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#218582 - 09/25/14 01:44 PM the moving finger writes [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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DACTYLOSCOPY

PRONUNCIATION: (dak-tuh-LOS-kuh-pee)

MEANING: noun: The analysis of fingerprints for identification of individuals.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek dactylo- (finger or toe) + -scopy (observation). Earliest documented use: 1908.

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DACTYLOSCOOPY - hand-packed (like some ice cream)

DACTYLOCOPY - a counterfeit fingerprint

DACRYLOSCOPY - taking pictures only of clothes made with man-made fibers

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#218599 - 09/26/14 08:50 PM The moving finger draws cartoons [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PLUTOMANIA

PRONUNCIATION: (ploo-tuh-MAY-nee-uh)

MEANING: noun: An obsession with money or wealth.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek pluto- (wealth) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1652.

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PLUTOMARIA - The new Disney movie where the dog mutinies and takes over Christopher Columbus' largest ship

PLUROMANIA - no singles allowed

FLUTOMANIA - James Galway ROCKS, and Jean-Pierre Rampal, too!

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#218619 - 09/29/14 05:21 PM Up in the Air, Junior Birdmen [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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LUFTMENSCH

PRONUNCIATION: (LOOFT-mensh)

MEANING: noun: An impractical dreamer.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish, from luft (air) + mensch (man, person), from German. Earliest documented use: 1907.
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LUFTMESCH-- the fabric that covers airplane wings (in the early days of aviation, anyway)

LUFTMENSACH - The Right Stuff (the qualities that make one an airmen/test pilot)

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#218630 - 09/30/14 12:20 PM Re: Up in the Air, Junior Birdmen [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PISHER

PRONUNCIATION: (PISH-uhr)

MEANING: noun:
1. A bedwetter.
2. A young, inexperienced person.
3. An insignificant person: a nobody.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish pisher (pisser), from German pissen (to urinate). Earliest documented use: 1941.

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PAISHER - a simple card game, when preceded by PISHER

PISER - a man who is pathologically averse to spending money. Compare MISER, a woman who is...)

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#218644 - Yesterday at 11:35 AM Stop,l thief ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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GANEF

PRONUNCIATION: (GAH-nuhf)

MEANING: noun: A thief, swindler, or rascal.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish, from Hebrew gannabh (thief). Earliest documented use: 1920.
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GANER - a Bostonian who doesn't have a long time left to live

GANFF - a national park in Canada, renamed after being renovated to attract tourists with clubs and balls to be hit into holes in the lowest possible number of strokes (see GALEF)

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#218653 - Today at 08:35 AM an international crew [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MACHER

PRONUNCIATION: (MAHKH-uhr)

MEANING: noun:
1. A person of influence, one who gets things done.
2. A self-important overbearing person.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish makher, from German macher (maker or doer). Earliest documented use: 1911.

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MANCHER - someone who lives on the French side of the English Channel

MALHER - a dyslexic German composer

MAC-HEF - an Irish playboy, familiarly (with apologies to J.M.Synge)

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