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#209588 - 02/16/13 05:51 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]  
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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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WAITH : a patient ghost.

#209594 - 02/16/13 10:22 PM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: jenny jenny]  
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PRAITH - commendatiion from someone with a lisp.


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#209598 - 02/17/13 12:50 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Nary a BRAITHleft in him,so we must bury him.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#209599 - 02/17/13 02:10 AM Re: Anu's silent letter trick [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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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.

#209614 - 02/18/13 06:41 PM Re: Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: jenny jenny]  
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SLOOTHERISM: The work of Sherlock Holmes and Watson.

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#209615 - 02/18/13 07:37 PM Re: Flipping Anu's word of the day [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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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 !

#209625 - 02/19/13 08:27 AM State of Mind [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SOONERISM: Belief in the existence of Oklahoma

#209633 - 02/19/13 03:25 PM Re: State of Mind [Re: Tromboniator]  
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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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