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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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PARAESTHESIS: - a thesis on intuitive perceptions

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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!

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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


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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

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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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ONOMASTICKS- a stack of sticks named after themselves.

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

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OBOMASTICS -- definitely NOT a Teflon President !

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

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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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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

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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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