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#209154 - 01/19/13 12:11 AM Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect.  
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Hey Wordsmyths! This game looks like fun. laugh

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2 Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future

6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid..

7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon : It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido : All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

#209160 - 01/19/13 04:50 AM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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I've read several of these lists; they're always hilarious.

#209164 - 01/19/13 06:53 AM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: Jackie]  
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SANG-FROID (taken from Anu's list of words for the week.)

F > D

SANG-DROID (pronounced saang drwa) A cool droid that has already sung. smile

#209166 - 01/19/13 02:44 PM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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#209169 - 01/19/13 09:49 PM Which year is that list from? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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My all-time favorite among these, for sheer economy of expression, is

IGNORANUS - a stupid asshole


#209170 - 01/20/13 12:06 AM Re: Which year is that list from? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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I don't know, wolfman, the emailed copy wasn't dated. confused

Today's word: MELANCHOLY

minus L

MEANCHOLY: Mood sublimation for people too mean to cry. mad

#209171 - 01/20/13 01:36 AM sad to say [Re: jenny jenny]  
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MELANCHOLY

l-->V

MELANCHOVY -- cantaloupe with fish (pesca con melon)

#209172 - 01/20/13 01:43 AM How old? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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And in answer to my own question: It depends. Anywhere from 2008 to 2010, or maybe even 1998.
See for yourself.

#209173 - 01/20/13 02:04 AM Re: How old? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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No matter.
In point we might have fun creating our own changed words list using Anu's weekly words; doncha think?

Well I will nonetheless. Here's another...

SEMINAL

L > T

SEMINAT : a short gnat. laugh

#209174 - 01/20/13 02:20 AM Re: How old? [Re: jenny jenny]  
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SEKINAL -- a sleeping pill for the orthograhically challenged, a.k.a. Red Devil

#209194 - 01/22/13 04:46 AM Re: How old? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Monday's word: SILHOUETTE

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silhousette: A flat house without any rooms smile

#209198 - 01/22/13 01:47 PM Re: How old? [Re: jenny jenny]  
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and I would add that it's a small house. ;¬ )


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#209203 - 01/23/13 02:52 AM How odd. [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Today's word

CASANOVA

Change C to N

NASANOVA - the name of a nearby star in nova discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The X-rays produced by the star's exposion will reach Earth on 4-1-13 at 1:02 CDT and sterilize the Earth of all lifeforms bigger than a bug. Good-bye.

#209204 - 01/23/13 03:05 AM Re: How odd. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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CASANORA -- Title of classic Ibsen play, when it opened in Madrid


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CATANOVA - exploding felines? or just a new cat?


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#209225 - 01/23/13 04:14 PM No, no, not me. Some other squench, not me. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Today's Word:

ZANTIPPE

Z > P

PAN-TIPPE: a vile, henpecking, dominating, high and mighty, loathsome, ugly, gasping, ill-tempered woman. In other words, an all-inclusive nag. grin

#209229 - 01/24/13 03:42 AM Re: No, no, not me. Some other squench, not me. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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XANTHIPPY - Socrates' wife is getting a bit large in the beam, isn't she?

XANTHIPPO - an African herbivore that's large and yellow and lives mostly in the water

#209242 - 01/25/13 12:23 AM The devilette within me made me do it. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Todays's word:

SHRAPNEL

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SHERAPNEL: a powder explosive without balls.

#209243 - 01/25/13 02:18 AM This one's a toughie. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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STRAPNEL - I heard that starting next week you won't be able to buy ladies' garments any more with anything to keep them on your shoulders...

#209245 - 01/25/13 03:49 AM Re: This one's a toughie. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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#209250 - 01/25/13 03:49 PM Tougher still... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Today's word:
DON JUAN

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DON'T JUAN - a Don Juan who lacks romantic skills. eek

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DONUT JUAN

a cop on break


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#209252 - 01/25/13 11:31 PM Re: Tougher still... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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DON YUAN -- Head of the Chinese Mafia; specialty is money laundering

or even DON JOAN -- the Maid of Orleans gets no respect

#209253 - 01/26/13 12:46 AM Re: Tougher still... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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laugh laugh You two guys are as smoothe as a baby's bottom and as tough as a two dollar steak. As for me I hope to do better next week. smile

#209261 - 01/26/13 04:25 PM Re: Tougher still... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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DONNA & WANDA

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DONA & JUANA

combatants in arms in the New Military of the USA
Bill Mauldin style.
Maudlin?

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#209288 - 01/28/13 06:33 AM See you tomorrow or overmorrow [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Anu's Word of the Day:
OVERMORROW: the day after tomorrow

> T

OVERTMORROW: a tomorrow that will answer it all

#209291 - 01/28/13 02:59 PM Re: See you tomorrow or overmorrow [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Just a quick response to the Tsonga word Rhwe. I ran the word by a friend who is a Tsonga translator from South Africa (Tsonga is his native language). He told me he is unfamiliar with that word. So, Word.A.Day, you are correct.

#209297 - 01/28/13 11:26 PM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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AWAD 16 January: SALIVATE

>T

SALTIVATE: to go dormant while there are condiments on the table.

#209300 - 01/29/13 02:06 AM pouring salt in the wound [Re: Tromboniator]  
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SALIVOTE - How mucha you gimme to picka your candidate?

SALICATE - to coat with aspirin

SALIVASE - to put salt in the flower display container

SALIRATE - No, Mr Maglie, I know you're angry but please don't bean me with that baseball!

SALINATE - to spit salt water. No, wait a minute...


#209309 - 01/29/13 03:59 PM Hanging by a Mil [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Anu's Word of the Day:

FILIPENDULOUS

F > M

MILIPENDULOUS - the thinnest thread that one can hang onto, i.e. a mil.

#209324 - 01/30/13 04:51 PM Re: Hanging by a Mil [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Today's word: paresthesia or paraesthesia
PRONUNCIATION: (par-uhs-THEE-zhuh, -zhee-)
MEANING: noun: A sensation of pricking, tingling, burning, etc. on the skin.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek para- (at, beyond) + aisthesis (sensation or perception). Ultimately from the Indo-European root au- (to perceive)

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Presto-Change-o

A>S

PARAESTHESIS: - a thesis on intuitive perceptions

#209331 - 01/31/13 04:47 AM esthetic reactions [Re: jenny jenny]  
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PARENTHESIA - My Mom and Dad are so unfeeling...


BARASTHESIA - It's so cold in the bathroom I can't even feel the toilet when I sit down!


Incidentally, PARESTHESIS is actually a variant spelling for -ESIA. But I like your definition better!

#209338 - 01/31/13 07:58 PM I'm slow, wolf, I just now got barasthesia! :) [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Today's word: armscye or armseye
PRONUNCIATION:(AHRM-sy, -zy)
MEANING:noun: An opening in a garment for attaching a sleeve; an armhole.
ETYMOLOGY:From arm, from Old English earm + scye (armhole), from Scottish, reanalyzed as arm's eye.
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FARMSEYE: an old decrepit dog who barks bloody murder when strangers come around. And to him anything that moves is a stranger. smile


#209344 - 02/01/13 02:50 AM Re: I'm slow, wolf, I just now got barasthesia! :) [Re: jenny jenny]  
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ARTSEYE - Undergraduates' shorthand for one of the three major branches of learning, renamed to make it comparable to the other two. Thus we have Natural Sciences (NatSci), Social Sciences (SocSci), and Art Sciences, (formerly "Humanities," now ArtSeye).


{Speaking of Barasthesia - does it work any better if we call it the outhouse instead of the bathroom?) /guffaw

#209358 - 02/02/13 02:18 AM Re: I'm slow, wolf, I just now got barasthesia! :) [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Today's word: onomastics
PRONUNCIATION:(on-uh-MAS-tiks)
MEANING: noun: The study of proper names or of terms used in a specialized field.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek onomastikos (of names), from onomazein (to name), from onoma (name). Earliest documented use: 1904.
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insert -> K

ONOMASTICKS- a stack of sticks named after themselves.

#209361 - 02/02/13 04:43 AM Re: I'm slow, wolf, I just now got barasthesia! :) [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Or--

ohnomastic: the instant you realize you've bitten down on something you shouldn't have. Cousin to the ohnosecond.

#209362 - 02/02/13 05:57 PM I don't know about this one... [Re: Jackie]  
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OBOMASTICS -- definitely NOT a Teflon President !

(Feel free to attach whatever bias appeals to you. )

#209363 - 02/02/13 08:26 PM He has so many this might be fun... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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OBOMASTICS: Obama's tics. - Oddly Oboma doesn't twitch when a fly lands on his face, nor does he twitch when he is telling the truth. Oboma twitches a lot. smile

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#209397 - 02/04/13 05:54 PM Um?... Ah, what the hell! [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Anu's Word of the Day: impetuous

PRONUNCIATION:
(im-PECH-oo-uhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Marked by impulsiveness or impatience.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin impetus (assault, impetus), from impetere (to attack), from in- (in) + petere (to go to). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly).
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umpetuous: combining form of "um"and "petuous" i,e. hesitant but overeager. smile

#209398 - 02/04/13 06:16 PM We've just identified the Origin of the Universe ! [Re: jenny jenny]  
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IMPETUONS - Sub-atomic particles that behave however they want to, without thinking of the consequences. These so-called "Devil particles" function as "God anti-particles:" when an Impetuon and a Higgs Boson collide, they vanish in mutual annihilation, releasing monstrous amounts of energy...

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Yes! That's it.
Who's side you on, Wolf, the devil's or the god who is anti-god? eek

#209415 - 02/05/13 05:02 PM We've identified the end of the Universe, it's us. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Anu's Word of de Day: uxorious

PRONUNCIATION:
(uk-SOHR-ee-uhs)
MEANING:adjective: Excessively devoted or submissive toward one's wife.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin uxor (wife). The feminine counterpart of this word is maritorious. Earliest documented use: 1598.
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UXORIBUS: Excessively devoted to one's mobile home.

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this too shall pass
etymologically speaking, that should be something like winnebagious..

#209420 - 02/05/13 07:50 PM Re: We've identified the end of the Universe, it's us. [Re: tsuwm]  
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Very funny, tsuwm. laugh

And furthermore, the word winnebagious though bogus wouldn't be ambiguous. smile

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Tuxorious
dealers in clothing to men about to wed their uxor.


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EXORIOUS: refuses to accept that the divorce actually went through

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UXORIBUSE - wife-beating

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UXODIOUS: so repellant as to cause vomiting

#209441 - 02/06/13 11:42 PM Help! I am corny, I am clumsy, all I can do is... [Re: Tromboniator]  
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...s t r e t c h. frown

Word of this day: implacable

PRONUNCIATION:
(im-PLAK-uh-buhl, -PLAY-kuh-)
MEANING: adjective: Impossible to pacify or appease.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin placare (to quiet or appease). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to be flat), which is also the source of fluke, flake, flaw, plead, please, supple, supplicatory, and archipelago. Earliest documented use: 1522.
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C > Y

IMPLAYABLE: When International Business Machine's new 2013 CD player had no sales they dropped the B from their acronym because of lack of business.

#209447 - 02/07/13 03:05 PM Anu's Word (distorted) [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Word of the day: cantankerous
PRONUNCIATION:
(kan-TANG-kuhr-uhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Difficult to deal with: ill-tempered, quarrelsome.
ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Middle English contak (contention). Earliest documented use: 1736.
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CANTHANKEROUS: easy to deal with: pleasingly-tempered, thankful.

#209450 - 02/07/13 08:01 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted) [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Add an M = Mantankerous

We all know one of these...

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FANTANKEROUS

- - Justin Bieberite

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#209454 - 02/07/13 11:26 PM Re: Anu's Word (distorted)(again) [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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CANCANKEROUS -- The chorus line has venereal disease ?

#209457 - 02/08/13 02:21 AM Re: Anu's Word (distorted)(again)(& again) [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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CANCUNKEROUS

vacationers obsessed with the same Mexican vacation spot


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#209463 - 02/08/13 12:06 PM Re: Anu's Word softened. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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with Anu Garg impudent

PRONUNCIATION:
(IM-pyuh-duhnt)
MEANING:adjective: Marked by offensive boldness.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin im- (not) + pudere (to make or be ashamed) which also gave us pudibund (prudish), pudency (modesty), and pudeur (a sense of shame). Earliest documented use: 1386.
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WIMPUDENT: mealy-mouthed offensive boldness.

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IMPUDON'T

forbidden peccadillos (loosely translated, "Get away from here, you young scamp!")

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LIMPUDONT

Wheelchair


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#209507 - 02/11/13 06:02 PM Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Monday's word: pteridology

PRONUNCIATION:(ter-i-DOL-uh-jee)
MEANING: noun: The study of ferns.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek pterido (fern) + -logy (study). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly), which also gave us feather, petition, compete, perpetual, propitious, pinnate, and lepidopterology. Earliest documented use: 1855.
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PETERIDOLOGY: noun The study of Peter (singular).

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petrineodology, the scuttlebutt about who will be the next Pope,
called the throne of Peter the first pope.

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#209532 - 02/12/13 03:05 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Today's word: knacker
PRONUNCIATION:
(NAK-uhr)
MEANING: noun: 1. A person who buys old, sick, or worn-out animals for slaughter.
2. A person who buys old buildings, ships, etc. to break them up for scrap.
verb tr.: To tire out.
ETYMOLOGY: Probably of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1574.
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Drop the useless K, add the curvy S.

SNACKER: a sneaky fat person

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knackers is also Brit-slang for testicles.


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#209547 - 02/12/13 06:57 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
knackers is also Brit-slang for testicles.


Thanks Buffalo.

A --> O

KNOCKERS: American slang: boobs, a pair of

#209550 - 02/12/13 11:15 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]  
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I suppose we can go next to

KNICKERS but not with my legs



https://www.google.com/search?q=knickerb...iw=1024&bih=653

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#209563 - 02/14/13 06:08 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Today's word: gnathic
PRONUNCIATION:
(NATH-ik)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the jaw.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek gnathos (jaw). Ultimately from the Indo-European root genu- (jawbone, chin), which is also the source of chin, prognathous , and Sanskrit hanu (jaw). Hanuman (literally, having a large jaw) is the name of a monkey god in the Hindu
pantheon. Earliest documented use: 1882.
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GNATCHIC: a gnat who is gnattily dressed.

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GNASHIC

Have the qualaity of being very annoying.


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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
GNASHIC

Have the qualaity of being very annoying.


Inspirational, RC. Why couldn't I gnaw out a clever word like "gnashic"?
Oh well I am me and you are you...damnit. frown

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jj, I'm dead conventional - you're insperaitional: we make a great pair!


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#209578 - 02/15/13 04:30 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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What a nice thought. Oh heck, I forgot...it's Valentine's Day.

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with Anu Garg: chthonic
PRONUNCIATION:
(THON-ik)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the underworld.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek chthon (earth). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chameleon, chamomile, inhume, exhume, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1882.
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Change C to E

EHTHONIC: an expression people use when told how to pronounce "chthonic". viz. Eh? thonic?


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with Anu Garg wraith
PRONUNCIATION:
(rayth)
MEANING:
noun:
1. A ghost.
2. An apparition of a person supposed to appear just before that person's death.
3. An insubstantial copy of something: shadow.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Scottish. Earliest documented use: 1513.
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Remove R

WAITH : a patient ghost.

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PRAITH - commendatiion from someone with a lisp.


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Nary a BRAITHleft in him,so we must bury him.


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WRADITH - a small, round, sharp-tasting garden root vegetable, about an inch in diameter, red on the outside and white in the thenter.

#209613 - 02/18/13 06:21 PM Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Anu's Word: spoonerism
PRONUNCIATION: (SPOO-nuh-riz-em)
MEANING: noun: The transposition of (usually) the initial sounds of words producing a humorous result. For example:
"It is now kisstomary to cuss the bride." (Spooner while officiating at a wedding)
"Is the bean dizzy?" (Spooner questioning the secretary of his dean)
ETYMOLOGY: After William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), clergyman and educator, who was prone to this. Earliest documented use: 1900.
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SPOOKERISM: When a spooner-prone spook says "phoo" instead of "boo" and then wonders why no one is afraid.

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SLOOTHERISM: The work of Sherlock Holmes and Watson.

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SCHOONERISM - the tendency of some peopke to drink their sherry in overlarge glasses.


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#209617 - 02/18/13 08:24 PM Suiting the action to the word... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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...how could we pass up

SPOONERISM --> SNOOPERISM - surveillance gone wild !

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SOONERISM: Belief in the existence of Oklahoma

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with Anu Garg malapropism

PRONUNCIATION:(MAL-uh-prop-iz-ehm)
MEANING:
noun: The humorous misuse of a word by confusing it with a similar-sounding word.
For example, "pineapple of perfection" for "pinnacle of perfection".
ETYMOLOGY: After Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Richard Sheridan's play, The Rivals (1775), who confused words in this manner. Earliest documented use: 1830.
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MALAPTOPISM: a laptop manufactured by International Sewing Machine that belongs to your Ma.

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MALACOPISM
a cop on the 'take'.


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#209656 - 02/20/13 07:21 AM Re: State of Crime [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Freudian slip
PRONUNCIATION:(FROI-dee-uhn slip)
MEANING: noun: An error that reveals someone's subconscious mind.
For example, "I wish you were her" instead of "I wish you were here."
ETYMOLOGY: After Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, who proposed the idea that errors in speech, writing, etc. reveal what is in one's subconscious mind. Earliest use: 1959.
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DROP U

FREDIAN SLIP: a silk slip often worn between scenes by the actor who played "Freddy" in the play My Fair Lady.

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FREDIAN SLIP: a silk slip often worn between scenes by the actor who played "Freddy" in the play My Fair Lady.

Fredian Lip - the way that Fred Flintstone's mouth is drawn in the cartoons.


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#209678 - 02/21/13 11:10 AM Revealing your unaware [Re: Capital Kiwi]  
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FREUDIAN SLAP: Typical response to Freudian slip.

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A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg :eggcorn
PRONUNCIATION: (EG-korn)
MEANING:
noun: An erroneous alteration of a word or phrase, by replacing an original word with a similar sounding word, such that the new word or phrase also makes a kind of sense.
For example: "ex-patriot" instead of "expatriate" and "mating name" instead of "maiden name".
ETYMOLOGY: Coined by linguist Geoffrey Pullum (b. 1945) in 2003. From the substitution of the word acorn with eggcorn. Earliest documented use as a name for this phenomenon is from 2003, though the term eggcorn has been found going back as far as 1844, as "egg corn bread" for "acorn bread".
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G to A

e.g. acorn - a definition of eggcorn.

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eggdorn
Put large quantities of gold braid on your uniform.


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ergcorn: amount of work required to make one tortilla.

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mondegreen PRONUNCIATION: (MON-di-green)
MEANING: noun: A word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics. For example:
"The girl with colitis goes by" for "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes" in the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds".
ETYMOLOGY: Coined by author Sylvia Wright when she misinterpreted the line "laid him on the green" as "Lady Mondegreen" in the Scottish ballad "The Bonny Earl of Murray".
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MOLDEGREENS - collard greens past their prime.

Anyone remember Bob Cain and the Canebreakers greatest and onliest hit? No? Good, I'll sing it here to the tune of the hymn "Just a closer Walk with Thee".

Just a bowl of butterbeans,
Pass the cornbread if you please
I don't want no collard greens
All I want is a bowl of butterbeans







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PONDEGREEN - algae bloom


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mondegree - diploma from la Sorbonne

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bondegreen - the rookie 007

hondegreen - Accord color "Verdant Forest" which Toyota has spent much time and money trying unsuccessfully to emuluate

wondegreen - the bread's gone moldy

yondegreen - where you'll find the flag is on the next Par Five hole, way over thar

Moodegreen - rejected title for early version of Mood Indigo

Montegreen - Montenegro in the Spring

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mondegreed – global avarice.

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fondegreen – entrepreneurially motivated.

#209737 - 02/23/13 02:39 PM : lots o' possibilities for this one...yeahbuddy [Re: Tromboniator]  
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ondegreen- good golf shot in Jamaica
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Mondagreen- when Saint Patrick's Day falls on a Monday . smile

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Londogreen

London in spring.


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Agu's Word of the Day: logophile

PRONUNCIATION: (LOG-uh-fyl)
MEANING: noun: One who loves words.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek logo- (word) + -phile (lover). Earliest documented use: 1728.
USAGE:
"I treasure my printed OED -- as a memento of my logophile grandfather."
Dictionaries: Finding Their Ideal Format?; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 22, 2012.
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POGOPHILE: one who loves Walt Kelly

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pogophile redefined:

a pogophile is actually a beard lover, from Gk. pogos, beard + -phile

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BOGOPHILE

One who studies preserved mummies in the peatbogs of Europe.


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#209786 - 02/25/13 05:44 PM Pogophile improved... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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pogophile: people who love Walt Kelly's beard. laugh

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#209800 - 02/26/13 04:01 PM Todays word: homologous [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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homologous
PRONUNCIATION: (huh-MOL-uh-guhs, hoh-)
MEANING: adjective:
1. Exhibiting a degree of correspondence or similarity.
2. Corresponding in structure and evolutionary origin, but not necessarily in function.
For example, human arm, dog foreleg, bird wing, and whale flipper are homologous.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek homo- (same) + logos (word, proportion, reason). Earliest documented use: 1660.
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HOMOBOGOUS - different day same swamp



#209812 - 02/27/13 02:37 AM obscure ones... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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HOROLOGOUS - like a clock

HOMOLOGONS - men signing into compter networks

HOMOZOGOUS - dwelling in the Emerald City, by the grace of Glinda

HUMOLOGOUS - funnily worded? or maybe, moistly worded?

#209818 - 02/27/13 03:05 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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hagiarchy

PRONUNCIATION: (HAG-ee-ar-kee, HAY-jee-)
MEANING:
noun: A government by holy persons. Also a place thus governed.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek hagi- (holy) + -archy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1826.
NOTES:
Two synonyms of this term are hagiocracy and hierocracy. Also, literally speaking, hierarchy is the rule of the high priest.
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HAGIARCH - a rain b o w

#209819 - 02/27/13 05:08 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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a once holy place now a museum


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#209821 - 02/27/13 05:13 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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fagiarchy - the committee of a gay club.


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#209822 - 02/27/13 05:38 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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wagiarchy - 1. government has gone to the dogs. 2. government by a bunch of jokers.

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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
wagiarchy - 1. government has gone to the dogs. 2. government by a bunch of jokers.


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#209826 - 02/27/13 08:41 PM Re: obscure ones... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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lagiarchy - government by a bunch of crooks.
(Now whch gov't could THAT be?)

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#209842 - 02/28/13 03:17 PM A tough one... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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archetype

PRONUNCIATION:(AHR-ki-typ)
MEANING:
noun:
1. The original pattern or model of something; prototype.
2. An ideal or typical example of something.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek arche- (first, original) + -type (model, mold). Earliest documented use: 1605.
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ARCHIETYPE - the original Archie in the Archie Boy Comics

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ORCHETYPE -- what Nero Wolfe is obsessed by.

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#209855 - 02/28/13 10:36 PM Re: A tough one... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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ARCHIEHYPE
Listening to the rants of Archie Bunker.


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#209859 - 03/01/13 02:23 PM Oh well... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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PRONUNCIATION:(dak-tuh-LOG-ruh-fee)
MEANING:
noun: The study of fingerprints as a means of identification.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek dactylo- (finger or toe) + -graphy (writing). Earliest documented use: 1884.
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DACTYLORAPHY - when a rapper does that crazy handjive

#209860 - 03/01/13 04:48 PM Re: Oh well... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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AMBIDACTYLOGRAPHYleft-hand/right-handed search for clues
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#209863 - 03/01/13 08:04 PM Re: Oh well... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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QUACTYLOGRAPHY - identifying water-fowl by the noise they make.


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#209894 - 03/04/13 02:27 PM Re: Oh well, it's Monday. Yippee! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Anu's happy word of today: gelasin laugh

PRONUNCIATION:(JEL-uh-sin)

MEANING:
noun: A dimple in the cheek that appears when someone smiles.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek gelaein (to laugh), which also gave us the words agelast (one who never laughs) and hypergelast (one who laughs too much). Earliest documented use: 1608.
USAGE:
"Gelasin is this pretty little dimple of which Martial says:
His is the face less gracious
Who has not the gelasin joyous."
Laurent Joubert; Treatise on Laughter; University of Alabama Press; 1980.
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AGELASIN: the inability to dimple frown

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TELASIN

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#209899 - 03/04/13 06:38 PM Re: Oh well, it's Monday. Yippee! [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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"A" sin, Luke?
For me it takes hours. smile

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Well, I guess it can be a process. You know the old proverb
something about a journey of a thousand miles begins with
a single step. Wonder how much the old confession is used
any more, the Roman Church seems to pretty much have thrown the
baby out with the bath water.

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sprezzatura

PRONUNCIATION: (spret-sah-TOOR-uh)
MEANING:
noun: Doing (or giving the appearance of doing) something effortlessly; effortless grace; nonchalance.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian. Earliest documented use: 1957.
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SPREEZATURA - a peccadillo indulged but with sang-froid

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#209925 - 03/06/13 06:51 PM Re: Yea! It [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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polylemma

PRONUNCIATION:(pol-ee-LEM-uh)
MEANING:
noun: A choice involving multiple undesirable options.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek poly- (many) + dilemma, from lemma (proposition). Earliest documented use: 1856. Also see trilemma, Hobson's choice, and Buridan's ass.
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POLYEMMA- Polylemma's decisive but simple-minded little sister Polyemma; not the happy one, that would be, Pollyanna.

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POOLYLEMMA - the choice to go into the cold water one toe at a time or to jump in with a big splash and get it over with all at once...

#209933 - 03/07/13 01:47 PM Today is hump day for a seven day week [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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schadenfreude

PRONUNCIATION: (SHAAD-n-froi-duh)
MEANING: noun: Pleasure derived from another's misfortune.
ETYMOLOGY:
From German Schadenfreude, from Schaden (damage, harm) + Freude (joy). Earliest documented use: 1852.
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schadenfreud- to undergo psychoanalysis to sublimate one's schadenfreude

#209934 - 03/07/13 03:57 PM Re: Today is hump day for a seven day week [Re: jenny jenny]  
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SHADE'N'FREUDE - joy at hearing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on the lawn at the Tanglewood Music Festival in the Berkshires on a balmy summer afternoon

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Nicely done Wolf cool It'd take a high hatter in the Queen's box to top that. smile

#209938 - 03/08/13 07:50 AM Thank Friars it's Friday [Re: jenny jenny]  
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palimpsest

PRONUNCIATION: (PAL-imp-sest)
MEANING: noun:
1. A writing surface such as a parchment that has been reused after partially or completely erasing the original text.
2. Something reused but still showing traces of its earlier form.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek palimpsestos, from palin (again) + psestos + (scraped). Earliest documented use: 1661 Also see pentimento.
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PALIMPEST - a friend who sometimes acts like a monkey

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PALIMSEXT A sex-text sent to one person that goes viral.

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#209976 - 03/12/13 12:39 AM Become the Tiger [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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nineteenth hole

PRONUNCIATION:(NYN-TEENTH hol)
MEANING:
noun: The clubhouse or another place, such as a bar or a restaurant, where golfers gather after playing a round.
ETYMOLOGY:
A standard round of golf has eighteen holes, so the next stop after the game, a bar or a restaurant, is called the nineteenth hole. A similar term is the fifth quarter in (American) football. Earliest documented use: 1901.
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NINETENTH HOLE- the walk to the tenth tee where it is considered cricket to slug whiskey as a brace for the second nine.

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Wineteenth.
Same as the Nineteenth

#209978 - 03/12/13 01:48 AM pole-ish joke [Re: jenny jenny]  
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NINETEENTH POLE - the facetiously-named "pole" 1 3/16 mile from the finish line, thus 1/16 mile BEFORE the starting line of a 9-furlong race. Refers to the position of a horse considered - usually jeeringly - to be so slow that it can't even reach the gate before the race is over.

#209981 - 03/12/13 07:02 AM Indentation [Re: jenny jenny]  
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nineteeth hole: result of taking a little nip.

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suffragist

PRONUNCIATION: (SUHF-ruh-jist)

MEANING: noun: An advocate of extending the right to vote, especially to women.
ETYMOLOGY:
Via French from Latin suffragium (voting tablet, right to vote). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhreg- (to break) that also gave us break, breach, fraction, fragile, fractal, infringe, irrefragable, and fractious. Suffrage? Remember, a broken piece of tile was used as a ballot in the past. Earliest documented use: 1822.
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stuffragist - a dealer in rags suitable for stuffing

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PINETEENTH HOLEAlong around the sixteenth hole
when it's a hot and sweaty day, one longs for the shade
and a cold drink and cannot wait for the nineteenth hole.

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#209988 - 03/12/13 02:39 PM Re: Indentation [Re: jenny jenny]  
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SCUFFRAGIST A shoeshine boy.


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#209990 - 03/12/13 07:16 PM Re: Indentation [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
SCUFFRAGIST A shoeshine boy.

laugh Nice polish, Luke.

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#209996 - 03/13/13 01:08 AM Ann or Andy? [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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STUFFRAGIST (that's with a hard "G") -- a full-time dollmaker

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bromide

PRONUNCIATION:(BRO-myd)

MEANING:noun:
1. A tired or meaningless remark.
2. A tiresome or boring person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From bromine, from Greek bromos (stench). Earliest documented use: 1836.
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bromind :
1. a tiresome or boring mind
2. a tired or meaningless remark from a tired or boring mind

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gay marriage

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Bromaide - Eragon, in his youth

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Bromaide - Eragon, in his youth


Now I like that. I have about 100 pages in book 4 left.


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#210016 - 03/14/13 08:24 AM Re: Inheritance [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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tinnient

PRONUNCIATION: (TIN-ee-uhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Ringing or tinkling.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tinnire (to ring), of imitative origin, which also gave us tintinnabulation. Earliest documented use: 1668.
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TINNIMENT - a substandard multi-apartment building put up by a canny slumlord

#210031 - 03/15/13 08:29 AM Nice, Wofadoc, now try this... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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extraterritoriality
PRONUNCIATION: (ek-struh-ter-i-tor-ee-AL-i-tee)
MEANING: noun:
1. Exemption from the jurisdiction of local law, for example, as for diplomats.
2. The applicability of a state's laws outside its territory.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin extra- (outside) + territorium (land around a town), from terra (land). Earliest documented use: 1836.
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rextraterritoriality - the right of a King to rule whatever land he can coerce or conquer

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All weak, but surprisingly many options:

-- HEXTRATERRITORALITY: an affiliation of Six Nations, like the Iroquois

-- EXTRACTERRITORIALITY: 1) Strip mining 2) debugging, in pretentious jargon

-- EXTRATERRITORIACITY: a vulgar claim to be a Stranger in a Strange Land

-- EXTRATERRITORIALIFY: to remove from any outside jurisdiction by converting to an independent political entity, like the Vatican City, or (discussed from time to time) Jerusalem

-- EXTRATERRITOCIALITY: an out-of-this-world experience while giving birth (compare "dystocia")

-- EXTRATERRITORIALITH: moon rock


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#210037 - 03/15/13 07:00 PM Don't encourage him! [Re: jenny jenny]  
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In the old days we called it "looseness of association." It was not meant to be a compliment.

And don't forget I didn't come up with anything at all for sprezza-whatever, or palimpsest, or even gelasin. To name just a few recent ones.

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SEXTRATERRITORIALITY -going to foreign countries to sate your off-beat sexual inclinations (e.g., Brits going to Thailand.)
VEXTRATERRITORIALITY - annoying the whole populations of other countires - like Britain wishing to opt out of large parts of the European Union Agrrements.


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hextraterritoriality

the curse put on you by a Leprachaun when you get too close
to his/her pot of gold.

word first used by Wofa,
but here it is a word that is spelled the same but has a
different meaning.

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#210043 - 03/15/13 09:20 PM Re: Don't encourage him! [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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#210045 - 03/15/13 09:23 PM Re: Don't encourage him! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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#210059 - 03/19/13 01:40 PM Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: jenny jenny]  
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J-J apparently being Away From Keyboard so far this week, I'll post today's WAD:

Contranyms:

PERUSE

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-ROOZ)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To read or examine with great care.
2. To read or examine in a casual manner.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Let's try

PERTUSE -- to spread an illness by coughing ("Pertussis" is whooping cough)

P.S. Just thinking out loud:

-- "scan" is approximately the same thing !
-- PERFUSE is already a real word
-- so is PERUKE
-- PERUE is mixed up mixed up [PUREE]
:-)


#210061 - 03/19/13 02:44 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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I hope these infections stay in your office
and that you are inoculated.


RERUSE

-to use the same trick twice or more.

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#210062 - 03/19/13 07:29 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: jenny jenny]  
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PERUSS (puh-RUSH): to read with great care in Cyrillic, and rather quickly.

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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I hope these infections stay in your office
and that you are in
oculated.

You want me to get an infection in my eye?

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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
PERUSS (peh-RUSH): to read with great care in Cyrillic, and rather quickly.

Not to be confused with its near-homonym PERUSH, (pee-rush), meaning "Ooh! Ooh! Teacher! I really have to go to the bathroom!"

#210066 - 03/19/13 08:28 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I hope these infections stay in your office
and that you are in
oculated.

You want me to get an infection in my eye?



Sorry Doc, I don't speak MDese. I hope you have had what
ever shot you need so you don't get the disease you mentioned.


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#210067 - 03/19/13 08:30 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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PEBRUSH

Toilet bowl cleaner.


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#210068 - 03/20/13 01:30 AM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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penuse - the projected life of a Bic ballpoint pen less fifty percent.

#210069 - 03/20/13 01:51 AM School of Useless Knowledge [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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"Ocular" means related to the eye, as in oculist who makes lenses, and binoculars (two lenses, one for each eye - and they also make monocles for one eye.)

Actually, "inoculate" really does mean "stick it in your eye." That's the way the first smallpox immunizations were administered. Serum was made from victims of vaccinia (a related viral disease, cowpox. As one might suspect, since ''vaca" is cow. Smallpox is "variola.") and it was instilled into the eye of the protectee after the doctor pulled the lower lid down to make a sac to drip a drop or two into. So it was literally an "in-ocul-ation," and then the word got generalized to mean any immunization against you-name-it disease, no matter where it was given.

And "pertussis" is whooping cough. ("Tussive" is coughing. RobiTussin is A H Robins' brand of cough syrup. Tussionex is somebody else's.) Pertussis is the P of the DPT shot your kids got when they were infants: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus. Never heard of 'em? It's because the shots became almost universal, and the diseases almost unheard of. Except that whooping cough is coming back, because...but that's another story.


(Apologies for droning on. Occasionally this does somehow turn into a word Board, all our intentions to the contrary notwithstanding...)

#210070 - 03/20/13 02:00 AM Go Back Three Weeks [Re: jenny jenny]  
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TACTYLOGRAPHY - handwriting in Braille

#210071 - 03/20/13 02:24 PM Very Interesting medical wordings, Wofa, thanks. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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second-guess

PRONUNCIATION:(SEK-uhnd GES)
MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To criticize an event with the benefit of hindsight.
2. To guess or predict.
ETYMOLOGY:
Probably a back-formation from second-guesser (in baseball, one who criticizes a play after the fact). Earliest documented use: 1941.
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S to R
recond-guess- a recond-ed guess. As in...
Do you recond? Well, shoot, I recond.


#210072 - 03/20/13 02:32 PM Re: School of Useless Knowledge [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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I thought I was using 'inoculation' correctly, but only in
the sense you mention, generalization for any immunization
and I appreciate the comments. I had enough Latin to know
'oculis' is eye, but I was hoping you were protected from
all the other diseases you were specifying - and since
JJ is back I appreciate your taking up her mantle for the
time being.


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#210073 - 03/20/13 04:28 PM Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]  
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SECOND-GUEST - v.i. - to wait in the car until you see someone else ring the doorbell ahead of you

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discursive

PRONUNCIATION:(dis-KUHR-siv)
MEANING: adjective:
1. Jumping from topic to topic; rambling.
2. Proceeding logically, using reason or argument rather than emotion.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin discurrere (to run about), from dis- (apart) + currere (to run). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kers- (to run), which is also the source of car, career, carpenter, occur, discharge, succor, and caricature. Earliest documented use: 1599.
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discursitive- a meaning that can mean either extreme of diametrical opposite meanings. EX: discursive.


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wishcursive when a teacher wishes handwriting were still
taught to today's button-pushing students.


miscursive what we will have when no one will be able
to sign their own names any longer: and then will have to
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DISBURSITIVE - pertaining to the duties of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. (Sounds like a word Pooh-Bah would have used, if it existed, dunnit?)

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or

DISCUSSIVE -- the language of most rappers

#210081 - 03/21/13 09:00 PM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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impregnable

PRONUNCIATION:(im-PREG-nuh-buhl)
MEANING:adjective:
1. Incapable of being taken by force; strong enough to withstand attack.
2. Capable of being impregnated.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Old French imprenable, from in- (not) + prenable (vulnerable to capture), from prendre (to take, seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize, take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, pregnant, osprey, prison, and get. Earliest documented use: 1430.
For 2: From Latin impraegnaere (to fertilize, impregnate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gen- (to give birth), which also gave birth to words such as generate, engine, indigenous, and germ.
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impegnable - to be capable of being pegged or not.

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psychological moment
PRONUNCIATION:(sy-kuh-LOJ-i-kuhl MOH-muhnt)
MEANING:
noun: The most appropriate time for achieving a desired result; the critical moment.
ETYMOLOGY:
Loan translation of French moment psychologique (psychological moment), which itself is a mistaken loan translation of German das psychologische Moment (psychological element or factor) taken as der psychologische Moment (the psychological moment of time). The word came to French during the German Siege of Paris in 1870. Earliest documented use: 1871.
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psychological mement- a pop culture fad word that goes viral. EX: viral

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psychological moment - an example of psychobabble: meaingless, overblown, self-consciously pompous and needlessly complex, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing. Don't like the phrase to begin with. So there.

psychological foment - stir up trouble by pushing people's buttons...

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#210121 - 03/26/13 09:59 PM Tuesday's foment. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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running dog

PRONUNCIATION: (RUN-ing dog)

MEANING:noun: A servile follower; lackey.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Chinese zougou, from zou (running) + gou (dog), apparently as an allusion to a dog running to follow his or her master's commands. This term was employed in Chinese Communist terminology to refer to someone who was considered subservient to counter-revolutionary interest. Earliest documented use: 1925.
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RUNNING JOG- a slow run, a fast jog.

#210122 - 03/26/13 10:28 PM think "Loki" [Re: jenny jenny]  
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RUINING DOG -- an evil dyslexic deity

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Not know where you are going.


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#210131 - 03/27/13 02:14 PM Wednesday's agog. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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potpourri
PRONUNCIATION: (poh-poo-REE, POH-poo-ree)
MEANING: noun
1. A mixture of dried flower petals, spices, herbs, etc., kept for fragrance.
2. A musical medley.
3. A mixture of incongruous things.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French pot pourri, literally rotten pot (loan translation of Spanish olla podrida), from pot (pot) + pourri (rotten), from pourrir (to rot). English has borrowed not only the loan translated term potpourri from French, but also the original Spanish olla podrida. It has borrowed from other languages a whole bunch of terms to describe hodgepodge or miscellany, such as, from Swedish smorgasbord, from French salmagundi, and from Hungarian goulash. Earliest documented use: 1611.
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ROTPOURRI - really rotten potpourri

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blue blood PRONUNCIATION: (BLOO bluhd)
MEANING: noun:
1. An aristocratic or socially prominent lineage.
2. A member of such a family.
ETYMOLOGY:
Loan translation of Spanish sangre azul (blue blood). The term arose from the visible veins of light-skinned royalty. Earliest documented use: 1835.
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BLUE BLOO - the actual spelling and phonetic pronunciation of blue. As in Baby Boo Boo. frown

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- -one of those acquaintances you wish to rid yourself of, but
cant'


blue rued
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POTPOURROI -- a feast fit for a King
(or, maybe, a sachet fit for a King)

#210158 - 03/29/13 01:20 AM Blue Blond = [towhead de jour] is sad [Re: jenny jenny]  
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blue brood - Smurfs

#210163 - 03/29/13 11:29 AM deus ex machia de jour [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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deus ex machina

PRONUNCIATION: (DAY-uhs eks MAH-kuh-nuh, -nah, MAK-uh-nuh)
MEANING:
noun: An unexpected or improbable person or event that saves a seemingly hopeless situation.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin deus ex machina, deus (god) + ex (from) + machina (machine), loan translation of Greek theos apo mekhanes. Earliest documented use: 1697.
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deus'sex machina - you wish smile

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deus sex matchina

holy dating service


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#210171 - 03/30/13 02:53 AM Re: deus ex machina de jour [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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debs ex machina: Stepford Wives

#210173 - 03/30/13 10:53 AM Happy Easter To You [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Dems ex machina - any two Tammany politicians
(or Deux ex machina - Richard Daley and Richard Daley Jr, if you prefer Chicago politics)

Deus en machina - the cult of Jobs

Deus ex Bachina - the B-minor Mass, or any of several other out-of-this-world masterpieces

Deus ex mochina - choco-latte (Heavenly-flavored, of course)

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Pay-us ex machina - an ATM

Say-us ex machina - a "speak-your-weight" machine

Lay-us ex machina - let's not go there! wink

Ray-us ex machina - a sun bed

Way-us ex machina - a Sat-Nav

X-Ray-us ex machina - as used in Hospitals an Dental surgeries *at vast expense!)




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#210195 - 04/01/13 02:40 PM Anu's word for April Fool's Day [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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magnanimous

PRONUNCIATION: (mag-NAN-i-muhs)

MEANING: adjective: Generous or forgiving, especially towards a weak rival.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin magnanimus (great-souled), from magnus (great) + animus (soul, mind). Ultimately from the Indo-European root meg- (great), which also gave us magnificent, maharaja, master, mayor, maestro, magnate, magistrate, maximum, magnify, mahatma, magisterial, mickle, and hermetic. Earliest documented use: 1547.
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MAGNANIMOUSE- a mouse who forgives the cat's bad manners

#210203 - 04/02/13 01:20 AM It's good enough for me! [Re: jenny jenny]  
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MAÑANIMOUS - Inclined not to do today what can be put off to tomorrow...

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