Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 50 of 100 1 2 48 49 50 51 52 99 100
a day at the Sorbonne [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212124
08/13/13 11:23 AM
08/13/13 11:23 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,962
Worcester, MA
W
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,962
Worcester, MA

ANATOPISM

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-NAT-uh-piz-ehm)

MEANING:
noun: The error of placing something out of its proper place; also something placed erroneously.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek ana- (against) + topos (place). Anatopism is to place what anachronism is to time. Earliest documented use: 1812.

-----------------------------

ANATOLISM - Francophilia

It ain't easy [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212133
08/13/13 09:18 PM
08/13/13 09:18 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
J
jenny jenny Offline OP
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline OP
veteran
J
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
ANATOPRISM - an inability to look through the top of optical prism and see the bent light

Re: It ain't easy [Re: jenny jenny] #212142
08/14/13 12:44 PM
08/14/13 12:44 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
J
jenny jenny Offline OP
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline OP
veteran
J
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
quaternary

PRONUNCIATION:
(KWOT-uhr-ner-ee, kwuh-TUHR-nuh-ree)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Of the fourth order.
2. Consisting of or arranged in fours.
noun:
1. A group of four.
2. The number four.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin quattuor (four). Earliest documented use: 1450.
____________________________________________________

QUAETENARY (noun) southern us

PRONUCIATION: qwart TER nare EE
MEANING: a ner-do-well who has never had nare a quarter.

Re: It ain't easy [Re: jenny jenny] #212155
08/15/13 01:16 AM
08/15/13 01:16 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,962
Worcester, MA
W
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,962
Worcester, MA

QUITERNARY - Never say die !

EQUATERNARY - I'll say it again, the Earth is FLAT !!

Re: It ain't easy [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212161
08/15/13 10:57 AM
08/15/13 10:57 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
J
jenny jenny Offline OP
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline OP
veteran
J
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

QUITERNARY - Never say die !

EQUATERNARY - I'll say it again, the Earth is FLAT !!

__________________ laugh laugh __________ funny X two, Wolf

ELFLOCK [Re: jenny jenny] #212163
08/15/13 03:51 PM
08/15/13 03:51 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
J
jenny jenny Offline OP
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline OP
veteran
J
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
elflock
PRONUNCIATION: (ELF-lok)
MEANING:
noun: A tangled lock of hair.
ETYMOLOGY:
An elflock is a mass of hair supposedly tangled by elves, as a mother might explain to her daughter while untangling her snarled locks after a slumber. From Old English aelf. Ultimately from the Indo-European root albho- (white), which is also the source of oaf, albino, album, albumen, and albedo. Earliest documented use: 1596.
_________________________________

SELFLOCK - dreadlocks self-imposed

Re: ELFLOCK [Re: jenny jenny] #212166
08/15/13 10:41 PM
08/15/13 10:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,962
Worcester, MA
W
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,962
Worcester, MA


EFFLOCK - can't find my @#$%^! keys !!

ELFLICK - counterpart of a chickflick, in Madrid

ELMLOCK - an unfortunate hybrid tree, hardly seen any more: afflicted by both Woolly Adelgid and Dutch Elm Disease

Re: ELFLOCK [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212173
08/16/13 03:20 PM
08/16/13 03:20 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
J
jenny jenny Offline OP
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline OP
veteran
J
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
allochthonous

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-LOK-thuh-nuhs)
MEANING:
adjective: Originating in a region other than where it is found.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek from allos (other) + chthon (earth, land). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chamomile, exhume, inhume, chthonic, disinter, chameleonic, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1888.
____________________________________________

CALLOCHTHONOUS - of a mean and callous land

USAGE: A good nation may cause evil to other nations not only by its actions but by its inaction, and in either case it is justly accountable to the callochthonous nation for the injury.
___________________________________ Not John Stuart Mill


Psalm say... [Re: jenny jenny] #212175
08/16/13 06:50 PM
08/16/13 06:50 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,962
Worcester, MA
W
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,962
Worcester, MA

ALTOCHTHONOUS -- The Voice of the Turtle, heard in our Land, is female and low-pitched.

A Solomonic declaration, indeed.

Re: Psalm say... [Re: wofahulicodoc] #212180
08/16/13 09:54 PM
08/16/13 09:54 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,156
Land of the Flat Water
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,156
Land of the Flat Water
Surprised no one took

ELFLUCK

the old pot'o gold at the end of the rainbow.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Page 50 of 100 1 2 48 49 50 51 52 99 100

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,883
Posts224,826
Members9,056
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Nikki1221, Veezkneez, LOC, Luna, wordie
9056 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 36 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
LOC 1
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,156
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.030s Queries: 14 (0.014s) Memory: 3.1912 MB (Peak: 3.3770 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-06-18 11:52:22 UTC