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#213620 - 12/17/13 04:47 AM When is a rant not a rant but a lesson? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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DESRANT - when an ignorant man meets a wise man how does he know it?

#213624 - 12/17/13 02:36 PM Poor manunkind made hebetate on a assembly line [Re: jenny jenny]  
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hebetate

PRONUNCIATION: (HEB-i-tayt)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To make dull or obtuse.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin hebetare (to make blunt), from hebes (blunt). Earliest documented use: 1574.
USAGE:
"Habit then while it hebetates our sentiments, improves our judgments of things."
Gordon M. Burghardt; The Genesis of Animal Play; MIT Press; 2005.
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HABETATE- to build a habitat for humanity rather than a house for a man.


#213625 - 12/17/13 02:40 PM Re: When is a rant not a rant but a lesson? [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Why change it at all? "He who hebetates is lost!"

1) HEBERATE - to scold, loudly and publicly. Usage: "When my stupidity lost us the Foofnik contract, my Boss HEBERATE me in front of everybody for the rest of the day!"

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2) REBETATE - to croak like a frog


#213639 - 12/18/13 09:32 PM Re: When is a rant not a rant but a lesson? [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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BLANDISH

PRONUNCIATION: (BLAN-dish)

MEANING: verb intr.: To coax with flattery.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin blandiri (to flatter). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mel- (soft), which also gave us bland, melt, smelt, malt, mild, mulch, mollify, mollusk, emollient, enamel, smalto, and schmaltz. Earliest documented use: 1305.

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CLANDISH - see HAGGIS


#213642 - 12/18/13 11:46 PM Racial profiling to prevent a Irishman's kiss [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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O'Landish - an Irishman whose smiling eyes and flattering words are but blarney stone lies he wears to cage a drink.

#213647 - 12/19/13 12:37 PM The whole operetta is worth watching, btw [Re: jenny jenny]  
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IMPORTUNE

PRONUNCIATION: (im-pawr-TOON, im-pawr-TYOON, im-PAWR-chuhn)

MEANING:
1. What the Beatles did
2. To ask someone, repeatedly or annoyingly, to do something.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin importunus, from in- (not) + portus (port, refuge). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to lead, pass over), which also gave us support, comport, petroleum, sport, passport, petrify, colporteur (a peddler of religious books), Swedish fartlek (a training technique), Norwegian fjord (bay), and Sanskrit parvat (mountain). Earliest documented use: 1530.

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IMPOORTUNE - "All That Gold," from Amahl and the Night Visitors ( this is as close as I could get to the song, on short notice)


#213660 - 12/19/13 06:17 PM Lotta Lola; working her way through life. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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PIMPORTUNE - a pimp whose incessant insisiting has forced you upstairs to meet sweet Lotta Lola in room 333.

#213666 - 12/21/13 12:48 AM To COLLIGATE for undertable gain and profit. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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colligate

PRONUNCIATION: KOL-i-gayt)
MEANING:
verb tr. To bind or group together.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin colligare, from com- (together) + ligare (bind). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leig (to bind), which is also the source of oblige, alloy, ally, rely, lien, league, liable, ligature, and furl. Earliest documented use: 1545.
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COLDIGATE - a conspiracy by science and politicians to suppress the fact that Earth stopped warming 17 years ago.

#213669 - 12/21/13 12:38 PM Re: To COLLIGATE for undertable gain and profit. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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DOLLIGATE - how you enter that big mansion in Brentwood, Tennessee

#213673 - 12/22/13 05:45 AM All realities have equal odds of being reality. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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COLLIFATE - in Spring 1928 the entire sitting math class at Dublin University was composed entirely of students (both male and female) whose first names were claimed to be "Colleen".
This incongruity (or congruity) caused the math teacher (whose name was not "Colleen"} to exclaim...

"Well, mathematically a colligate such as this is sooner or later destined to occur. But non-mathematically speaking, the odds are dead even that these names will re-occur in this same class next year".

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