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Re: Oh no, it's Tuezzaday. [Re: LukeJavan8] #209910
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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

Re: Oh no, it's Tuezzaday. [Re: jenny jenny] #209915
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esprezzatura - nonchantly drinkin very stron coffee.


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Re: Yea! It [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #209925
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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.

last one in is a rotten egg [Re: jenny jenny] #209927
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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...

Today is hump day for a seven day week [Re: wofahulicodoc] #209933
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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

Re: Today is hump day for a seven day week [Re: jenny jenny] #209934
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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

Re: Today is hump day for a seven day week [Re: wofahulicodoc] #209935
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Nicely done Wolf cool It'd take a high hatter in the Queen's box to top that. smile

Thank Friars it's Friday [Re: jenny jenny] #209938
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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

Re: Thank Friars it's Friday [Re: jenny jenny] #209941
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PALIMSEXT A sex-text sent to one person that goes viral.

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Become the Tiger [Re: LukeJavan8] #209976
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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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