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#212025 - 08/07/13 12:30 AM Re: Guesses before the fact [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Was Jack the Ripper Scottish?

Which one? Surely one of the many Jack-the-Rippers was Scottish.
But just as surely Anu would not stoop to such a streach.

No --and you may call me surely --Black Bart was the murdering Scot.

#212026 - 08/07/13 02:31 AM Re: Guesses before the fact [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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ADD T

QUITSLING brit. slang : to stop slinging about fighting words and begin the traditional bitchslap.

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#212028 - 08/07/13 11:12 AM Shakespeare wins again... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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...more things on heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in our phiosophies, and all that.

BURKE

PRONUNCIATION:
(buhrk)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To murder by suffocation.
2. To silence or suppress.
3. To avoid or bypass.

ETYMOLOGY:
After William Burke (1792-1829), who killed people to sell their bodies for dissection. His preferred method was smothering so as to leave the body unmarked and suitable for dissection. He was captured, hanged, and on the judge's orders, his body was publicly dissected. Earliest documented use: 1829.

USAGE:
"When Logeto came in, the killer burked him. Logeto never made a sound."
William Diehl; Hooligans; Villard Books; 1984.

(Who'd'a thunk it !)


BUBKE - a rich yeast bread made with raisins and cinnamon; mostly afflicts Ashkenaze Jews, and others of eastern and middle European extraction


#212031 - 08/07/13 01:44 PM Will wins again... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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B cut to L
LURKE - what Burke did while shopping for parts.

#212059 - 08/09/13 12:42 AM Re: Will wins again... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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POTEMKIN VILLAGE

PRONUNCIATION:
(po-TEM-kin VIL-ij)

MEANING:
noun: An impressive showy facade designed to mask undesirable facts.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Prince Grigory Potemkin, who erected cardboard villages to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Ukraine and Crimea in 1787. Earliest documented use: 1904.


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POTEMKIN PILLAGE - what happens before the creation of the false front

POSTEMKIN VILLAGE - after the truth comes out

#212066 - 08/09/13 05:20 AM Re: Will wins again... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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POKEMIN VILLAGE - a village where the pokemen are those who are poked.

#212071 - 08/09/13 03:15 PM Re: Will wins again... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Typhoid Mary
PRONUNCIATION:
(TY-foid MAIR-ee)
MEANING:
noun: A person from whom a disease or something undesirable spreads.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Mary Mallon (1869-1938), a cook in New York, who was a healthy carrier (contagious but showing no symptoms) of typhoid. She died of pneumonia. Read/watch more about her on PBS Nova. Earliest documented use: 1909.
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minus H

TYPOID MARY - a secretary in New York who Had an id-seated mental disorder that proHibited Her from typing the letter H.

[Her fatHer's name was Hank and Her motHer's name was Hazel ]



#212075 - 08/10/13 01:51 AM not just for the rich and overweight [Re: jenny jenny]  
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TOPHOID MARY - she had such bad tophi that just looking at the disfiguring lesions on her hands would give you your own case of gout !

(I won't post any pictures, but if you google "tophaceous gout" you'll see more ugly pictures than you ever wanted...)

#212111 - 08/12/13 06:38 PM Making Up Words for Made Up Words [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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snowbroth

PRONUNCIATION:
(SNO-broth)

MEANING:
noun: Melted snow.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English snaw (snow) + broth (broth). Earliest documented use: 1600.

USAGE:
"Snowballs and snowmen and snowbroth boiled on our tinny fires on the beach."
Christopher Rush; On the Beach
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SNOWTROTH -a solemn Winter promice of fidelity that evaporates with the coming of Spring

#212115 - 08/13/13 02:31 AM everybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it [Re: jenny jenny]  
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'SNEWBROTH? - two dudes greeting in the Hood

SLOWBROTH - soup made in a crock-pot

SNOWBRITH- ritual circumcision at the North Pole
(Come to think of it, how do you count eight days when the Sun never sets?!)

SNOWBOTH - a mutual deception society

SNOTBROTH - I don't want even to think about that one!

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