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#207498 - 10/03/12 05:37 PM Scarmy  
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Does anyone know the word scarmy and what it means? Can't find it anywhere, but perhaps I have spelled it incorrectly.

#207499 - 10/03/12 07:58 PM Re: Scarmy [Re: Jay Trien]  
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the Urban Dictionary has an entry for scarm, of some dubiety and a negative response; to wit,

scarm 3 up, 4 down
Noun; filth or waste.
Adj form (scarmy); describing how dirty or filthy a person or object is.
"That room is nothin but scarm"
"I feel scarmy - I need a showa"

perhaps the word you want is smarmy?!

#207514 - 10/04/12 09:49 PM Re: Scarmy [Re: tsuwm]  
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of an equally negative connote is Smarmy a wordy I still here bandied around these parts.

#207515 - 10/04/12 10:54 PM Re: Scarmy [Re: olly]  
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psst.. olly. did you read my post entire? or are you just piling on.

#207516 - 10/05/12 01:47 AM Re: Scarmy [Re: tsuwm]  
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ha... missed the last line.

Which brings to mind Snarmy

#207525 - 10/05/12 11:18 AM Re: Scarmy [Re: olly]  
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Originally Posted By: olly


Which brings to mind Snarmy


Interesting. To save y'all the trouble, here is the Urban Dictionary entry on snarmy:

Originally Posted By: UrbDic
1. EShuff

one who points out things publicly as to point out their authority on non-issues.
So when you said "I think that term 'facon' has been around for a while. A vegetarian said it to me about 2 years ago." you were totally being an EShuff.

#209129 - 01/18/13 06:13 AM Re: Scarmy [Re: Jay Trien]  
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Just to say that the word scarmy certainly exists in NE English dialect and means dirty,I use it especially when describing dirty windows 'this glass is a bit scarmy'. (My family have always used it so it is at least 60 years old). Did a search for scarmy and found nothing but when did a search for 'scarmy window' found this - http://www.garymcmahon.com/2011/02/i-saw-her-that-one-time.html ...and found it is from a book by a NE author!

#209135 - 01/18/13 03:40 PM Re: Scarmy [Re: melmoth]  
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this thread is beginning to look a bit smarmy - and it's gone pear-shaped to boot:

1) Eshuff under snarnie is some sort of UD erratum; it has its own entry (under E, where you'd expect it).

2) if you google snarny, many of the 6000+ gh are just typos for smarmy (e.g., a snarmy smile on their face), although there are also
a) a suggestion that it is a blend of smarmy and snarky {like}
b) a misguided attempt to relate it to every other word that starts out snar* (see http://www.click4everything.com/db/snarmy.html)

as to scarmy, I don't know what that's got to do with the price of snarls in Albuquerque, but if you follow the link, you'll see that the proffered usage is from a five(5) paragraph blog entry and not from "a book by a NE author" at all. [sorry, just being snarmy!]

-joe bfstkplk, ye olde curmdudgeon

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