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PRONUNCIATION:(josh)
MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To make fun of or tease in a good-natured way.
noun: A teasing or joking remark.
ETYMOLOGY:
Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1845.
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POSH - a polite word for phoney

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JOBSH - The inventor of the Apple computer was often given to hyperbolic statements.

(Here's more than you wanted to know about this branch of mathematics. Its nomenclature has a bunch of instances of taking famililar things and adding an -h to their name.)

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PRONUNCIATION:(BID-ee)
MEANING:
noun:
1. A young chicken.
2. A woman, especially an elderly one, who is talkative, interfering, or annoying.
3. A cleaning woman.
ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1616.
For 2, 3: Short for the name Bridget. Sense 3 is from Irish maid-servants in the US. Earliest documented use: 1785.
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DIDDY - the low rent section of a place in Mississippi named after the Choctaw word for love viz. "diddy-wah-diddy"

It ain't no town, it ain't no city,
But oh how they love in diddy wah diddy




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BIDDAY (bid-DAY) - a bathroom fixture for cleansing your nether parts. Found more often in Europe than in USA.

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Thank you, Wofa-etcetera, for explaining BIDDAY to us the unwashed. Now would you please explain to us what you mean by "cleansing our nether parts"?

GIDDY - a silly person who giggles at euphemisms like "nether parts". smile

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PRONUNCIATION:(HAR-ee)
MEANING:
verb tr., intr.:
1. To harass, attack, or annoy, especially repeatedly.
2. To raid or pillage.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English hergian. Ultimately from the Indo-European root koro- (war, host, army) which also gave us harbor, harbinger, herald, harness, hurry, and harangue. Earliest documented use: 1330.
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TARRY - to be slow when you harras, attack, annoy, raid, rape, and pillage repeatively.

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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
... what you mean by "cleansing our nether parts"?

...Anything you want. It's a projective test.

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HARLY - how motorcycle owners laugh

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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

HARLY - how motorcycle owners laugh

laugh laugh laugh laugh (good one, Doc)

Remember:
Everytime your bulky Harley burns up the road belching smoke and noxious CO2 gas
a flower smiles.

HARDY - What Harley Davidson drivers need to be to upright and kickstart a Hog.

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mulligan

PRONUNCIATION: MUHL-i-guhn)
MEANING:
noun:
1. A second chance, especially in golf where a player is sometimes given another shot to make up for a poor shot which is not counted.
2. A stew made from odds and ends, using whatever is available.
ETYMOLOGY:
Both senses of the word are from the name Mulligan. It's not certain who these two Mulligans were -- maybe a golf player and a chef. Earliest documented use: 1936.
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MULLIGAIN - the duffer rule that states that if your mulligan is shorter than your first drive you are then allowed to play the best ball.

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