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#215386 - 05/07/14 01:50 PM Mensopause III
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...restarting because our alphabetical spammer has posted in Mensopause II, and Moderatrix can't delete if the post has been replied to...
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SAMSON

PRONUNCIATION: (SAM-suhn)

MEANING: noun: A man of extraordinary physical strength.

ETYMOLOGY: After Samson, a judge in the Old Testament, known for his great strength. From Hebrew Simson (man of sun). Earliest documented use: 1565

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SANSAN - a tiny piquant-tasting lozenge for freshening the breath of Japanese gentlemen

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#215390 - 05/07/14 04:09 PM Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SANSOON - a snide comment (usually whispered) to express the opinion that you think someone will be soon be sent to a loony-bin.

Etymology: a combine of san a pejorative term for a insane asylum and soon indicating...uh...soon.

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#215393 - 05/07/14 07:58 PM SAMSON [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Quote:

SANSAN - a tiny piquant-tasting lozenge for freshening the breath of Japanese gentlemen

Hey, Wofa, that's TWO changes. You can't do that, it's against the Roooz !

Oops, you're right. I take it back. Try again:

SALMSON - red caviar, hatched and grown-up

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#215396 - 05/07/14 10:47 PM Re: SAMSON one 'mo time [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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INDIAN GIVER! frown



RAMSON
- a ransom paid in wild garlic (Old World tradition)

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#216650 - 05/08/14 11:26 AM Where's that Yoda when you need him? [Re: jenny jenny]
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JEREMIAD

PRONUNCIATION: (jer-uh-MY-uhd)

MEANING: noun: A long lamentation, mournful complaint, or a prophecy of doom.

ETYMOLOGY: After Jeremiah, a Hebrew prophet during the seventh and sixth centuries BCE, who prophesied the fall of the kingdom of Judah and whose writings are collected in Lamentations in the Old Testament. Earliest documented use: 1780. Also see jeremiah.

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JEDEMIAD - A long lamentation, mournful complaint, or a prophecy of doom, regarding the return of the Empire for three more episodes...with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, plus younger versions of same

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#216651 - 05/08/14 12:53 PM Wofa....Yoda is not real. He was made up by a hack [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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VEREMIAD- what the people will be after they spend trillions to keep the sea from rising and it falls instead.

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#216655 - 05/09/14 12:58 AM Ah, that Methuselah! He was wise beyond his years. [Re: jenny jenny]
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Methuselah

PRONUNCIATION: (meh-THOO-zuh-luh)
MEANING:
noun:
1. An extremely old person.
2. An oversized wine bottle holding approximately six liters.
ETYMOLOGY:
After the biblical figure Methuselah, who is said to have lived 969 years. Earliest documented use: 1390.
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METHUSER-AH - ah, O Saki, it is said that the meth user will be dead within 969 days. That, O Saki, is a lie. A meth user is dead on the first day.


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#216658 - 05/09/14 09:56 PM 'Atsa toughie [Re: jenny jenny]
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Well, there's METH/USE/LAW, but you used that idea already.

Or METH/SELAH - best you pause and think soberly about using that stuff

I think I'll go with
METHOUSELAH - the sixth note of an opera singer's scale (MET HOUSE "LAH")

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#216659 - 05/10/14 12:21 PM Re: 'Atsa toughie [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I think I'll go with
METHOUSELAH - the sixth note of an opera singer's scale (MET HOUSE "LAH")



Hey, not bad, Codoc.

To my many self-described highbrow friends I will begin describing my many pothead friends as being...
"...higher than a MET House Lah". smile

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#216665 - 05/12/14 01:06 AM Monday's Word: Two for one. [Re: jenny jenny]
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lazaretto

PRONUNCIATION: (laz-uh-RET-o)
MEANING:
noun:
1. A medical facility for people with infectious diseases.
2. A building or ship used for quarantine.
3. On a ship, a space between decks used as storage.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian lazzaretto, a blend of lazzaro + Nazareto. Lazzaro is the Italian version of the name Lazarus, the name of a beggar covered in sores as described in the New Testament (Luke 16:20). Nazareto was the nickname of a hospital, after Santa Maria di Nazareth, the name of the Church on the island where it was located. Earliest documented use: 1549.
USAGE:
"The Council House was a frame building, away from the rest, that had been built in the old, wilder days as a lazaretto for surly drunks."
Kurt Vonnegut; Player Piano; Charles Scribner's Sons; 1952.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun. -Katharine Hepburn, an actress who had fun for 96 years (1907-2003)
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LAZYRETTO - a mental hospital for purposeless people who don't know that just being alive is fun.

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#216666 - 05/12/14 09:19 AM Monday's Word [Re: jenny jenny]
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PLAZARETTO - a very small public gathering place, the center of a tiny village

LAMARETTO - a sweet almond-flavored cordial preferred by Buddhist monks

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#216680 - 05/13/14 01:08 PM Hey bumptiouses! Today's Word is BUMPTIOUS [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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bumptious

PRONUNCIATION: (BUHMP-shuhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Self-assertive in an obnoxious way.
ETYMOLOGY:
Probably a blend of bump + fractious or a blend of bump + presumptuous. Earliest documented use: 1803.
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BUMTIOUS - the attribute of having a shapely bum.
As in the song:
I can't dance
I can't talk
The only thing about me
Is the way I walk



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#216684 - 05/13/14 08:36 PM Re: Hey bumptiouses! Today's Word is BUMPTIOUS [Re: jenny jenny]
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UMPTIOUS - making wild and arbitrary calls at the plate, throwing people out of the game for no reason - in short, acting like a spoiled and overindulged baseball referee. A combination of "RAMBUNCTIOUS" and ... oh, you get the point.

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#216686 - 05/14/14 12:37 AM Bad people over riding constitutional law [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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slimsy

PRONUNCIATION: (SLIM-zee)
MEANING:
adjective: Flimsy; frail.
ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of slim + flimsy. Earliest documented use: 1845.
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SLIMEY -
1) worse than slimsy
2) like a snake
3) like slime
4) like a politician

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#216697 - 05/14/14 03:07 PM If it was winter, this'd be a Christmas Carroll [Re: jenny jenny]
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SHIMSY - borogoves that twerk
(a combination of shimmy and mimsy, as in "Mimsy were the borogoves." I know it's true, because I read it in Jabbewocky.)

And then there's SLIMSTY, a resort for pigs on a diet



PS: Has anyone proposed that "twerk" is a combination of "Twist" and "Jerk"?


Edited by wofahulicodoc (05/14/14 09:14 PM)
Edit Reason: afterthought

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#216704 - 05/15/14 09:28 AM A song about Slim in Mississippi [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A ditty-wah-ditty about Slim and a waterfall in Mississippi

Me and Slimsy were climbing atop a waterfall in Mississippi.
Suddenly Slimsy slipsy and then slidsy and slamsy into the slime pool below. Slimsy can't swimsy but that didn't matter. The highest waterfall in flat Mississippi is measured in inches.


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#216705 - 05/15/14 10:51 AM speak softly and carry a big one [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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STICTION

PRONUNCIATION: (STIK-shuhn)

MEANING: noun: The frictional force that must be overcome to set one object in motion when it is in contact with another.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of static + friction. Earliest documented use: 1946.

[Lectors note: I would propose it's rather "sticky + friction.")

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STICKION - a microscopic subatomic Post-It note for labelling atoms

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#216707 - 05/15/14 11:11 AM Thursday's blendword is STICTION [Re: jenny jenny]
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stiction

PRONUNCIATION: (STIK-shuhn)
MEANING:
noun: The frictional force that must be overcome to set one object in motion when it is in contact with another.
ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of static + friction. Earliest documented use: 1946.

USAGE:
"Thom watched the nurse's backside as she left the low gravity and the stiction in her shoes made her suggestive."
R.E. Wilder; Captain Thom and Orions Thunder; Dog Ear Publishing; 2009.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before. -Clifton Fadiman, editor and critic (1904-1999)
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TICTION (TICK-shuhn ) - The frictional force that must be overcome to set one object in motion when it is in contact with another.

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#216708 - 05/15/14 11:26 AM Re: Thursday's blendword is STICTION [Re: jenny jenny]
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Also -

TICTION - why it's so hard to get that blasted bloated blood-sucking insect off. Today, a biting tick; tomorrow, Lyme disease !!

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#216720 - 05/16/14 02:04 PM Re: Thursday's blendword is STICTION [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MUZZY

PRONUNCIATION:
(MUHZ-ee)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Mentally confused.
2. Blurred; indistinct.

ETYMOLOGY: Perhaps a blend of muddled + fuzzy. Earliest documented use: 1728.

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MR UZZY - the guy who invented that popular semi-automatic machine pistol

MUZZA - a less popular Greek fast food; found on the menu four lines above PIZZA

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#216722 - 05/16/14 02:50 PM Who's afraid of Fuzzy Wuzzy? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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WUZZY - the politically incorrect term "muzzy" in the 1728 folkpoem cited below* was changed to "wuzzy" in 2008 because it was feared that it might offend the world's wild-eyed radical Muslims. Instead the word "wuzzy" offended the wild-eyed radical feminists of the world regardless of their creed, race, color, or lack thereof. crazy

*Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was she?

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#216738 - 05/19/14 09:44 AM Word of Today: OPHELIAN [Re: jenny jenny]
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Ophelian

PRONUNCIATION:(o-FEE-lee-uhn)
MEANING:
adjective: Displaying madness, suicidal tendencies, and similar characteristics.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Ophelia, a character in Shakespeare's Hamlet, who is driven to insanity and kills herself. Earliest documented use: 1903.
USAGE:
"She had an Ophelian streak of potential craziness that he had, since day one, deemed wiser to steer clear of."
Jean-Christophe Valtat; Aurorarama; Melville House; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely. -Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and painter (1930-1965)
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OPHELLIAN (adj.) - the L added to emphasize the depths of Ophelia's madness and pain.

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#216745 - 05/19/14 03:28 PM or, The Moor the Merrier [Re: jenny jenny]
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OTHELIAN - well-meaning, parent-wise, but ultimately frustrated by the squabblings of his children.


(Oops. Should have been more leery of that one, and looked it up before I posted, not after.)


Edited by wofahulicodoc (05/20/14 01:13 PM)
Edit Reason: I need to reread those plays...

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#216751 - 05/20/14 12:45 PM Tuesday's word: BENEDICT [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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benedict

PRONUNCIATION: (BEN-i-dikt)
MEANING:
noun: A newly married man, especially one who was previously thought to be a confirmed bachelor.
ETYMOLOGY:
From alteration of Benedick, character in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Earliest documented use: 1821.
USAGE:
"Columbus Moise, the old bachelor lawyer, who is soon to be a benedict, answered the toast."
Miguel Antonio Otero; My Life on the Frontier, 1882-1897; 1935.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: ****
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. -John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806-1873)

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BENEDIT (BIN-et-it) - heavy-handed editing as with an axe.

ETYMOLOGY: Shakespeare's drinking companion, Ben Jonson, edited several of Shakespeare's plays, mostly with spleen and spite.
After reading a yet-unnamed play Ben scrawled in big letters across the cover, THIS IS MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. The bard set down his drink and said "Rightly so, Ben" Then smiled.


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#216752 - 05/20/14 01:19 PM Re: Tuesday's word: BENEDICT [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BENTDICT - afflickted with chordee. See Jack Shaftoe, in Neal Stephenson's Baroque Trilogy, if you need a really long Summer read.

BESEDICT- kiss and tell

BENEDIRT - rich loamy soil

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#216758 - 05/20/14 11:44 PM Re: Tuesday's word: BENEDICT [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BENEVICT - a movement to evict Bums, Elves, and Ne'er-do-wells who live their lives in public buildings where government people work...or, uh...don't work.

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#216760 - 05/21/14 10:11 AM A Word A Wednesday: HAMLET [Re: jenny jenny]
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Hamlet

PRONUNCIATION:(HAM-lit)
MEANING:
noun:
1. An apprehensive, indecisive person.
2. A small village.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: After Hamlet, the prince of Denmark in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. The opening of Hamlet's soliloquy "To be, or not to be" is among the best-known lines in literature. Earliest documented use: 1903.
For 2: From Old French hamelet, diminutive of hamel (village), which itself is a diminutive of ham (village). Ultimately from the Indo-European root tkei- (to settle or dwell), which also gave us home, haunt, hangar, and site. Earliest documented use: 1330.

NOTES:
The idiom "Hamlet without the Prince" is used to refer to an event or a performance taking place without its main character. USAGE:
"With some he is a Hamlet, a divided man who is always questioning himself."
John S. Dunne; Time And Myth; University of Notre Dame Press; 2012.

"The Baroness was right on one point: he was a Hamlet; his soliloquy might have run, 'To be married or not to be married / That is the question.'"
Herbert Leibowitz; "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You": The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; 2011.
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SHAMLET -
1) a Potemkin Village
2) Hamlet without the Prince


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#216764 - 05/21/14 01:45 PM Re: A Word A Wednesday: HAMLET [Re: jenny jenny]
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HARMLET - (diminutive) a peccadillo that doesn't hurt anyone very much. Compare "tortle"

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#216770 - 05/22/14 03:16 AM Re: A Word A Wednesday: HAMLET [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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HARLET – A little joke.

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#216771 - 05/22/14 10:20 AM If y ou say so... [Re: Tromboniator]
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BARDOLPHIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (bar-DOL-fee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Having a red complexion, especially a red nose.

ETYMOLOGY: After Bardolph, a character in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, who was noted for his red nose. Earliest documented use: 1756. Another character from these plays who has become a word in English is Falstaff.

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BARDOLPHIN - a lawyer with a white hat (to distinguish itself from the sharks)

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#216779 - 05/22/14 01:06 PM Word up Thuesday: BARDOLPHIAN. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Bardolphian

PRONUNCIATION: (bar-DOL-fee-uhn)
MEANING:
adjective: Having a red complexion, especially a red nose.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Bardolph, a character in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, who was noted for his red nose. Earliest documented use: 1756. Another character from these plays who has become a word in English is Falstaff.
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BARDOLPHIN - a man who drinks like a fish

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#216780 - 05/22/14 01:23 PM BARDOLPHINSs of the world, unite!. [Re: jenny jenny]
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(Yours is much closer to the spirits of the original!)

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#216782 - 05/22/14 02:00 PM Re: BARDOLPHINSs of the world, unite!. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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(Yours is much closer to the spirits of the original!)


Ok, continuing the spirit of spirits...

BARDOLLPHIAN - a sexy woman who serves men drinks and teases them for big tips

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#216787 - 05/22/14 05:18 PM Re: BARDOLPHINSs of the world, unite!. [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(Yours is much closer to the spirits of the original!)


Ok, continuing the spirit of spirits...

BARDOLLPHIAN - a sexy woman who serves men drinks and teases them for big tips


...in the City of Brotherly Love?

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#216788 - 05/22/14 10:31 PM Re: BARDOLPHINSs of the world, unite!. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(Yours is much closer to the spirits of the original!)


Ok, continuing the spirit of spirits...

BARDOLLPHIAN - a sexy woman who serves men drinks and teases them for big tips


...in the City of Brotherly Love?


Get hip, Wolfman, today Philadelphia is the City of Bro' Love

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#216789 - 05/23/14 08:46 AM An apothegm oft proclaims the man: POLONIAN [Re: jenny jenny]
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Polonian

PRONUNCIATION:(po-LO-nee-uhn)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Abounding in aphoristic expressions.
2. A native or inhabitant of Poland.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: After Polonius, a courtier and the father of Ophelia in Shakespeare's play Hamlet, known for his moralistic apothegms. Earliest documented use: 1847.
For 2: From Latin Polonia (Poland). Earliest documented use: 1533.
NOTES:
Some of Shakespeare's best-known quotations come out of Polonius's mouth. As his son Laertes heads for France, Polonius advises:

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend."

"This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."

At another time, he says: "Brevity is the soul of wit."
As happens with quotations, some of his words have become simplified and sharpened with time, such as from the original "For the apparel oft proclaims the man." to "Clothes make the man."
USAGE:
"A few Polonian precepts can do something to indicate whether or not a scientist is cut out for collaboration."
P.B. Medawar; Advice To A Young Scientist; Harper and Row; 1980.
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POOLONIAN - a press pool reporter whose reportal wit comes entirely from the book "Zippy Words of Awesome Cliches for the Dull".

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#216794 - 05/23/14 10:29 AM Hollywood rides high [Re: jenny jenny]
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POXONIAN- a curse on Magneto and Gandalf and the whole lot of 'em. Maybe Emperor Palpatine too, but that's another story.

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#216799 - 05/23/14 09:47 PM A word without a living example. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SOLONIAN [us] - what none of our current politicians are


shocked

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#216820 - 05/26/14 09:32 AM .MEMORIAL DAY: reprehend [Re: jenny jenny]
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reprehend

PRONUNCIATION (rep-ri-HEND)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To disapprove or to reprimand.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin reprehendere (to hold back, to censure), from re- (intensive) + prehendere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize or to take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, pregnant, osprey, prison, get, impregnable, impresa, and prise. Earliest documented use: 1382.
USAGE:
"The false quotation was therefore one of those flashy worthless attempts at wit that I so much reprehend in others."
Patrick O'Brian; The Truelove; W.W. Norton; 1993.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Never cut what you can untie. -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)
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REPREHEN - to scold the chicken who ate the corn but didn't lay an egg. Scold her twice before she doesn't lay another egg because some chickens are dim-witted.

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#216822 - 05/26/14 10:20 AM MEMORIAL DAY: reprehend [Re: jenny jenny]
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PREPREHEND - the ultimate in Thought Police: scolding you for something before you even think of doing it...

(I'll be AFthisK for the next few days too - it's going to feel a bit strange but I'm sure you'll get along fine without me...)

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#216825 - 05/26/14 12:45 PM Re: MEMORIAL DAY: reprehend [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PREPREHEND - the ultimate in Thought Police: scolding you for something before you even think of doing it...

(I'll be AFthisK for the next few days too - it's going to feel a bit strange but I'm sure you'll get along fine without me...)


Yessir, WD, Your "PREPREHEND" will be a hard one to match.
And besides, I can amuse myself for a few days by trying to decipher "AFthisK". smile

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#216838 - 05/27/14 06:53 PM Do words have weight? GRAVITAS [Re: jenny jenny]
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gravitas

PRONUNCIATION: (GRAV-i-tas)
MEANING:
noun: Seriousness, dignity, or weightiness.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin gravis (serious). Earliest documented use: 1924.
USAGE:
"To some early critics, Mr. Büsser's playful choice lacked gravitas."
Victoria Gomelsky; Iconic Names for Iconic Watches; The New York Times; Feb 24, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false. -Lawrence M. Krauss, theoretical physicist (b. 1954)
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GRAVITASK - a chore of utmost import to mankind's understanding of everything i.e. since no one has ever seen a wave or a particle it is only by faith that we conceptualize the existence of matter.

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#216841 - 05/28/14 08:44 AM Wednesday: LANGUID [Re: jenny jenny]
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PRONUNCIATION:(LANG-gwid)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Lacking vigor or vitality.
2. Lacking interest.
3. Pleasantly lazy and calm.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin languere (to languish). Earliest documented use: 1595.
USAGE:
"Tahiti today is not the calm South Seas paradise depicted in Paul Gauguin's paintings of languid Polynesian women."
South Sea Bubble; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 11, 2004.

[See more usage examples of languid in Vocabulary.com's dictionary]

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Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)
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LANGUILD - a cult of lazy monks

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#216846 - 05/28/14 03:31 PM Re: Wednesday: LANGUID 2 [Re: jenny jenny]
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ELANGUID (ee LAN gwid) - the opposite of being languid

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#216848 - 05/28/14 06:28 PM Re: Wednesday: LANGUID 3 [Re: jenny jenny]
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LANGUIDE - the pleasant Polynesian girl who guides you to all the best bars on the island.

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#216849 - 05/28/14 06:48 PM Re: Wednesday: LANGUID 4 [Re: jenny jenny]
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SLANGUID - the overuse of slang words by a someone who thinks that he is hip, but what he really is, is lazy.

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#216851 - 05/28/14 11:31 PM Re: Wednesday: LANGUID 5 [Re: jenny jenny]
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ANGUID LIZARDS:
1) a small family of useful lizards that only eat slugs and bugs.
2) a human being with the same traits.

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#216852 - 05/29/14 10:11 AM Thursday's perusal : PERFUSE [Re: jenny jenny]
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perfuse

PRONUNCIATION: (puhr-FYOOZ)
MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To spread over as a liquid, color, light, aroma, etc.
2. To force a liquid, such as blood, through an organ or tissue.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin perfundere (to drench), from per- (through) + fundere (to pour). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gheu- (to pour), which is also the source of funnel, font, fuse, diffuse, gust, gush, geyser, and infundibuliform. Earliest documented use: 1425.
USAGE:
"The heady aroma of strong coffee perfused the cozy kitchen."
Olivia Cunning; Hot Ticket; Sourcebooks; 2013.
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SERFUSE - items set aside for use by serfs only.
Examples: hoe, rake, shovel, etc.

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#216860 - 05/29/14 08:23 PM Re: Thursday's perusal : PERFUSE [Re: jenny jenny]
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HERFUSE - to hefuse means "NO"; to herfuse means "maybe".
Or vice versa.

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#216863 - 05/29/14 09:57 PM I'm b-a-a-a-ck!... [Re: jenny jenny]
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PELFUSE - how you spend your ill-gotten gains after a nefarious caper
PERFUS - what they'll do if they find us


PEROUSE - an episode of nocturia

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#216864 - 05/29/14 11:32 PM Re: I'm b-a-a-a-ck!... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?
Isn't that what Jack Nicholson said after axing the door?

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#216866 - 05/30/14 10:11 AM Good Word Friday: NOESIS [Re: jenny jenny]
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PRONUNCIATION:(no-EE-sis)
MEANING:
noun:
1. Cognition; perception.
2. The exercise of reason.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek noesis (thought), from noein (to think, to perceive), from nous (mind). Earliest documented use: 1881.
USAGE:
"The noesis of the fact that tigers roamed these areas since there were no boundaries, nor fences in this forest, didn't jab much at me."
Vishal Gupta; A Bittersweet Nostalgia; Strategic Book Publishing; 2012.
"In an attempt to recollect the former few days, flashes of noesis pervaded my concentration."
Jane E. Hill; So, Here I Stand; AuthorHouse; 2010.

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. -Ben Hecht, screenwriter, playwright, novelist, director, and producer.
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KNOESIS - the perception that you know something when you don't

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#216871 - 05/30/14 03:49 PM Huis Clos [Re: jenny jenny]
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NOEXIS - the theme of a Sartrirical play

NOHESIS - the theme of an entire genre of Japanese play

NOASIS - We're never gonna get out of the desert alive!

NOMESIS - 1. an anti-nausea medicine; 2. my relative in Alaska

NOPESIS - refusing to go along with your sister (see also NOASIS)

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#216874 - 05/31/14 09:32 PM Huis Clos is cul de sac redux [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MOESIS - the exercise of reason by The Three Stooges

Examples:

Curly: "I don't see a single cow. I don't even see a married one."

Moe: Let's do the Elevator Dance.
Curly: I don't know how.
Moe: Fathead! There are no steps.[slap]

Curly:(screaming) I CAN'T SEE! I CAN'T SEE!
Moe: Why can't you see, Fathead?
Curly: My eyes are shut.
Moe: [SLAP][SLAP][SLAP]

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#216875 - 05/31/14 10:13 PM Re: Huis Clos is cul de sac redux [Re: jenny jenny]
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Nice one!

(I really miss the Like button sometimes)

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#216877 - 05/31/14 11:19 PM Re: Huis Clos is cul de sac redux [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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#216878 - 06/01/14 11:16 AM Re: Huis Clos is cul de sac redux [Re: Tromboniator]
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:-)

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#216884 - 06/02/14 12:58 AM A hella way to start Monday: sulfurous/sulphurous [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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sulfurous or sulphurous

PRONUNCIATION: (SUHL-fuhr-uhs, suhl-FYOOR-uhs)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Relating to or resembling sulfur.
2. Pale yellow.
3. Fiery; hellish.
4. Hot-tempered.
5. Profane, blasphemous.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sulfur. Earliest documented use: 1530.
USAGE:
"And like a screeching harpy screaming up from the sulfurous depths of Hell, Kim Kardashian has sensed our happiness and seeks to destroy it..."

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. -Thomas Hardy, novelist and poet (1840-1928)
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SULFURIOUS - to be mad as Hell at folks in Heaven.

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#216894 - 06/02/14 01:18 PM Re: A hella way to start Monday: sulfurous/sulphurous [Re: jenny jenny]
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SULFUROUT - Get those rotten eggs out of here !

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#216899 - 06/03/14 12:06 PM What I need is a catalytic converter: CATALYST [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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catalyst

PRONUNCIATION: (KAT-uh-list)

MEANING:
noun
1. A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without changing itself.
2. Someone or something that causes an event or change to happen.
ETYMOLOGY:
Via Latin, from Greek katalusis, from kataluein (to dissolve), from kata- (down) + luein (loosen). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leu- (to loosen, divide), which is also the source of forlorn, lag, loss, solve, analysis, and resolute. Earliest documented use: 1902.
USAGE:
"Doctoroff had seen how the Games served as a growth catalyst for host cities -- Tokyo expanded its subway system, Atlanta transformed its downtown."
Ken Auletta; After Bloomberg; The New Yorker; Aug 26, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. -Allen Ginsberg said in his book "Madness Sells". (1926-1997)
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CAVALYST - a caver who instigates others to go down while he remains on top

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#216904 - 06/03/14 10:13 PM git along, little dogies [Re: jenny jenny]
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CATALOST - nobody can find my herd since they stampeded!

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#216911 - 06/04/14 02:49 PM Re: git along, little dogies [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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FULMINATE

PRONUNCIATION: (FUHL-muh-nayt, FOOL-, -mih-)

MEANING:
noun: An explosive salt of fulminic acid.
verb tr., intr.: 1. To explode or to cause to explode. 2. To issue denunciations.

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FULLINATE - this flower is completely fertilized; no more bees, please!

FULTINATE - the new ruler of Oman has a speech impediment and nobody dares to tell him

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#216913 - 06/04/14 04:21 PM Time is relative to the excitement of the event [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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FULMINUTE - to fully experence every second of life by dancing barefoot on hot coals for a full minute. ()

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#216927 - 06/05/14 09:05 PM putting a different spin on it: Friday [Re: jenny jenny]
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ACIDIC

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-SID-ik)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to or containing acid.
2. Having a sour or sharp taste.
3. Bitter or cutting (e.g. a remark).

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin acidus (sour), from acere (to be sour). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ak- (sharp), which is also the source of acrid, vinegar, acute, edge, hammer, heaven, eager, oxygen, and mediocre. Earliest documented use: 1868.

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ACIDISC - a Frisbee painted with a psychedelic pattern; watching it spin after you throw it will disrupt your thought processes

ACIDICK - what you get when you cross a donkey with a white whale

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#216930 - 06/06/14 12:48 AM putting a different sheen on it: Friday [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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LACIDIC - a tree imbued with a secretion of the female lac bug which when processed becomes shellac

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#216942 - 06/06/14 07:51 PM Final word of this week: BRIMSTONE [Re: jenny jenny]
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brimstone

PRONUNCIATION:(BRIM-stohn)

MEANING: noun:
1. Sulfur.
2. Fiery rhetoric, especially one filled with references to hell.
3. An ill-tempered, overbearing woman.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English brynstan, from brinnen (to burn) + stan (stone). Earliest documented use: 1300.

NOTES:
The Bible has many references to fire and brimstone pointing to burning in hell. Accordingly, the term "fire and brimstone" is used to refer to speech involving strong language, condemnation, damnation, etc., for example: a fire and brimstone preacher.

USAGE:
"One of the things that makes Alan Clark so compelling a writer is the whiff of brimstone that comes off him, what Mr Cornwell describes as his 'potential for evil'."
Old Nick Rides Again; The Economist (London, UK); Oct 1, 2009.

"Under all that fire and brimstone, you're an old softy at heart."
Michael Morpurgo; War Horse; Scholastic; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths. -Aleksandr Pushkin, poet, novelist, playwright (1799-1837)
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BRIMSTORE - place to go for the best prices on fire and brim

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#216958 - 06/07/14 01:07 PM better late than [Re: jenny jenny]
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BRIESTONE - a hunk of soft cheese that's been left unnoticed so long it turned rock hard

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#216963 - 06/07/14 07:12 PM Damn that Rimstone! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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RIMSTONE - Rimstone dams form where there is some gradient, and hence flow, over the edge of a pool. Crystallization begins to occur at the air/water/rock interface. The turbulence caused by flow over the edge of the building dam may contribute to the outgassing or loss of carbon dioxide from water, and result in precipitation of mineral on this edge.

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#216964 - 06/08/14 07:27 AM Re: Damn that Rimstone! [Re: jenny jenny]
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Gee, I thought a RIMSTONE was the thing that deflected your golf ball just before it could fall into the cup...

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#216966 - 06/08/14 08:18 AM Re: Damn that Rimstone! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Gee, I thought a RIMSTONE was the thing that deflected your golf ball just before it could fall into the cup...



smile rolling drum, cymbals clash... RIMSHOT! laugh

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#216977 - 06/09/14 12:46 AM Re: Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ANTELOPE - to run off with your mother’s sister
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#216988 - 06/09/14 11:01 AM Monday's word to invigorate: DISPOSITIVE [Re: Bazr]
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dispositive

PRONUNCIATION:(dis-POZ-i-tiv)
MEANING:
adjective: Relating to or bringing about the settlement of a case.
ETYMOLOGY:
From dispose, from Old French disposer, from Latin disponere (to arrange), from dis- (apart) + ponere (to put). Ultimately from the Indo-European root apo- (off or away), which is also the source of pose, apposite, after, off, awkward, post, puny, apposite, and apropos. Earliest documented use: 1483.
USAGE:
"The Justice Department subsequently asked the National Academy of Sciences to re-examine the Dictabelt evidence and it concluded it was not dispositive, which naturally led to years of debate among forensic acoustic experts."
Ron Rosenbaum; Seeing Zapruder; Smithsonian (Washington, DC); Oct 2013.

"Marilyn Yalom supplements her summaries of love in French culture with lively, if hardly dispositive, anecdotes from her own encounters with France and the French.
How the French Invented Love; The New Yorker; Feb 4, 2013.
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DISPOSILIVE - to resurrect a contention that was thought to be setttled

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#216995 - 06/09/14 08:47 PM Re: Monday's word to invigorate: DISPOSITIVE [Re: jenny jenny]
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DISCPOSITIVE - a round flattened anode

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#216997 - 06/10/14 12:03 AM Re: Monday's word to invigorate: DISPOSITIVE [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DISPOSITIE - a diminutive used to diminish someone who disses your posit

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#216998 - 06/10/14 02:02 AM Wed wurd without wit: holograph [Re: jenny jenny]
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holograph

PRONUNCIATION: (HOL-uh-graf)
MEANING:
noun: 1. A document handwritten by its author.
adjective: 2 Handwritten by the author.
noun: 3. A hologram: a three-dimensional image created using laser.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1, 2: Via Latin, from Greek holographos, from holos (whole) + -graphos (written). Earliest documented use: 1623.
For 3: From holography, which was coined from hologram on the pattern of photography, from Greek holos (whole). Earliest documented use: 1968
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SOLOGRAPH - a selfie taken without a partner

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#217002 - 06/10/14 07:02 AM Re: Wed wurd without wit: holograph [Re: jenny jenny]
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HOLDGRAPH - The easel broke; you show the charts for my presentation

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#217003 - 06/10/14 07:25 AM starting with "holograph" [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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OLDGRAPH - a selfie taken many years ago.


Edited by Bazr (06/10/14 09:26 AM)
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#217006 - 06/10/14 08:54 AM starting with "holograph" [Re: Bazr]
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HOLOGRAPE - the image of the source of fine beverages (makes non-alcoholic wine)

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#217008 - 06/10/14 09:22 AM Starting with holograph [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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HULAGRAPE - a fruit grown in Hawaii


Edited by Bazr (06/10/14 09:25 AM)
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#217010 - 06/10/14 12:07 PM Starting with holograph and moving only one letter [Re: Bazr]
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HOLYGRAPH - a contrived hockey stick graph that end-of-worlders cite as gospel that seas are rising, Earth is burning, and earthlings can only be saved by buying carbon credits from governments.

***Bull Hockey!
And I have some ocean front property you can buy in Colorado.
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#217019 - 06/11/14 07:59 AM Start with plutarchy [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PLUTARCHY

PRONUNCIATION:
(PLOO-tahr-kee)

MEANING:
noun: 1. Rule by the wealthy. 2. A wealthy ruling class.

ETYMOLOGY:
The Greek biographer Plutarch (c. 46-120 CE) has no connection with this word. Rather, it's Ploutos, the god of riches in Greek mythology. The word (and its synonym plutocracy and the word plutolatry) are derived from Greek pluto- (wealth) + archos (ruler), from arkhein (to rule). Earliest documented use: 1643.

USAGE:
"Boston's upper crust made sure that they had an unfair advantage over their less fortunate neighbors, an advantage intended to perpetuate plutarchy and a socially stratified society."
Keith Krawczynski; Daily Life in the Colonial City; Greenwood; 2012.
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PLUTOITCHY - a dog with flees.


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#217021 - 06/11/14 10:57 AM Re: Start with plutarchy [Re: Bazr]
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Hey Bazr, the established protocol of the plutoarchy here is to make a single letter change so as to effect another meaning. As in U to O as below...

PLOTARCHY - the plot of the anuarchy here to make this game more challenging and fun. smile

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#217023 - 06/11/14 01:18 PM No, we're not all Republicans, but still... [Re: jenny jenny]
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PLUS-ARCHY - government on the misguided principle that More is better

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#217027 - 06/11/14 02:30 PM Re: No, we're not all Republicans, but still... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PLUTARCH - a historian, philosopher, poet, and member of the first Republican Tea Party of the First Century AD. (see qoute below)

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.
--- Plutarch

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#217032 - 06/11/14 04:51 PM Won't stand for it [Re: jenny jenny]
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GLUTARCHY – Government by those who do nothing but sit.

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#217033 - 06/11/14 04:54 PM Re: Start with plutarchy [Re: jenny jenny]
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Hey Bazr, the established protocol of the plutoarchy here is to make a single letter change so as to effect another meaning. As in U to O as below...

PLOTARCHY - the plot of the anuarchy here to make this game more challenging and fun. smile


Thanks Jenny Jenny. Learning as I go.
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#217042 - 06/12/14 07:06 AM Start at reproof [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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reproof

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-PROOF)

MEANING:
noun: Disapproval; blame.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French reprover (to criticize), from Latin reprobare (to disapprove), from re- (opposite) + probare (to approve), from probus (good). Earliest documented use: 1375.

USAGE:
"The nuns have continued to insist on their right to debate and challenge church teaching, which has resulted in the Vatican's reproof."
Laurie Goodstein; Nuns Weigh Response to Scathing Vatican Rebuke; The New York Times; Jul 29, 2012.

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RIPROOF - when your tent is damaged in a gale.
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#217045 - 06/12/14 08:37 AM Re: Start at reproof [Re: Bazr]
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Now Bazro, I don't mean you no reproof. But you'd best move out of that flimsy tent and get you a nice sturdy doublewide. Then when the next gale visits, you won't have to... (drop p)

REROOF - to put up a new roof where your old roof used to stay

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#217046 - 06/12/14 09:05 AM Re: Start at reproof [Re: Bazr]
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REPROF - Tenure or no tenure, that guy is senile and has to go or there'll be no students at all

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#217048 - 06/12/14 09:38 AM Re: Start at reproof [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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RE POOF ! - to fail to blow out all the birthday candles on the first try and yet be given another chance

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#217053 - 06/12/14 05:11 PM Re: Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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REDROOF - I like that colour. It goes with my bloodshot eyes from watching the World Cup!!
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#217054 - 06/12/14 08:21 PM Re: Mensopause III [Re: Bazr]
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PREPROOF - what it takes to convict you of preprehension (see 5/26/14, above)

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#217057 - 06/12/14 11:30 PM Re: Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PREPROOF - what it takes to convict you of preprehension (see 5/26/14, above)


Right on, Mister Wolfdoc, the term PREPROOF is a logical oxymoron; a contrived semantic construction used despairingly by those who practice pseudo science so as to preclude logical thought.

You know, like the Flat Earthers and Global Warmists. smile

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#217058 - 06/13/14 03:00 AM Re: Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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votary

PRONUNCIATION:
(VOH-tuh-ree)

MEANING:
noun: 1. One who is devoted to an activity, person, institution, etc.
noun: 2. One who has taken vows to a religion, such as a monk or nun.
adjective: Bound by a vow or relating to a vow.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin votum (vow), from vovere (to vow), which also gave us vow, vote, and devote. Earliest documented use: 1546.

USAGE:
"The issue has been a matter of debate with strong votaries on both sides."
Road to Basel; Financial Express (New Delhi, India); May 4, 2012.

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LOTARY - a game of chance where even the word is dodgy.
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#217064 - 06/13/14 01:06 PM Re: Mensopause III [Re: Bazr]
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VOLTARY noun

1) Voltaire's private library
2) electric chair
3) eclectic chair

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#217065 - 06/13/14 03:32 PM Re: Mensopause III [Re: jenny jenny]
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VOBARY - Spoonerized middle-class French woman with doomed upper-class aspirations, from a novel by Flaubert

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#217067 - 06/13/14 05:00 PM Re: Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Surely Blaufert.

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#217071 - 06/13/14 08:57 PM Re: Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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YOTARY - a place where you can park your yacht in silence.
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#217074 - 06/13/14 09:47 PM Re: Mensopause III [Re: Tromboniator]
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Surely Blaufert.

Yes. Him, too.

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#217076 - 06/14/14 12:29 AM Re: Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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VOTARDY - to stagger out of the bar after the polls are closed

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#217079 - 06/14/14 03:07 AM Re: Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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VATARY - a wine cellar
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#217128 - 06/16/14 05:06 AM start with camarilla [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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camarilla

PRONUNCIATION:
(kam-uh-RIL-uh, Spanish: kah-mah-REE-yah)

MEANING:
noun: A group of confidential scheming advisers.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish, diminutive of cámara (chamber), from Latin camera (room), from Greek kamara (an object with an arched cover). Earliest documented use: 1839.

USAGE:
"In China ... successions to a bureaucratic collective leadership are managed by a tiny camarilla in a self-declared one-party state."
Simon Sebag Montefiore; In Russia, Power Has No Heirs; The New York Times; Jan 11, 2009.

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FAMARILLA - A group of family scheming advisers.
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#217139 - 06/16/14 10:40 AM Re: start with camarilla [Re: Bazr]
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HAMARILLA - a scheming Southern gorilla armed with a hammer

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#217144 - 06/16/14 11:49 AM a camerilla takes gigapixel photos [Re: jenny jenny]
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CAMAROLLA - a sporty powerful compact car soon to be marketed by the new Chevrolet/Toyota conglomerate

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#217149 - 06/16/14 06:49 PM Re: a camerilla takes gigapixel photos [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CAMAROLLA - a sporty powerful compact car soon to be marketed by the new Chevrolet/Toyota conglomerate


Good one, wofahuli. Copyright the name, could happen. (c) smile

SCAMARILLA - carbon credits

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#217155 - 06/17/14 03:42 AM start at fandango [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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fandango

PRONUNCIATION:
(fan-DANG-go)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A lively Spanish dance in triple time.
2. A piece of music for this dance.
3. A foolish or silly behavior, act, or thing.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish, of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1766.

USAGE:
"Going through this ridiculous fandango of chicken and blackmail again is the height of irresponsibility."
Norman Ornstein; Extending Debt Limit Past Elections is Right Path; Roll Call (Washington, DC); Jul 27, 2011.

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MANDANGO - Fugitive on the run (man-DANG-go)
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#217160 - 06/17/14 09:08 AM Re: start at fandango [Re: Bazr]
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FANDANGLO - Whitey struck out!

FANTANGO - a suggestive performance done to the music of a different Spanish dance. It takes two to do it.

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#217162 - 06/17/14 09:36 AM fandango [Re: Bazr]
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F and and O - mnemonic for spelling foo; as in egg foo yong

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#217170 - 06/18/14 12:32 AM PUNGLE me...now! [Re: jenny jenny]
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pungle

PRONUNCIATION:(PUNG-uhl)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To make a payment; to shell out.
ETYMOLOGY:
Alteration of Spanish póngale (put it down), from poner (to put), from Latin ponere (to put). Ultimately from the Indo-European root apo- (off or away) that is also the source of after, off, awkward, post, puny, apposite, apropos, and dispositive. Earliest documented use: 1851.
USAGE:
"Congress pungled up $700 billion for a bailout."
Steve Rubenstein; 2008 in Review; San Francisco Chronicle; Dec 30, 2008.
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UNGLE - an ugly uncle

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#217171 - 06/18/14 05:00 AM Re: PUNGLE me...now! [Re: jenny jenny]
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PUHGLE - a dog that is constipated
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#217181 - 06/18/14 12:47 PM ...groan, go next door...and tell the person there [Re: Bazr]
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PUNGLEE - The Joy of Paranomasia

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#217188 - 06/19/14 03:56 AM start at picaroon and go boldly [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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picaroon

PRONUNCIATION:
(pik-uh-ROON)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A rogue, thief, or pirate. 2. A pirate ship.
verb intr.: To act as a pirate.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish picarón (scoundrel), from picaro (rogue). Earliest documented use: 1624.

USAGE:
"I don't like bank stocks or banksters -- especially the big-city picaroons who have less conscience than a fox in a henhouse."
Malcolm Berko; Some OK Banksters and a Primer on Scripophily; Creators Syndicate (Los Angeles); Dec 14, 2011.

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PICAMOON - a Trekker deciding on a destination


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#217192 - 06/19/14 07:08 AM Re: start at picaroon and go boldly [Re: Bazr]
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PICARDON - the starship captain's been around for so long they call him a dinosaur

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#217194 - 06/19/14 07:21 AM looking for a place to stay [Re: Bazr]
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PICAROOM - new concept in finding accommodation
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#217195 - 06/19/14 09:21 AM picaroon BOLDLY [Re: Bazr]
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PICARTOON - a cartoon based on the kitschy book
The Life of PI

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#217215 - 06/20/14 07:51 AM start at arroyo [Re: jenny jenny]
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arroyo

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-ROI-oh)

MEANING:
noun: A narrow, steep-sided watercourse, usually dry except after rain.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish arroyo, from Latin arrugia (mine shaft). Earliest documented use: 1845.

USAGE:
"A wooden bridge took us across an arroyo and into a grassy area."
Gene Sager; In Touch With Nature; Natural Life (Toronto, Canada); Jan/Feb 2014.

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ARBOYO - the opposite to ARGIRLO
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#217222 - 06/20/14 04:10 PM ARROYO [Re: Bazr]
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ARROW-O - an arrow designed to circle back to the archer if the target is missed.


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#217224 - 06/20/14 08:08 PM Re: ARROYO [Re: jenny jenny]
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ARROW-O - an arrow designed to circle back to the archer if the target is missed.



suicide arrows??
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#217225 - 06/20/14 08:19 PM Re: ARROYO [Re: jenny jenny]
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ARTOYO - the Japanese version of 'Toy Story'
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#217226 - 06/20/14 11:24 PM Re: ARROYO [Re: Bazr]
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ARROJO - Redbeard the Pirate, Scourge of the Spanish Main

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#217227 - 06/20/14 11:26 PM Re: ARROYO [Re: Bazr]
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ARTOYO - the Japanese version of 'Toy Story'

...you sure you don't mean the Droid in the Japanese version of 'Star Wars' ?

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#217230 - 06/21/14 01:31 AM Re: ARROYO [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AFROYO - a yo for a bro with a afro.

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#217231 - 06/21/14 01:48 AM Re: ARROYO [Re: jenny jenny]
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AFROYO - a yo for a bro with a afro.


very creative jen
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#217232 - 06/21/14 01:52 AM Re: ARROYO [Re: jenny jenny]
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BRROYO it's cold out there.....!!!
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#217271 - 06/23/14 08:33 AM It is Monday and I feel SQUIRRELY how 'bout you? [Re: Bazr]
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squirrelly or squirrely

PRONUNCIATION: (SKWUR-uh-lee)

MEANING:
adjective: 1. Restless, jumpy, nervy. 2. Odd or crazy.

ETYMOLOGY:

Why do we consider a squirrel squirrelly? Well, it's either their unpredictable running around or we think they are nutty because of their preference for nuts. The word came to us via French and Latin from Greek skiouros (shadow-tailed), from skia (shadow) + oura (tail). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ors- (buttocks) which also gave us ass, dodo, and cynosure. Earliest documented use: 1925.

USAGE:
"'It's indicative of how squirrelly the market is,' Christopher Dixo said, adding that investors are skittish about any degree of negative news."
Sallie Hofmeister; Diller's Internet Empire Takes a Hit; Los Angeles Times; Jan 7, 2003.

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SQUIRELY - to act in a manor in the manner of a squire

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#217277 - 06/23/14 04:06 PM Rocky Road [Re: jenny jenny]
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SQUIRBELLY - Sancho Panza's tummy

SQUARRELLY - it leads to arguments

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#217285 - 06/24/14 03:21 AM a bit tinny [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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canaille

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-NAYL, -NY)

MEANING:
noun: The common people; the masses; riffraff.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French canaille (villain, rabble), from Italian canaglia (pack of dogs, rabble), from cane (dog), from Latin canis (dog). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kwon- (dog), which is also the source of canine, chenille (from French chenille: caterpillar, literally, little dog), kennel, canary, hound, dachshund, corgi, cynic, and cynosure. Earliest documented use: 1676.

USAGE:
"The gang in the alley was not canaille; fine gentlemen from the court were raging here."
Isak Dinesen; Last Tales; Random House; 1957.


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CANVILLE - a town where tin cans live in harmony with each other.


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#217290 - 06/24/14 06:49 AM Re: a bit tinny [Re: Bazr]
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CANAISLE - where you find the soup

CANALLE - DeutcheBank just fired their entire staff

CANAIDLE - nobody in the Loo just now

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#217295 - 06/24/14 12:23 PM CANAILLE: The Little Red Engine That Could [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CAN'TILLE - the little red engine that couldn't.

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#217302 - 06/25/14 04:27 AM tightwad [Re: jenny jenny]
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monkeyshine

PRONUNCIATION:
(MUNG-kee-shyn)

MEANING:
noun: A trick, prank, or antic.

ETYMOLOGY:
After monkey + shine (a caper). A similar term is monkey business. Earliest documented use: 1832.

USAGE:
"Senator Fritz Hollings opened in his usual direct fashion: Let's cut out the monkeyshines and get down to business."
Mary McGrory; Amtrak Melodrama; The Washington Post; Jun 30, 2002.

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MONEYSHINE - when you hold cash in your wallet for too long you get this..


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#217304 - 06/25/14 09:51 AM A jug of MONKEYSHINE [Re: Bazr]
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HONKEYSHINE - white lightning

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#217308 - 06/25/14 12:41 PM Re: A jug of MONKEYSHINE [Re: jenny jenny]
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MOONKEYSHINE - what you use to get into the still when it's locked


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#217309 - 06/25/14 12:43 PM not to mention... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MONKEYSLINE - what Curious George Flies a Kite with

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#217318 - 06/26/14 12:44 AM Come. Let us mention... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DONKEYSHINE - not often, but occasionally, domesticated donkeys do shine.

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#217319 - 06/26/14 05:51 AM movement [Re: jenny jenny]
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puce

PRONUNCIATION:
(pyoos)

MEANING:
noun: A dark red or brownish purple color.
adjective: Of this color.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French puce (flea), from Latin pulex (flea). Earliest documented use: 1778. Other terms coined after the flea are flea market, a direct translation of French marché aux puces and ukulele (from Hawaiian, literally leaping flea, perhaps from the rapid motion of the fingers in playing it).

USAGE:
"An increasingly puce Mr Farage complained about Britain's loss of sovereignty."
The Third Man; The Economist (London, UK); Mar 29, 2014.

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PUICE - prune juice
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#217322 - 06/26/14 07:24 AM to let the punishment fit the crime.... [Re: Bazr]
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"...The lady who dyes a chemical yellow, or stains her grey hair puce..."
-- (crossthreading to Snippets of Culture)



But back to the matter at hand -

peuce - a very low card (although sometimes wild), afflicted upon dyslexic poker players

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#217325 - 06/26/14 09:31 AM Let the pun fit the crime.... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PUCER - an affectionate affectation for a soccer goaltender who jumps about like a flea

(in Mexico he is called "bean").

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#217336 - 06/27/14 04:20 AM shiftworker [Re: jenny jenny]
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toady

PRONUNCIATION:
(TOH-dee)

MEANING:
noun: A person who flatters or tries to please someone to gain favor.
verb intr.: To behave as a toady.

ETYMOLOGY:
From shortening of toad-eater. In times past, a quack employed an assistant who ate (or pretended to eat) a poisonous toad and was supposedly cured by the quack's medicine. From there the word extended to a person who would do anything to curry favor. Earliest documented use: 1827.

USAGE:
"Klein and the rest of Mission Control want a bunch of yes men and toadies."
Martin Shoemaker; Murder on the Aldrin Express; Analog Science Fiction & Fact (New York); Sep 2013.

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LOADY - someone who packs or unpacks goods.
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#217348 - 06/27/14 10:51 AM A hot toddy for toadies [Re: Bazr]
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TODDY -

(1) A mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices served hot
(2) a hot lady served by sniveling male escorts who are not

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#217359 - 06/27/14 04:57 PM TOADY is the first ady of the rest of your life [Re: jenny jenny]
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TODADY - where my heart belongs

TWOADY - how a lot of pills are taken

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#217360 - 06/27/14 05:39 PM Sweet Tea [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TEADY - a tea Party adherent i.e. our last hope against iron fisted rule by ignoble government tyrants. frown

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#217369 - 06/27/14 10:37 PM fading away [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TOFADY - things are starting to get a bit blurry.


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#217405 - 06/30/14 04:49 AM watch out !! [Re: Bazr]
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mossback

PRONUNCIATION:
(MOS-bak)

MEANING:
noun: A very old-fashioned person or one holding extremely conservative views.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the idea that someone is old enough to have moss grow on his back. Old aquatic animals, such as turtles, do develop mosslike growth on their backs. Earliest documented use: 1865.

USAGE:
"Here, Markowitz deals with ... moldy old mossbacks in English departments who won't teach writing by women."
Miriam Markowitz; Here Comes Everybody; The Nation (New York); Dec 9, 2013.

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BOSSBACK - workers are on the alert when he returns.
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#217408 - 06/30/14 08:58 AM Re: watch out !! [Re: Bazr]
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MOSESBACK - what never saw the Promised Land

MOSSBARK - the north side of a tree

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#217409 - 06/30/14 09:59 AM Ninty-nine percent of Soccer... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TOSSBACK - the endless act of passing the ball to another team player because of your inner fear of missing the goal


USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

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#217414 - 07/01/14 01:46 AM Up against the Wall St. [Re: jenny jenny]
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MOSTBACK – an unbeatable investment.

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#217415 - 07/01/14 03:49 AM age might matter [Re: Tromboniator]
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misanthrope

PRONUNCIATION:
(MIS-uhn-throp, MIZ-)

MEANING:
noun: One who dislikes people in general.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek misanthropos, from misos (hatred) + anthropos (man). Earliest documented use: 1683.

USAGE:
"Consider both an avid cocktail party hostess with hundreds of acquaintances and a grumpy misanthrope, who may have one or two friends."
Infectious Personalities; The Economist (London, UK); May 12, 2010.

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MIDANTHROPE - One who dislikes people who are middle aged.


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#217418 - 07/01/14 08:18 AM Re: age might matter [Re: Bazr]
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MISCANTHROPE - one who likes all kinds of unspecified people

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#217420 - 07/01/14 09:00 AM Today's misanthropic uplift [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MISANTHOPE - having hate for the sin while retaining hope for the sinner

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#217427 - 07/02/14 04:06 AM grumpy [Re: jenny jenny]
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bon vivant

PRONUNCIATION:
(BAHN vee-VAHNT, BON* vee-VAN*)
[* these syllables are nasal]


MEANING:
noun: One who enjoys good things in life, especially good food and drink.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French, from bon (good) + vivant (a person living), from vivre (to live). Earliest documented use: 1695.

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NON VIVANT - one who doesn't enjoy anything.
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#217432 - 07/02/14 10:44 AM For snob effect use your nasals [Re: Bazr]
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BON VIVAINT

Pronunciation:

(BAHN vee-VIHNT, BON* vee-VYAN*)
[* these syllables are nasal]

1) a happy non-human
2) a party animal
3) a good human being who is now dead

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#217436 - 07/02/14 03:01 PM Re: For snob effect use your nasals [Re: jenny jenny]
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CON VIVANT - jailhouse slang for a life sentence

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#217445 - 07/03/14 09:13 AM Teach yourself or be the self of other men [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AUTODIDACT

PRONUNCIATION:(ah-to-DY-dakt)

MEANING: noun: A self-taught person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek autodidaktos (self-taught), from autos (self) + didaktos (taught). Earliest documented use: 1534.

USAGE:
"Tom didn't do particularly well in school because of problems with attention disorder, hyperactivity, and even a streak of mischievousness. Instead, he became an autodidact, using his intense interest in reading to educate himself."
Sharon Salyer; He Was the Love of Her Life; The Herald (Everett, Washington); May 7, 2014.
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NUTODIDACT - a nut-o self-taught.

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#217448 - 07/03/14 01:12 PM Re: Teach yourself or be the self of other men [Re: jenny jenny]
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AUTODODECT - a twelve-wheeled car

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#217451 - 07/03/14 04:35 PM Re: Teach yourself or be the self of other men [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ALTODIDACT – someone educated in the art of getting high.

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#217452 - 07/03/14 05:30 PM Teach yourself to blame inanimates for you err. [Re: Tromboniator]
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AUTODIDDAT - what to tell the cops after your car crashes into a liquor store.

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#217457 - 07/04/14 03:21 AM a dog's life [Re: jenny jenny]
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magnifico

PRONUNCIATION:
(mag-NIF-i-ko)

MEANING:
noun: A person of high rank or position.

ETYMOLOGY:
Earlier magnifico was an honorary title applied to Venetian noblemen. From Italian magnifico (magnificent), from Latin magnus (great). Ultimately from the Indo-European root meg- (great), which is also the source of magnificent, maharajah, master, mayor, maestro, magnate, magistrate, maximum, magnify, mickle, mahatma, magnanimous, and hermetic. Earliest documented use: 1573.

USAGE:
"All the magnificos emerge looking banally ordinary."
Peter Schjeldahl; Beasts: The Art World; The New Yorker; May 17, 2010.

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MAGNIFIDO - A pampered dog.
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#217463 - 07/04/14 11:32 AM Re: a dog's life [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MAGNIFICIO - Big Labor

NAGNIFICO - Seabiscuit

MUGNIFICO - one handsome dude

and, stepping outsite the Roolz briefly -
MAGNIFIASCO - (plenty of eligibles; you pick it!)

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#217469 - 07/04/14 02:34 PM Because THEY are THEM and we are wee. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MAGNIFICA -

(1) government doublespeak for the " Federal Insurance Contributions Act" which is not a contribution but a tax on all American workers (Federal government employees exempted) .

(2) any scam of a similiar magnitude.

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#217503 - 07/07/14 01:12 AM If it is from MAD it can't be bad. (yes it can). [Re: jenny jenny]
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Guaranteed Effective All-Occasion Non-Slanderous Political Smear Speech" from Mad magazine (WebCite). It has gems such as:

"His female relatives put on a constant pose of purity and innocence, and claim they are inscrutable, yet every one of them has taken part in hortatory activities."

Well, election season is coming up and so we give you a fresh set of words to help you write your own non-slanderous smear speech. Even if you don't plan on contesting an election, why not sprinkle these words in your office memos, research reports, or term papers?

This week we'll see five words that sound dirty, but aren't.

hortatory*

PRONUNCIATION:(HOR-tuh-tor-ee)
MEANING: adjective: Strongly urging.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin hortari (to urge). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gher- (to like or want), which also gave us yearn, charisma, greedy, and exhort. Earliest documented use: 1586.

USAGE:"Of course, the book has its morals, just not hortatory ones."
More Than Just a Phunny Phellow; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 15, 2010.

"There are hortatory slogans painted along the architrave."
Will Self; Real Meals; New Statesman (London, UK); Oct 25, 2013.

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It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. -Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988)
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HORTATOR - a whore; nice to visit but chancy to marry.


Edited by jenny jenny (07/07/14 11:57 PM)

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#217504 - 07/07/14 03:40 AM holiday mode [Re: jenny jenny]
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HOTATORY - someplace warm where you get the urge to vacation.
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#217523 - 07/07/14 09:09 PM Re: holiday mode [Re: Bazr]
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SHORTATORY - a financial strategy based on the conviction that the fortunes of the Conservatives are on the decline

AORATORY - a cherished grade in Public Speaking class (No thanks, no tea today)


Did you see that sign that said

. . . . . . . . . IN THIS LABORATORY
. . . . USE MORE OF THE FIRST FIVE LETTERS
. . . . . . . AND LESS OF THE LAST SEVEN

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#217524 - 07/07/14 09:39 PM f troop [Re: jenny jenny]
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FORTATORY - a place where the US Army hang out and wait for Indians to attack.
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#217535 - 07/08/14 02:12 AM single [Re: Bazr]
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formicate

PRONUNCIATION:
(FOR-mi-kayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.:
1. To crawl like ants.
2. To swarm with ants.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin formicare (to crawl like ants), from formica (ant). Earliest documented use: 1854.

USAGE:
"Again, again, again, until you reach the inevitable conclusion of sky-rises, nuclear submarines, orbiting satellites, and Homo sapiens formicating the Earth."
Laird Barron; Shiva, Open Your Eye; Fantasy & Science Fiction (Cornwall, Connecticut); Sep 2001.

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FORMIDATE: - a new website for meeting a new flame.


Edited by Bazr (07/08/14 02:14 AM)
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#217537 - 07/08/14 09:37 AM FORMICATE on Tuesday [Re: Bazr]
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FORMICATER - a person with perverted formical interests e.g. E.O. WILSON

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#217542 - 07/08/14 02:29 PM extravag-ant [Re: jenny jenny]
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FORMIHATE - 1040

FORMICASTE - the Buggers (see Ender's Game and its sequels and prequels)

FORMICARE - a new product to clean your kitchen counters

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#217543 - 07/08/14 03:40 PM Re: extravag-ant [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DORMICATE - to stash forbidden objects in the college dorm. Examples: beer and chicks, chicks and beer, beer and sheep, etc.

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#217547 - 07/08/14 07:00 PM wiggle [Re: Bazr]
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WORMICATE - to squirm like worms


Edited by Bazr (07/08/14 07:44 PM)
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#217564 - 07/09/14 03:31 AM big voices [Re: Bazr]
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assonance

PRONUNCIATION:
(AS-uh-nuhns)

MEANING:
noun: The use of words with same or similar vowel sounds but with different end consonants.
Example: The o sounds in Wordsworth's "A host, of golden daffodils."

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French, from Latin ad- (to) + sonare (to sound), from sonus (sound). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swen- (to sound), which also gave us sound, sonic, sonnet, sonata, and unison. Earliest documented use: 1728.

USAGE:
"The passage offers many beauties: the nearly incantatory repetition, the assonance (define and confine, streets and treat, space and faces), the homophones (rains and reins -- but not reigns?), the pun (no sign of motorway)."
Kevin Dettmar; Less Is Morrissey; The Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, DC); Dec 9, 2013.

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BASSONANCE - people who speak very loudly
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#217566 - 07/09/14 11:07 AM Ambiguity is a Nuisance when Telling a Joke [Re: Bazr]
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ASSONUANCE
ASS uh noo on(t)s

1) any word that suggests another meaning (usually vulgar)
2) the use of the word "assonance" in polite society when followed by a giggle.

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#217574 - 07/09/14 02:32 PM Sounds good to me [Re: jenny jenny]
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ASSODANCE - 1. what the little bubbles do at the surface of a glass of Coca-Cola
2. Freshman college mixer run by Charlie Chan

ASSONANCHE - the entire herd of donkeys lost their footing and fell roly-poly pell-mell tumble-bumble down the mountainside

ASSONACE - What's the highest card in any suit?


Edited by wofahulicodoc (07/09/14 09:42 PM)
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#217596 - 07/10/14 12:54 AM start with inspissate [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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inspissate

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-SPIS-ayt)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To thicken or condense.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin inspissare (to thicken), from spissus (thick). Earliest documented use: 1603.

USAGE:
"These are flavors that have been inspissating in some timeless tandoor for hours, days -- decades."
Brad Leithauser; And an Outpost on Rodeo Drive; The New York Times; Mar 5, 1995.

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GINSPISSATE - an alcoholic drink that makes you go and then you feel hungry.
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#217601 - 07/10/14 08:51 AM brain output is thick and sluggish this morning [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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INSWISSATE - gorged myself at the Lindt/Sprüngli store

INSPISSAUTÉ - first you lant it, then you cook it in a small amount of fat over high heat so it "jumps" above the surface of the pan

INSPISSTATE - piss-poor government

(INSPISSATE is a fairly common word in medicine, btw. Fluids that are inspissated are thick and viscous and generally not a good thing to find or to have. If they're lung secretions, for example, they're hard to cough up, and difficult to penetrate with antibiotics. It's pronounced "IN-spi-sate" in this context.)



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#217612 - 07/10/14 11:54 AM Re: brain output is thick and sluggish this morning [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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KINSPISSATE-family gathering where the more the drink is
grogged, the thicker the tongue becomes


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#217616 - 07/10/14 12:18 PM Maybe Wolf, you've exausted your store of zingers. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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INSPISSTATE - a short state in height but thick in the middle like Tennessee and unlike the three states under it which are narrow states, Georgia, Alabama, and the one that is hard to spell...ISSPPISSATE smile

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#217621 - 07/10/14 07:49 PM Re: start with inspissate [Re: Bazr]
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SINPISSATE - an establishment of drunken debauchery and filth.

debauchery - I love this word, not because of it's meaning, I just love saying it!!!


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#217628 - 07/11/14 05:24 AM start with cocker [Re: Bazr]
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cocker

PRONUNCIATION:
(KAHK-uhr)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To pamper or spoil.
noun: A breed of small spaniel dog.

ETYMOLOGY:
For verb: Of obscure origin. Earliest documented use: 1499.
For noun: From the use of such dogs in hunting of birds such as woodcock. Earliest documented use: 1811.

USAGE:
"Parents, by humouring and cockering them when little, corrupt the principles of nature in their children, and wonder afterwards to taste the bitter waters, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain."
John Locke (1632-1704).

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CONKER- impact to the head gives you one.
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#217629 - 07/11/14 06:13 AM Re: start with cocker [Re: Bazr]
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JOCKER - someone who does their morning run in their underpants.
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#217630 - 07/11/14 09:12 AM A COCKER is a man who raises fighting roosters [Re: Bazr]
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COCKEE- a cocky young man who is not very good at being cocky.

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#217631 - 07/11/14 11:54 AM Re: start with cocker [Re: Bazr]
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JOCKER - someone who does their morning run in their underpants.


CODKER or just a codpiece
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#217634 - 07/11/14 06:42 PM Re: start with cocker [Re: LukeJavan8]
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COPKER - a policeman who monitors the safety of codpieces.
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#217638 - 07/11/14 10:21 PM Sweet Molly Malone [Re: Bazr]
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COCKLER - she sells sea shells by the seashore

In Dublin, no less,

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#217642 - 07/12/14 08:50 AM Sweet Molly Malone: Sweet, yes, but no CROCKER [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CROCKER - any cheerful, wholesome, rosy-cheeked, full bodied woman who excels in baking cakes, pies, and in pleasing her man in artfull ways... whose first name happens to be "Betty". smile

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#217662 - 07/14/14 01:41 AM start with vizard [Re: jenny jenny]
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vizard or visard

PRONUNCIATION:
(VIZ-uhrd)

MEANING:
noun: A visor, mask, or disguise.

ETYMOLOGY:
A variant of visor, from Anglo-French viser, from vis (face), from visus (sight), from videre (to see). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weid- (to see), which is also the source of guide, wise, vision, advice, idea, story, history, previse, polyhistor, invidious, hades, eidos, and eidetic. Earliest documented use: 1555.

USAGE:
"The birds wear floor-length costumes, and Princess Victoria actually comes from the Veneto, bearing a vizard (the beaked plague-doctor's mask)."
The ABC of Fabulous Princesses; Kirkus Reviews (New York); Dec 15, 2013.

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VIZCARD - like a visa but you can swipe it to get in and out of countries.
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#217666 - 07/14/14 10:23 AM A VIZARD EXPOSED! [Re: Bazr]
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VIZART - Pop Art disguised and contrived as True Art.

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#217675 - 07/14/14 06:42 PM It's all in how you pronounce it [Re: jenny jenny]
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VISAID -
1) snake oil peddled as a way to let you see better without needing glasses
2) additional identification with your picture on it to prove you are the rightful owner of a credit or debit card
3) reply to the question, "What did you say was the Roman numeral for five? I couldn't hear you."

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#217680 - 07/15/14 04:42 AM GROGRAM respelled again [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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grogram

PRONUNCIATION: (GROG-ruhm)

MEANING:
noun: A coarse fabric of silk, combined with mohair or wool, and often stiffened with gum.
ETYMOLOGY:
From French gros grain (large or coarse grain). Another fabric from the same origin is grosgrain. Earliest documented use: 1562.
USAGE:
"Instead of putting her still-thick, white hair into its usual twist, she'd tied it back at the nape of her neck with a black, grogram ribbon."
Nancy Desrosiers; Stay a Little Longer; Tate Publishing; 2011.
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GROGRUM - an iteration expressing good rum-rum

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#217691 - 07/15/14 06:37 PM Re: GROGRAM respelled again [Re: jenny jenny]
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GYROGRAM - a high-tech way (three generations ago, anyway) of ordering a sandwich from the Greek restaurant

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#217693 - 07/15/14 07:00 PM shaky business [Re: jenny jenny]
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GEOGRAM - a machine that helps map the geography of the earth to establish
faults where volcanic activity and earthquakes may occur.
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#217698 - 07/16/14 05:52 AM start with secretory [Re: Bazr]
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secretory

PRONUNCIATION:
(si-KREE-tuh-ree)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to the release of a substance from a cell, gland, or an organ.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin secernere (to distinguish), from se- (apart) + cernere (to sift). Ultimately from the Indo-European root krei- (to sift or to discriminate), which also gave us crime, crisis, certain, excrement, secret, critic, garble, hypocrisy, and diacritical. Earliest documented use: 1692.

USAGE:
"The secret behind such organised societies is communication through the use of around 20 pheromones, emitted by ants' secretory organs."
Wisdom of Crowds; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 8, 2009.

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SEGRETORY - someone who is isolated from everyone else.
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#217701 - 07/16/14 08:47 AM SECRETORY BUGMEN [Re: Bazr]
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SECRESTORY - entomoligists have known for a long time that ants talked in smells but thought it best not to tell anybody.

EXAMPLE:
"The secret behind such organised societies is communication through the use of around 20 pheromones, emitted by ants' secretory organs."
Wisdom of Crowds; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 8, 2009.


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#217707 - 07/16/14 06:47 PM Mon Dieu! [Re: jenny jenny]
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SACRETORY - a Conservative French Cardinal

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#217728 - 07/17/14 02:53 PM appropriate for "Mensopause" [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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FACTITIOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (fak-TISH-uhs)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Artificial
2. Sham

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin facticius (artificial), past participle of facere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1646.

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FACTRITIOUS - full of objective truths, thereby nourishng the mind

FACETITIOUS - describing a gem cut into many small smooth sides, to enhance internal reflectivity and increase sparkle

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Hmm... first inspissated, then secretory, now factitious - could be subtitled "Another thread of Words from Medicine" laugh

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#217735 - 07/18/14 08:58 AM a prose poem [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PROEM

PRONUNCIATION: (PRO-uhm, -em)

MEANING: noun: An introduction, preface, or preamble.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French proeme, from Latin prooemium, from Greek prooimion, from pro- (before) + oime (song). Earliest documented use: 1410.

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PROLEM - what an alcoholic has (see VOTARDY, above)

PROXEM - singular of PROXI

BROEM - a Dutch besom

PRO-REM - that new sleeping medicine

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#217740 - 07/18/14 05:22 PM A PROEM for a POEM [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PHOEM (FOE-em ) -
1) a home phone not a cell phone
2) anything archaic

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#217746 - 07/18/14 09:47 PM put the oar in the thole [Re: jenny jenny]
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ROEM - what you do to shells, sculls, and wherries

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#217749 - 07/19/14 03:05 AM yoga [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PREOM - what you do before you start meditating.
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#217758 - 07/19/14 05:56 PM The last word [Re: Bazr]
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P-ROOM - a private room

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#217762 - 07/19/14 10:07 PM quoth the urologist [Re: jenny jenny]
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P-ROOM - a private room

...that would be a private bathroom ?

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#217769 - 07/20/14 08:31 AM Re: quoth the urologist [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Maybe. But it also was supposed to be THE LAST WORD frown

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