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#74811 - 07/03/02 09:48 AM New game (possibly!)
modestgoddess Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 833
Loc: Eastern Ontario, Canada
Think I've thunk up a new game - see if anyone wants to play....

Open yer dictionary randomly, and come up with a definition for the pairing of words listed at the top of the page. List the phrase they create, your definition, and the dictionary you are using. (Feel free to flip a few pages if you don't hit something you can use right away.) I do this, on occasion, just for fun....! anyone wanna play?

My examples:

escargot espousal: nuptials for snails. (from the Canadian Oxford)

mihrab milk fever: disease found only in devout Muslim cattle. (also from the Canadian Oxford)

petrodollar phalanx: the group, or compact mass, of nations that earn money from oil. (Cdn Oxford again)

demotic denunciation: popular appeal for peace from pestilential attentions. (Australian Pocket Oxford) hmm....reminds me of something I've seen somewhere recently....

honey hook: a sweet temptation that draws you in. (Aussie Pocket-Rocket Oxford again)

nom de guerre non sequitur: an illogical war name, such as Ghenghis the Peaceful Destroyer. (AUST Pocket Oxford)

isinglass isotope: a whiter shade of one of two or more forms of an element differing from each other in atomic weight. (Concise Oxford) Stales, mate, this one's for you!

pit pixie: a fairy that has been trained to savage other fairies. (Concise Oxford)

peyote Ph.D.: the degree you hallucinated you had after 40 days and 40 nights in the Mexican desert. (Concise Oxford)

Let us go in peace to love and serve the board.

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#74812 - 07/03/02 10:01 AM Re: New game (possibly!)
FishonaBike Offline
veteran

Registered: 10/11/00
Posts: 1346
Loc: Sussex, England


Nice one, MG.

Will definitely play, but as online dictionaries won't work you'll have to await me getting back home to the paper variety...


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#74813 - 07/03/02 09:28 PM Re: New game (possibly!)
stales Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 866
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
Like it MG!

stales


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#74814 - 07/04/02 04:03 AM Re: New game (possibly!)
dodyskin Offline
addict

Registered: 04/24/02
Posts: 475
Loc: manchester uk
chambers pocket dictionary 1988

excise ex officio- to discriminate on grounds of a persons job

mousse mullion- the clouds that coast on the horizon that separate the sunset and the hills

warble water- guinness!

mesdames metropolis- department store

lugubrious macaroni- the pasta that gets stuck to the colander

juggernaut juxtaposition- car crash?

dis a good game






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#74815 - 07/04/02 07:09 AM Re: New game (definitely)
dodyskin Offline
addict

Registered: 04/24/02
Posts: 475
Loc: manchester uk
again again

stagger stand- two drunks holding each other up

discourse disinclination- trappist monk ( is it trappist?)

snub soda- 1. a tiny bottle of pop like panda pops or 2. the cola served to you by vigilant aunties at parties who think you are too drunk

crayon creep- the slow discolouration of baby clothes

tumbrel turn- last minute pardon




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#74816 - 07/04/02 08:38 AM Re: New game (definitely)
modestgoddess Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 833
Loc: Eastern Ontario, Canada
dodyskin, you make-a me and !

that's the spirit.....I especially like "stagger stand" and "crayon creep" and "lugubrious macaroni" and and and....!

More from the Cdn Oxford:

daywear deadpan: sartorial humour.

bachelor apartment back eddy: toilet blockage for which a plunger is required.

sayonara scallop: the last scallop, or scalloped potato, in the dish, eg. "Do you want the sayonara scallop, or may I have it?"

vogue word voltage: the charge you get out of using up-to-date slang.

Let us go in peace to love and serve the board.

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#74817 - 07/04/02 12:38 PM Re: New game (possibly!)
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
M-W10th--
picayune picnic-- a rather small, insipid meal eaten outdoors.

_________________________
my other obsession

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#74818 - 07/04/02 12:49 PM Re: New game (possibly!)
tsuwm Online   confused
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10522
Loc: this too shall pass
at the risk of permanently infecting the game..

gonorreal goodyear - inflammation of the blimp

[Webster's new 20th century.. unabr.]


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#74819 - 07/04/02 12:55 PM Re: New game (possibly!)
tsuwm Online   confused
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10522
Loc: this too shall pass
at the risk of trivializing the game..

firkytoodling floccinaucinihilipilification - worthless foreplay

[Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of unusual, obscure and preposterous words]


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#74820 - 07/04/02 12:55 PM Re: New game (possibly!)
consuelo Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/11/01
Posts: 2636
Loc: Caribbean
All from MW9th

ramble range- The amount of territory I can cover when I get a case of "itchy feet" That Travellin' Jones

latterday laving- A relaxing soak in a tub at the end of the day

execution exibit- museum wing devoted to putting people down six feet under, that is

pomatum poodle- a poodle with every single hair in place

scrim scuffling- a backlit staging of a struggle for physical superiority

petrographer phantom- Waltzing ghost of the Lost Dutchman Mine

fruit bat fugu- rare sushi dish eaten while hanging upside down




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