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#217432 - 07/02/14 10:44 AM For snob effect use your nasals [Re: Bazr]
jenny jenny Offline
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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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Loc: Alaska
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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live in the moment

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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]
jenny jenny Offline
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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]
jenny jenny Offline
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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.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
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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