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#214448 - 03/11/14 08:59 PM Speak softly and carry a big stick [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY

PRONUNCIATION: (lit-l lord FONT-luh-roi)

MEANING: noun: An innocent child; also a very polite and well-dressed child.

ETYMOLOGY: From Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885). Earliest documented use: 1942.

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LITTLE LORD FLAUNT LEROY - The short Earl likes to boast about his "in" with King Louis XIV

#214449 - 03/11/14 09:04 PM Close...but probably no T-shirt [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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LITTLE LORD FLAUNTLEROY- Leroy flaunts new knickers

(I count about 20 letters in the above definition) smile

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#214457 - 03/12/14 08:22 PM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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ANTHROPOMORPHIZATION

PRONUNCIATION: (an-thruh-puh-mor-fy-ZAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun: Attribution of human qualities to things not human.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek anthropo- (human) + morph (form). Earliest documented use: 1880.

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ANTHROPOMORPHINATION - a man turning into an opium den


ARTHROPOMORPHIZATION - a Kafka-esque literary device, to be used sparingly as it's full of bugs :
(as in, "Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams and found himself transformed into a gigantic insect...")

#214461 - 03/12/14 11:40 PM Metro man in 21 letters [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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PANTHROPOMORPHIZATION - to morph all hes into shes.

#214464 - 03/13/14 04:23 AM Re: Metro man in 21 letters [Re: jenny jenny]  
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BANTHROPOMORPHIZATION Illegalization of turning aliens into humans.

TANTHROPOMORPHIZATION Attribution of human qualities to everything under the sun.

#214465 - 03/14/14 12:14 AM SILK-STOCKING DISTRICT [Re: Tromboniator]  
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SILK-SMOCKING DISTRICT- Harlem after work at nite.
(20 letters)

Usage:
I said Baby where you going
She said Honey I wouldn't be knowing
She had on a long smocking frock
She stopped in the street and did the Castle Rock

- Jimmy Reed 1956

#214466 - 03/14/14 01:50 AM These 20-letterers make it tough to be clever [Re: jenny jenny]  
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SALK-STOCKING DISTRICT - where the polio-vaccine warehouses are

SILK-SHOCKING DISTRICT - the place to see a demonstration of static electricity

#214473 - 03/14/14 04:57 PM That's gonna be another tough one [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SECRET DE POLICHINELLE

PRONUNCIATION: (SEE-krit uv po-LISH-i-nel)

MEANING: noun: A supposed secret that's widely known: an open secret.

ETYMOLOGY: From French secret de Polichinelle. Polichinelle (English Punch or Punchinello) was a stock character in Italian puppetry. Earliest documented use: 1828.

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SECRET DE POLICE IN ELLE - She knows all the dirt about those Paris cops

#214474 - 03/14/14 08:08 PM Re: That's gonna be another tough one [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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DECRET DE POLICHNELLE - a decree given by a puppet

#214478 - 03/18/14 12:57 AM Monday's comment of ACUITY. ...Oh my! [Re: jenny jenny]  
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acuity

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-KYOO-i-tee)
MEANING:
noun: Sharpness; keenness.
ETYMOLOGY:
Via French from Latin acuere (to sharpen). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ak- (sharp), which is also the source of acrid, vinegar, acid, acute, edge, hammer, heaven, eager, oxygen, mediocre, paragon, and acescent. Earliest documented use: 1400.
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ACULTY - to act as a cult. Ex: self-serving scientists who believe that the oceans will rise almost six inches in this Century and the sky is falling oh my!

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