowering bank
Love hath made thee a tame snake
I fear me you but now warm the starved snake


- Lines from me and Shakespeare smile

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#214702 - 04/12/14 09:49 PM revisited [Re: jenny jenny]
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VIPERING - how they clean da terlet in Brooklyn

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#214703 - 04/13/14 08:21 AM Re: revisiting VIPERINE all over again redux [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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That's odd.

In France we VIPERINSE.

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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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#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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#214744 - 04/16/14 05:53 PM Other musings [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TIMOV- vomit spelled backwards

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#214750 - 04/17/14 12:40 AM Where you at Romeo? [Re: jenny jenny]
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Romeo

PRONUNCIATION:(RO-mee-o)
MEANING:
noun: A man who is a passionate lover or seducer.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Romeo, the hero in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Earliest documented use: 1566.
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ROMEOW - a tomcat in hot pursuit of a not-so-coy female.

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#214751 - 04/17/14 02:21 AM Re: Where you at Romeo? [Re: jenny jenny]
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ROMEON – A subatomic particle with charm.

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#214754 - 04/17/14 01:55 PM It's a good thing tommorrow is Friday [Re: Tromboniator]
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AROMEO - an Alternative Medicine practice that makes no scents

ROOMEO - the Elizabethan equivalent of "POSSLQ" *

ROAMEO - a Don Giovanni

BROMEO - I'm getting an upset stomach from all this Shakespeare.


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#214758 - 04/17/14 07:22 PM No, Tommorrow is yesterday down under. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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FROMEO - the answer to the question "Who was the real Shakespeare and from whence were the plays written "?

Click to reveal..
Be back soon. I've gone to the Net to find the answer.


Click to reveal..
SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: FROM E.O. from the E arl of Oxford, Edward de vere





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#214763 - 04/18/14 08:46 AM TFIF [Re: jenny jenny]
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PROSPERO

PRONUNCIATION: (PROS-puh-roh)

MEANING: noun: Someone who is capable of influencing others' behavior or perceptions without their being aware of it.

ETYMOLOGY: After Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan and a magician, in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Earliest documented use: 1785.

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PROSPEROZ - They don't call it the "Emerald" City for nothing!

PYROSPERO - I'm waiting for the fireworks to start

PROSPERM - Save the Whales! (What, you were expecting a political discussion?)

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#214764 - 04/18/14 09:12 AM It's raining on Good Friday in good Mississippi [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PROSHERO - Golf: Bubba Watson

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#214767 - 04/18/14 12:09 PM - - sunny, warm in Great Plains [Re: jenny jenny]
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#214768 - 04/18/14 03:45 PM Well Caliban, good cursing is better than nothing [Re: LukeJavan8]
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PROSERO - (prose about Prospero)

You taught me language; and my profit on't
Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
For learning me your language!
frown

— Caliban is denouncing Prospero for teaching ("learning") him his language, declaring that the only good Prospero's language has done him is enabling him to curse; Caliban gives an immediate example of his cursing ability by calling upon the red plague to destroy Prospero for teaching him his language.

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#214770 - 04/18/14 05:00 PM Re: Well Caliban, good cursing is better than nothing [Re: jenny jenny]
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PROSPIRO - Opposed to pusillanimous pussyfooters.

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#214771 - 04/18/14 07:08 PM Re: Well Caliban, good cursing is better than nothing [Re: Tromboniator]
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Not to mention "nattering nabobs".

Ah Spiro, those were the days. Happy times before nattering nabobs of negativism were held in a bad light.

Today just saying the three N words will get you on the hate speech List.

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#214772 - 04/18/14 09:17 PM Re: Well Caliban, good cursing is better than nothing [Re: jenny jenny]
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I naturally neglected "nattering nabobs of negativism" as notoriously nefarious.

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#214773 - 04/18/14 10:07 PM Say Caliban, a good cursing is better than talk [Re: Tromboniator]
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Quite rightly.

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#214776 - 04/19/14 02:50 PM The worst Thought of the Day so far this month [Re: jenny jenny]
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

------ Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

Albert! Can you hear me? Think about what you just said. I have taken away your Nobel prize until you recant. frown

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#214784 - 04/21/14 12:52 AM TRACTABLE describes human robots not us. [Re: jenny jenny]
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tractable

PRONUNCIATION: (TRAK-tuh-buhl)
MEANING:adjective: Easily handled, managed, or controlled.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tractare (to handle), frequentative of trahere (draw). Earliest documented use: 1504.
USAGE:"'I don't want to go there,' said Sharina, who was normally such a tractable child."
Susan Palwick; Hhasalin; Fantasy & Science Fiction (Cornwall, Connecticut); Sep/Oct 2013.
[See more usage examples of tractable in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.]

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In nothing does man, with his grand notions of heaven and charity, show forth his innate, low-bred, wild animalism more clearly than in his treatment of his brother beasts. From the shepherd with his lambs to the red-handed hunter, it is the same; no recognition of rights -- only murder in one form or another. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and etc. (1838-1914)
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XTRACTABLE - people who understand that people are not robots but are a high form of the purposeful instruments of existence. Are you otherwise? smile

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#214791 - 04/21/14 05:30 PM The TRACTABLE will find this post traceable [Re: jenny jenny]
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#214792 - 04/21/14 06:41 PM Re: The TRACTABLE will find this post [Re: jenny jenny]
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ARACTABLE - A piece of furniture consisting of a horizontal surface supported by eight legs.

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#214793 - 04/21/14 09:15 PM water, water everywhere [Re: Tromboniator]
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FRAC-TABLE - all you need to do to get the petroleum derivatives into the drinking water

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#214794 - 04/21/14 10:25 PM Water table spider table...uh...Oh yeah!... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TRAP TABLE - what a crap table really is.

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#214796 - 04/22/14 07:32 AM A bombax word for Tuesday: BOMBASTIC [Re: jenny jenny]
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bombastic

PRONUNCIATION:(bom-BAS-tik)
MEANING:
adjective: Pompous or pretentious (in speech or writing).
ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French bombace (cotton padding), from Latin bombax (cotton). Earliest documented use: 1704.
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BOMBASIC - a plain bomb without frills

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#214799 - 04/22/14 09:44 AM Re: A bombax word for Tuesday: BOMBASTIC [Re: jenny jenny]
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BOMBATTIC - the IED assembly line is upstairs under the roof

BIMBASTIC - acting like a floozy, and proud of it, too (see also
BOOBASTIC and BOMBUSTIC)

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#214803 - 04/22/14 06:14 PM Re: A bombax word for Tuesday: BOMBASTIC [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BOMBTASTIC - you da bomb, bro

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#214804 - 04/23/14 09:22 AM IMPECUNIOUS [Re: jenny jenny]
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impecunious
PRONUNCIATION: (im-pi-KYOO-nee-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Having little or no money.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin im- (not) + pecunia (money), from pecus (cattle). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peku- (wealth), which also gave us fee, fief, fellow, peculiar, impecunious, and pecuniary. Earliest documented use: 1596.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Action is eloquence

----------William Shakespeare, impecunious poet and playwright (1564-1616)
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IMPECUNIOUS - a sad but ongoing condition of most imps blush


Edited by jenny jenny (04/23/14 11:23 AM)
Edit Reason: to correctly spell subject word

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#214806 - 04/23/14 04:54 PM Re: IMPECUNIOUS [Re: jenny jenny]
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IMPETUNIOUS - gotta lotta P. hybrida growing in my garden. (Did you know it means "tobacco" in a Tupi-Guarani language? Neither did I. Where would we be without Wikipedia...)

IMPECURIOUS - sounds like saying the same thing twice, doesn't it?

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#214807 - 04/23/14 05:00 PM Re: IMPECUNIOUS [Re: jenny jenny]
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IMPETUNIOUS - Not at all resembling Porky's girlfriend.

Oops. Hi, Wofa.


Edited by Tromboniator (04/23/14 05:00 PM)

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#214808 - 04/23/14 06:31 PM Re: IMPECUNIOUS [Re: Tromboniator]
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#214815 - 04/24/14 09:05 AM in recognition of the Paschal season [Re: jenny jenny]
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PETULANT

PRONUNCIATION: (PECH-uh-lent)

MEANING: adjective: Bad-tempered; cranky.

ETYMOLOGY: [From Latin petere (to seek, assail). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly), which also gave us feather, petition, compete, perpetual, propitious, pteridology, pinnate, and lepidopterology. Earliest documented use: 1598.

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false starts:
petulant = having petals? like a petunia?
petulant = sings like Ms Clark?
petulant = mildly explosive, even gassy, as in "hoist by his own petard"?

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PESTULANT - afflicted with two Pharaonic Plagues simultaneously: Pestilence, and Boils (pustules)

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#214819 - 04/24/14 12:25 PM no concept at all [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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...and going back to March 31:

INTERREGNUM-->
INTERPREGNUM - the time between babies

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#214822 - 04/24/14 10:07 PM In search of quality education [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PETULANE - the bad temper of students who find they have been rejected by Tulane and so must attend Harvard instead.

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#214824 - 04/25/14 12:29 AM In search of Perfect Words [Re: jenny jenny]
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incorrigible

PRONUNCIATION: (in-KOR-i-juh-buhl)
MEANING:
adjective: Incapable of being corrected or reformed.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin in- (not) + corrigere (to correct). Ultimately from the Indo-European reg- (to move in a straight line, lead, or rule), which also gave us regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, surge, recto, regular, abrogate, arrogate, prorogue, interregnum, regent, and supererogatory. Earliest documented use: 1340.
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INCORRIGBIBLE - a bible incorrigible

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#214830 - 04/25/14 11:31 AM Help me out here, willya? [Re: jenny jenny]
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INCOURIGIBLE - I sure could use some motivation here to help me improve my spelling !

INDORRIGIBLE - what our One Nation is, according to the Pledge of Allegiance

or, alternatively,

INDORRIGIBLE - this blimp can't be flown outside

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#214834 - 04/25/14 10:04 PM Re: Help me out here, willya? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Sorry Doc, Willya Helpya has left the building.

INCORPRIGIBLE(en-KORP-rig-eye-buhl) - a phoney company incorporated and rigged to advance a ponzi scam

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#214849 - 04/27/14 01:29 PM And now...the last word of the week... [Re: jenny jenny]
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INCOPRIGIBLE en-co-prig-e-buhl - to refuse to cognate with the pedantcy of a prig

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#214859 - 04/28/14 10:29 AM I went and got my dancing shoes on [Re: jenny jenny]
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This week we'll feature five words, each of which has homonyms.

quiff
PRONUNCIATION: (kwif)
MEANING: noun:

1. A tuft of hair brushed up above the forehead.
2. A woman considered as promiscuous.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: Origin uncertain, perhaps from coif. Earliest documented use: 1890.
For 2: Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1923.

USAGE:"Posters of the intrepid boy reporter with the quiff and funny pants plastered the city."
Claire Rosemberg; Spielberg 'Brings Tintin Home' Hollywood-Style; Agence France Presse (Paris); Oct 22, 2011.

"A certain party got the quiff pregnant."
William Deverell; The Dance of Shiva; ECW Press; 2004.
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-quaff : applied as a affix to "quiff" to specify and intensify the quality of being quiff in sing-song.

1) a bouffant hairstyle when worn by a male
2) an exceptionally lusty woman

EXAMPLE:
Splish-splash I was taking a bath
Long about Saturdy night
Rub-dub just relaxing in the tub
Thinking everything was alright
Then bing-bang I heard the whole gang
banging on the living room floor
QUIFF-QUAFF I forgot about my bath
And went and put my dancing shoes on.

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#214863 - 04/28/14 12:27 PM fortissimo, if you please, Maestro [Re: jenny jenny]
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QUIFFF - a promiscuous woman with a tuft of upbrushed hair screaming VERY, VERY LOUDLY

QUIFO - the antithesis or enemy of the traditional Chinese life force/energy flow

QUINF - the mixed Latin/German number five

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#214883 - 04/29/14 12:28 PM circle the wagons [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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GIRD

PRONUNCIATION: (guhrd)

MEANING:
verb tr.: 1. To encircle or bind with a belt or band.
2. To surround.
3. To prepare for action (especially as "to gird one's loins").
verb tr., intr.: 4. To jeer.
noun: 5. A sarcastic remark.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1-3: From Old English gyrdan. Ultimately from the Indo-European root gher- (to enclose or grasp), which is also the source of such words as orchard, kindergarten, court, choir, courteous, French jardin (garden), Hindi gherna (to surround), yard, horticulture, curtilage, and garth. Earliest documented use: 950.
For 4-5: From Middle English girden, to strike. Earliest documented use: 1275.

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GIRDL - A constricting undergarment meant to enhance a Middle-European woman's figure; worn under a dirndl

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#214891 - 04/29/14 09:05 PM circle the wagons is what the cowboys did... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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...and is what the Indians did on horses

BIRD (amer. slang) - a rude gesture made by extending the middle finger upwards to indicate your dissatisfaction with your fellowman or men or Indians.

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#214905 - 04/30/14 03:20 PM I t'ought I taw a Puddy Tat [Re: jenny jenny]
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MEW

PRONUNCIATION: (myoo)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A cage for hawks, especially while molting.
2. A place for retiring or hiding.
3. In the UK, as mews, stables with living quarters. Also, a row of apartments converted from stables.
verb tr.: 4. To confine.
verb intr.: 5. To molt.
noun: 6. The high-pitched sound of a cat.
7. The characteristic sound of a gull.
8. A seagull (Larus canus).

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1-5: From Old French muer (to molt), from Latin mutare (to change). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mei- (to change -or move) that has also given us commute, mutual, migrate, common, mistake, immune, and excommunicate. Earliest documented use: 1375.
For 6-7: Of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1325.
For 8: From Old English maew. Earliest documented use: before 12th c.

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MEWA - pronounced MEE-wah. A state program for dealing with disasters suffered by small canaries with a speech impediment; acronym for Massachusetts Emergency Wecovewy Act.

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#214908 - 04/30/14 04:17 PM - - -can't talk either [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MEWT - A deaf newt.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (04/30/14 04:18 PM)
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#214909 - 04/30/14 05:11 PM Re: - - -can't talk either [Re: LukeJavan8]
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MEWT - A deaf newt.

Where's my "Like" button?

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#214910 - 04/30/14 05:43 PM Re: - - -can't talk either [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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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]
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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]
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#214923 - 05/01/14 11:44 AM You DO know Jack spit and you sure know GIANTS! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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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]
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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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FEMAL – Evil woman.

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#214930 - 05/01/14 04:24 PM The problem with FEMAL [Re: Tromboniator]
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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]
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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]
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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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#214946 - 05/02/14 12:06 PM - - - not French [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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KOLE Kale with a cold
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#214958 - 05/03/14 11:00 AM Well: As long as we're in the South [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BOLES - two foreign words used extensively in backwoods Alabama and Mississippi to describe others, not because the people are particularly multi-lingual, but because the words are onomatopoeic and therefore self-explanatory i.e.

From Latin bolus (lump), from Greek bolos (clod).

Examples: You bolos! You Bolus! You damn yankee!


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#214964 - 05/04/14 07:31 AM Re: The problem with FEMAL [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny


But Trombo, all women are evil unless they are your mother.


My mother was a chemist who played cello. Evil as can be. Oh, wait: my wife's a mathematician who plays clarinet. Tie-breaker: my wife has red hair. Makes my mother an angel.

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#214968 - 05/04/14 11:48 PM Re: The problem with FEMAL [Re: Tromboniator]
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Worry not, good Tromboner, one distant day your wife's hair will turn grey and once again she'll become the sweetheart you courted.

And I have some ocean front property I'll sell you cheap in Montana.

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#214973 - 05/05/14 10:53 AM first effort [Re: jenny jenny]
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ANANIAS

PRONUNCIATION: (an-uh-NY-uhs)

MEANING: noun: A liar.

ETYMOLOGY: After Ananias, who along with his wife Sapphira, was struck dead for lying. They sold a piece of land. Instead of giving away all of the proceeds from the sale, they kept a portion for themselves, to the displeasure of Peter. Earliest documented use: 1876.

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ANALIAS - a fictitious name, intended to deceive

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#214977 - 05/05/14 11:59 AM Re: first effort [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ONANIAS- a spurious method of birth control
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#214978 - 05/05/14 02:29 PM Honest effort [Re: LukeJavan8]
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BANANIAS - the false banana. Once grown by liars in ancient Lycia who got filthy rich before they were invaded by Greeks bearing gifts.

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#214979 - 05/05/14 04:26 PM Re: The problem with FEMAL [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Worry not, good Tromboner, one distant day your wife's hair will turn grey and once again she'll become the sweetheart you courted.

And I have some ocean front property I'll sell you cheap in Montana.


a) It's already turning; b) She always has been; c) At the rate the local glaciers are melting, I'll be living on beachfront property in a couple of years.

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#214981 - 05/06/14 09:46 AM A First Effort Towards Understanding Words [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Once you label me you negate me.

-Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher (1813-1855)

Logically extend these words and you will understand the function of words and ultimately the why of life. ()

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#214982 - 05/06/14 11:46 AM Tuesday's Word Solomon and good advice [Re: jenny jenny]
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Solomon

PRONUNCIATION: (SOL-uh-muhn)

MEANING:
noun: A very wise person.

ETYMOLOGY: In the Old Testament, Solomon, a king of Israel, was known for his wisdom. According to one story, he identified the real mother of a baby by suggesting to the two quarreling women that the child be cut into two and shared between them. The real mother agreed to give up the child instead, and was proclaimed as the true mother. Earliest documented use: 1554.
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SOLOMOM - a single mom who foolishly believes that female influence is all her child needs to morph into becoming a complete human adult.


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#214986 - 05/06/14 05:41 PM Re: Tuesday's Word Solomon and good advice [Re: jenny jenny]
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Solocon – A grifter who, wisely, works alone.

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#214987 - 05/06/14 09:44 PM chukkers [Re: Tromboniator]
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POLOMON - a game played in Jamaica with mallets and a ball, by riders on horses

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#215388 - 05/07/14 02:17 PM Re: chukkers [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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