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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]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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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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