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#211795 - 07/18/13 01:26 AM Re: Wednesday's Word is full of woe [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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MORTIFLY - to fly equally in fear of the jihadists and
the brown shirt goons of the NSA

#211799 - 07/18/13 10:50 AM Re: Wednesday's Word is full of woe [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Wasn't Mortifly one of the characters in "Back to the Future"?

#211800 - 07/18/13 11:00 AM Moving right along... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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cloaca
CLOACA

PRONUNCIATION:
(klo-AY-kuh)
plural cloacae (klo-AY-se, -kee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. An outhouse.
2. A sewer.
3. The common duct into which intestinal, urinary, and genital tracts open in birds, reptiles, most fishes, and some mammals.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cloaca (sewer, canal), from cluere (to cleanse). Earliest documented use: 1656.



CLOAKA - the device that renders undetectable the ships of Italian Klingons

#211801 - 07/18/13 11:55 AM Re: Moving right along... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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CLODCA Russian slang - a backwoods clod stomp dancing even before the vodka

#211806 - 07/18/13 04:00 PM Moving right along, the old way [Re: jenny jenny]  
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CLODCA - laugh

CLOACH - an ancient Mass Transit vehicle; holds fifty Romans

#211814 - 07/19/13 09:05 PM How did Robinson Crusoe know it was Friday? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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confabulate

PRONUNCIATION: (kuhn-FAB-yuh-layt)

MEANING: verb intr.:
1. To talk informally.
2. To replace fact with fantasy to fill in gaps in memory.

ETYMOLOGY:
From confabulari (to talk together), from con- (with) + fabulari (to talk), from fabula (tale). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bha- (to speak) that is also the source of fable, phone, fame, boon, and infant. Earliest documented use: 1604.
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confadulate - the use of street jive to fill in for information gaps.

#211815 - 07/20/13 02:42 AM Re: How did Robinson Crusoe know it was Friday? [Re: jenny jenny]  
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MONFABULATE - to tell stories with a Caribbean accent

CONTABULATE - to count the "no" votes

CONFIBULATE - what you have to do when you can't remember a word, but it's just on the tibia tongue...

#211840 - 07/22/13 06:13 PM Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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PRONUNCIATION: (O-lid)
MEANING: adjective: Foul-smelling.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin olere (to smell) which also gave us an opposite of today's word: redolent. Earliest documented use: 1680.
USAGE:
"Ducks' blood smells no less olid than pig's blood."
Merilyn Oniszczuk Jackson; A Sow of Violence; The Massachusetts Review (Amherst); Autumn 2004.
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SOLID -
1) old ma: without pretence, as in "a solid beating"
2) hippie son: as in "solid jackson" meaning right-on

#211841 - 07/23/13 02:27 AM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: jenny jenny]  
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OVID - a Roman writer, noted for his poetry about eggs

#211843 - 07/23/13 11:11 AM Re: Today's word...olid. Words in transition [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SOOK

PRONUNCIATION:
(rhymes with book)

MEANING:
noun: A timid or coward person; a crybaby.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably from English dialect suck. Earliest documented use: 1933.


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SOONK - how the shlightly inebriated barfly described the fate of the Titanic

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