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#215386 - 05/07/14 05:50 PM Mensopause III  
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...restarting because our alphabetical spammer has posted in Mensopause II, and Moderatrix can't delete if the post has been replied to...
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SAMSON

PRONUNCIATION: (SAM-suhn)

MEANING: noun: A man of extraordinary physical strength.

ETYMOLOGY: After Samson, a judge in the Old Testament, known for his great strength. From Hebrew Simson (man of sun). Earliest documented use: 1565

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SANSAN - a tiny piquant-tasting lozenge for freshening the breath of Japanese gentlemen

#215390 - 05/07/14 08:09 PM Mensopause III [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SANSOON - a snide comment (usually whispered) to express the opinion that you think someone will be soon be sent to a loony-bin.

Etymology: a combine of san a pejorative term for a insane asylum and soon indicating...uh...soon.

#215393 - 05/07/14 11:58 PM SAMSON [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SANSAN - a tiny piquant-tasting lozenge for freshening the breath of Japanese gentlemen

Hey, Wofa, that's TWO changes. You can't do that, it's against the Roooz !

Oops, you're right. I take it back. Try again:

SALMSON - red caviar, hatched and grown-up

#215396 - 05/08/14 02:47 AM Re: SAMSON one 'mo time [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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INDIAN GIVER! frown



RAMSON
- a ransom paid in wild garlic (Old World tradition)

#216650 - 05/08/14 03:26 PM Where's that Yoda when you need him? [Re: jenny jenny]  
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JEREMIAD

PRONUNCIATION: (jer-uh-MY-uhd)

MEANING: noun: A long lamentation, mournful complaint, or a prophecy of doom.

ETYMOLOGY: After Jeremiah, a Hebrew prophet during the seventh and sixth centuries BCE, who prophesied the fall of the kingdom of Judah and whose writings are collected in Lamentations in the Old Testament. Earliest documented use: 1780. Also see jeremiah.

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JEDEMIAD - A long lamentation, mournful complaint, or a prophecy of doom, regarding the return of the Empire for three more episodes...with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, plus younger versions of same

#216651 - 05/08/14 04:53 PM Wofa....Yoda is not real. He was made up by a hack [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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VEREMIAD- what the people will be after they spend trillions to keep the sea from rising and it falls instead.

#216655 - 05/09/14 04:58 AM Ah, that Methuselah! He was wise beyond his years. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Methuselah

PRONUNCIATION: (meh-THOO-zuh-luh)
MEANING:
noun:
1. An extremely old person.
2. An oversized wine bottle holding approximately six liters.
ETYMOLOGY:
After the biblical figure Methuselah, who is said to have lived 969 years. Earliest documented use: 1390.
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METHUSER-AH - ah, O Saki, it is said that the meth user will be dead within 969 days. That, O Saki, is a lie. A meth user is dead on the first day.


#216658 - 05/10/14 01:56 AM 'Atsa toughie [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Well, there's METH/USE/LAW, but you used that idea already.

Or METH/SELAH - best you pause and think soberly about using that stuff

I think I'll go with
METHOUSELAH - the sixth note of an opera singer's scale (MET HOUSE "LAH")

#216659 - 05/10/14 04:21 PM Re: 'Atsa toughie [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc



I think I'll go with
METHOUSELAH - the sixth note of an opera singer's scale (MET HOUSE "LAH")



Hey, not bad, Codoc.

To my many self-described highbrow friends I will begin describing my many pothead friends as being...
"...higher than a MET House Lah". smile

#216665 - 05/12/14 05:06 AM Monday's Word: Two for one. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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lazaretto

PRONUNCIATION: (laz-uh-RET-o)
MEANING:
noun:
1. A medical facility for people with infectious diseases.
2. A building or ship used for quarantine.
3. On a ship, a space between decks used as storage.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian lazzaretto, a blend of lazzaro + Nazareto. Lazzaro is the Italian version of the name Lazarus, the name of a beggar covered in sores as described in the New Testament (Luke 16:20). Nazareto was the nickname of a hospital, after Santa Maria di Nazareth, the name of the Church on the island where it was located. Earliest documented use: 1549.
USAGE:
"The Council House was a frame building, away from the rest, that had been built in the old, wilder days as a lazaretto for surly drunks."
Kurt Vonnegut; Player Piano; Charles Scribner's Sons; 1952.

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I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun. -Katharine Hepburn, an actress who had fun for 96 years (1907-2003)
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LAZYRETTO - a mental hospital for purposeless people who don't know that just being alive is fun.

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