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jenny jenny #210711 05/02/13 02:56 PM
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MAMMONISM

PRONUNCIATION:
(MAM-uh-niz-uhm)

MEANING:
noun: The greedy pursuit of riches.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via Latin and Greek, from Aramaic mamona (riches). Mammon was personified as a false god in the New Testament. Earliest documented use: 1843.


GAMMONISM - a religious search for the use of those three extra "Kinging men" that used to come with the fifteen-piece checker set. (Never did figger out how to play that game on the back side of the checkerboard either, didja... ?)

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MAMMONIST - a communist leader after the revolution

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(regarding definition 2 - I thought if was called a "pod" of whales. Oh well. I suppose there's no rule that there can't be two words with the same meaning.)


So did I, but I've seen 'gam' with regard to whales:

and the American Heritage Dict. of the English language
indicates it also means a congregation of whalers especially
at sea. So they must get together and reminisce about Ahab
after the work is done.


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MAMMOMISM - any nine letter word with five M's except Mmmmmmmmm.

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MAAMONISM - excessive deference to women, especially as practiced in the Deep South

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leviathan

PRONUNCIATION: (li-VY-uh-thuhn)

MEANING:noun: Something large and powerful.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via Latin from Hebrew liwyathan (whale). Earliest documented use: 1382.
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LEVIATHANG - calling Levi a "thing" in Alabama

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leviathong uhhhh


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LEVIATHON - Congressional tax-raising orgy, to be held next Labor Day Weekend (without Jerry Lewis)


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LEATHERATHON = S & M convention


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Did we overlook LEIATHON - watching too many consecutive Carrie Fisher movies?

(Doesn't quite work -- A-->O -- but I couldn't think of anything for "Leiathan."

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