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#220780 - 04/10/15 02:13 PM Re: variations on a theme [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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FRANGIBLE

PRONUNCIATION: (FRAN-juh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Readily broken; breakable.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin frangere (to break) which also gave us fraction, refract, chamfer, defray, infringe, and fracture. Earliest documented use: 1440

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FANGIBLE - toothy

ORANGIBLE -
1. can be changed into a round juicy fruit
2. can be changed into a large primate

FLANGIBLE - useful for a food fight in the Cordon Blue School in Paris yesterday (portmanteau of FLING [past tense] and FLAN)

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#220791 - 04/13/15 04:54 PM Re: variations on a theme [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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COLOPHON

PRONUNCIATION: (KOL-uh-fon, -fuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. A note at the end of the book giving information about its production: font, paper, binding, printer, etc.
2. A publisher’s emblem, usually on the spine or the title page of the book.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin colophon, from Greek kolophon (summit, finishing touch). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kel- (to be prominent; hill), which also gave us colonel, colonnade, column, culminate, excel, and hill. Earliest documented use: 1628

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ECOLOPHON - the school's PA system

COLOPHONY - the wordless campfire scene from Blazing Saddles

COLOTHON - the annual alumni fund-raising campaign, compressed into 24 hours (pronounced CALL-a-thon)

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#220794 - 04/13/15 10:03 PM Re: variations on a theme [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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COLONAPHON when a friend of mine watches the screen as
the doctor does his colonoscopy.
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#220803 - 04/14/15 10:10 PM flunko, flunkere, faculti bounsum [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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RECTO

PRONUNCIATION: (REK-toh)

MEANING: noun: The front of a leaf, the side that is to be read first.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin recto folio (right-hand leaf), from rectus (right). Ultimately from the Indo-European reg- (to move in a straight line, lead, or rule) that is also the source of regent, regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, surge, arrogate, abrogate, regent, and supererogatory. Earliest documented use: 1789.

NOTES: In languages that are written left-to-right, such as English, recto is the right-hand page. In languages written right-to-left, such as Arabic, recto is the left-hand page. The other side is called verso.

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RECITO - Latin for "I'm talking now, dammit, and don't you interrupt!"

ERECTO - early name considered for sildenafil (Viagra) until A C Gilbert Company put the kibosh on it

RECTOZ - what the Wicked Witch of the East and her minions would gladly have done of Dorothy had let them

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#220808 - 04/15/15 09:58 AM Bookworms of the World, Unite! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BIBLIOGONY

PRONUNCIATION: (bib-lee-OG-uh-nee)

MEANING: Noun: The art of producing or publishing books. Also known as bibliogenesis.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek biblio- (book) + -gony (origin). Earliest documented use: 1835.

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BIBLIOGONE - book-burning

BIBLIAGONY - It's painful getting through this one (compare BIBLIOTONY, which is boring)

BIBLOGONY - Let's write a Scripture, like Dianetics or the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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#220819 - 04/16/15 09:24 AM the Tenth Cipher [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CODEX

PRONUNCIATION: (KOH-deks)

MEANING: noun: A manuscript volume (as opposed to a scroll), especially of an ancient text.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin codex (tree trunk, wood block, book). Earliest documented use: 1581.

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EODEX - amphetamine for horses, banned at racetracks (see also GODEX)

COPEX - police officer's former spouse

CODEO - competition for computer programmers


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#220839 - 04/17/15 11:10 AM opisthotonus: whole body spasms, front and back [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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OPISTHOGRAPH

PRONUNCIATION: (o-PIS-thuh-graf)

MEANING: noun: A text written on both front and back (of some parchment, papyrus, stone, etc.).

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek opistho- (back) + -graph (writing). Earliest documented use: 1623.
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OPISTHEGRAPH - picture of a particular big-nosed penguin

OPISTHOGRAPE - growing them on both sides of the vine

APISTHOGRAPH - a chart chronicling honey-bee hive collapse worldwide

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