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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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a dime against a donut it ain't smile

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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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#214909 - 04/30/14 05:11 PM Re: - - -can't talk either [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
MEWT - A deaf newt.

Where's my "Like" button?

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