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#210374 - 04/11/13 07:42 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Thursday [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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mens tea: afternoon gathering in a pub.

#210381 - 04/12/13 01:59 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: The eagle flies on Friday [Re: Tromboniator]  
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attorn

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-TUHRN)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To turn over rent, goods, etc. to another.
verb intr.: To agree to be a tenant of a new landlord of the same property.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French atorner (to assign to), from a- (to) + torner (to turn). An attorney is the person one turns to to represent oneself. Earliest documented use: 1458.
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attorny : Attorney-at-law as described in a legal brief


#210392 - 04/12/13 05:42 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: The eagle flies on Friday [Re: jenny jenny]  
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athorn: 1. a sharp, woody spine on the branch of an oak. 2. practicing to play a brass instrument.


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#210445 - 04/15/13 12:18 PM Anu's Lexicon: Blue Monday Tax Monday [Re: jenny jenny]  
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peeping Tom

PRONUNCIATION:
(PEE-ping tom)

MEANING:
noun: Someone who gets sexual pleasure from secretly watching others; voyeur.
ETYMOLOGY:
From the legend of Lady Godiva who rode unclothed through the streets of Coventry, England to persuade her husband to lower taxes on the people. All the townfolk shuttered their windows, except for a tailor named Tom who couldn't resist and watched. Earliest documented use: 1769.
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WEEPING TOM - Tom after the King raised axes instead of lowering taxes

#210448 - 04/15/13 07:36 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Animal Occupations [Re: jenny jenny]  
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peeing tom: feline surveyor.

#210451 - 04/15/13 10:24 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Animal Occupations [Re: Tromboniator]  
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beeping Tom what the lady turkeys are having to put up with
at this time of the year.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#210458 - 04/16/13 01:08 PM Anu's Lexicon: Tue's (whoever he is) day... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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nice nelly

PRONUNCIATION:(nys NEL-ee)
MEANING:
noun: A person excessively concerned with propriety, modesty, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: A specialized use of the name Nelly, a nickname for Helen or Eleanor. Earliest documented use: 1922.
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ICE NELLY - as in "Whoa Nelly!"

The night was dark the sky was blue
Down the alley the ice wagon flew
It hit a bump and somebody screamed
You shoulda heard just what I seen

___________________________________ Bo Diddley 1957

#210477 - 04/17/13 01:36 AM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Tue's (whoever he is) day... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Nice Telly - Radiodiffusion Television Francaise with a Southern accent

RTF

#210480 - 04/17/13 01:59 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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nosy parker or nosey parker

PRONUNCIATION: (NOH-zee PAHRK-uhr)
MEANING: noun: An overly inquisitive person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From nosy + the name Parker. It's not clear who this person was. Earliest documented use: 1890. Also see, quidnunc.
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COSY ARKER Brit. - crowded but comfortable

#210482 - 04/17/13 04:05 PM Re: Anu's Lexicon: Wednesday [Re: jenny jenny]  
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noisy barker neighbor's dog


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