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Long time passing.

No-longer used words with varying degrees of merit:

Back in the Fifties my mother defined "Resistentialism" as "The innate perversity of inanimate objects."

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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Long time passing.

No-longer used words with varying degrees of merit:

Back in the Fifties my mother defined "Resistentialism" as "The innate perversity of inanimate objects."

Of these lists I think "resistentialism" is the cleverests of a mostly motley lot.
Your dear mother must have been the most acutest if not the mostest sharp. smile

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Snoutfair: a person with a handsome countenance.
Almost an oxymoron.


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Snoutfair: a person with a handsome countenance.
Almost an oxymoron.


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...and until now I thought a "snoutfair" was the annual gathering where people showed off their prize pigs...

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They are called that in certain parts of swine country
around here.


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I do have a Scottich colleague and friend who indulges in "lunting" on his way home from the pub on a Friday night. I shall try him out with the word tomorrow to see whether it strikes achord with him!


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great leaping coincidences, batman!

the worthless word for the day is: lunt

[fr. Dutch lont, a match]
chiefly Scot., archaic(?)
1) to smoke tobacco in (a pipe)
2) to set fire to : light up : kindle
hence, lunting
(not to be confused with lant)

"He sat ever by the chimney corner and
lunted away on his cutty pipe."
- S. R. Crockett, The Raiders (1894)

(I think the walking part is overly specific..)

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Nowadays the Dutch word lont means fuse and the word for match is lucifer.

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For some reason, lunting sounds like something appropriate to do on your way home from the pub!

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