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Re: Doggedly [Re: Tromboniator] #212552
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CHEVROD 2. A 1,049-mile auto race from Anchorage to Nome.



I'd bet on the dogs but find it amazing that a race a thousand miles long could begin and end in the same State. Wow!

FRIDAY'S FINAL WORD [Re: jenny jenny] #212556
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chagal
PRONUNCIATION: (CHAH-guhl)
MEANING:
noun: A bag, usually made of canvas or leather, used for carrying water.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Hindi chhagal, from Sanskrit chhagala (of a goat). Earliest documented use: 1909.
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CHANGAL - the Sanskirted girl who gave you change when you bought your goatskin of water.

If a goat's beard is called a "goatee"... [Re: jenny jenny] #212560
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... why have you never seen a "goator"?

CHAGALE - half a dance, done in a windstorm

This is a Test. This is only a Test. [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212590
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SHIBBOLETH

PRONUNCIATION: (SHIB-uh-lith, -leth)

MEANING: noun:
1. The use of a word or pronunciation that distinguishes a group of people.
2. A slogan, belief, or custom that's now considered outmoded.

ETYMOLOGY: According to the Book of Judges in the Bible, the Gileadites used the Hebrew word shibboleth (ear of corn; stream) to identify the fleeing Ephraimites who couldn't pronounce the sh sound. 42,000 Ephraimites were slaughtered. Earliest documented use: 1382.


SHIBBOLESH - A failed Field Sobriety tesht -- oops, "test"

Re: This is a Test. This is only a Test. [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212609
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laugh Sober up, Ephraimite.
Ephraimites taste best if sober before slaughtered.

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SHIBBQLETH

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HYPOCORISM

PRONUNCIATION:
(hy-POK-uh-riz-uhm, hi-)

MEANING:
noun
1. A pet name.
2. The practice of using pet names.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek hypokorisma (pet name), from hypo- (under) + kor- (child). Ultimately from Indo-European root ker- (to grow), which is also the source of other words such as increase, recruit, crew, crescent, cereal, concrete, crescendo, sincere, and Spanish crecer (to grow). Earliest documented use: 1850.

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HYPNOCORISM - externally-induced belief that you're all heart


Re: This is a Test. This is only a Test. [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212612
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HYPOCOWISM - a male or female milkmaid

Etymology: [from Greek] hypo (under) cow (cow) ism (that which isem)

Re: This is a Test. This is only a Test. [Re: jenny jenny] #212618
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polysemous

PRONUNCIATION: (POL-ee-see-muhs)

MEANING: adjective: Having multiple meanings.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin polysemus, from Greek polysemos, from poly- (many) + sema (sign). Earliest documented use: 1884.
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POLYSERMOUS :
1) a religious sermon with a self-contradicting message about heaven
2) a religious sermon with a self-contridicting message about hell
3) a religious sermon that does not pertain to religion
4) a long rambling non-religious sermon covering everything from aardvark to zymurgy




that's "Cyclops" in Greek [Re: jenny jenny] #212624
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POLYFEMUS - son of Poseidon and Thoosa. Had only one eye but saw many bones.

Re: that's "Cyclops" in Greek [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212628
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That's just a leg-end.

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