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Wordplay and fun 01/17/18 09:23 PMLEEWAY PRONUNCIATION: (LEE-way) MEANING: noun: The amount of freedom to do something: margin or latitude. ETYMOLOGY: In nautical terminology, leeway is the sideways drift of a ship to leeward (away from wind). From Old English hleo (shelter) + way. Earliest documented use...
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Wordplay and fun 01/16/18 09:34 PMFLOTSAM PRONUNCIATION: (FLOT-suhm) MEANING: noun: 1. Goods found floating after a shipwreck. 2. People or things considered useless or unimportant. ETYMOLOGY: From Old French floter (to float). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pleu- (to flow), which is also the sou...
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Wordplay and fun 01/16/18 02:17 AMCOPPER-BOTTOMED PRONUNCIATION: (kop-uhr-BOT-uhmd) MEANING: adjective: Reliable, genuine, or trustworthy. ETYMOLOGY: From the practice of covering a shipâ€™s hull with copper (or alloy) to protect it from salt water and marine organisms. Earliest documented use: 1795. Donâ...
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Wordplay and fun 01/14/18 07:59 PMPion is also the name of a subatomic particle. See here, toward the bottom. Other subatomic particles are named bosons, fermions, and quarks. My son and his wife have several cats: Pion (pictured), Boson, Fermion, and Quark. (This Quark is not the bartender on DS-9.) You mi...
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Wordplay and fun 01/13/18 02:00 AMPNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS PRONUNCIATION: (NOO-muh-noh-UL-truh-MY-kruh-SKOP-ik-SIL-i-koh-vol-KAY-no-KOH-nee-O-sis, nyoo-) MEANING: noun: A lung disease caused by silica dust. ETYMOLOGY: From New Latin, from Greek pneumono- (lung) + Latin ultra- (beyond,...
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