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#216779 - 05/22/14 05:06 PM Word up Thuesday: BARDOLPHIAN. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Bardolphian

PRONUNCIATION: (bar-DOL-fee-uhn)
MEANING:
adjective: Having a red complexion, especially a red nose.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Bardolph, a character in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, who was noted for his red nose. Earliest documented use: 1756. Another character from these plays who has become a word in English is Falstaff.
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BARDOLPHIN - a man who drinks like a fish

#216780 - 05/22/14 05:23 PM BARDOLPHINSs of the world, unite!. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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(Yours is much closer to the spirits of the original!)

#216782 - 05/22/14 06:00 PM Re: BARDOLPHINSs of the world, unite!. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(Yours is much closer to the spirits of the original!)


Ok, continuing the spirit of spirits...

BARDOLLPHIAN - a sexy woman who serves men drinks and teases them for big tips

#216787 - 05/22/14 09:18 PM Re: BARDOLPHINSs of the world, unite!. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(Yours is much closer to the spirits of the original!)


Ok, continuing the spirit of spirits...

BARDOLLPHIAN - a sexy woman who serves men drinks and teases them for big tips


...in the City of Brotherly Love?

#216788 - 05/23/14 02:31 AM Re: BARDOLPHINSs of the world, unite!. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(Yours is much closer to the spirits of the original!)


Ok, continuing the spirit of spirits...

BARDOLLPHIAN - a sexy woman who serves men drinks and teases them for big tips


...in the City of Brotherly Love?


Get hip, Wolfman, today Philadelphia is the City of Bro' Love

#216789 - 05/23/14 12:46 PM An apothegm oft proclaims the man: POLONIAN [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Polonian

PRONUNCIATION:(po-LO-nee-uhn)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Abounding in aphoristic expressions.
2. A native or inhabitant of Poland.

ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: After Polonius, a courtier and the father of Ophelia in Shakespeare's play Hamlet, known for his moralistic apothegms. Earliest documented use: 1847.
For 2: From Latin Polonia (Poland). Earliest documented use: 1533.
NOTES:
Some of Shakespeare's best-known quotations come out of Polonius's mouth. As his son Laertes heads for France, Polonius advises:

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend."

"This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."

At another time, he says: "Brevity is the soul of wit."
As happens with quotations, some of his words have become simplified and sharpened with time, such as from the original "For the apparel oft proclaims the man." to "Clothes make the man."
USAGE:
"A few Polonian precepts can do something to indicate whether or not a scientist is cut out for collaboration."
P.B. Medawar; Advice To A Young Scientist; Harper and Row; 1980.
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POOLONIAN - a press pool reporter whose reportal wit comes entirely from the book "Zippy Words of Awesome Cliches for the Dull".

#216794 - 05/23/14 02:29 PM Hollywood rides high [Re: jenny jenny]  
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POXONIAN- a curse on Magneto and Gandalf and the whole lot of 'em. Maybe Emperor Palpatine too, but that's another story.

#216799 - 05/24/14 01:47 AM A word without a living example. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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SOLONIAN [us] - what none of our current politicians are


shocked

#216820 - 05/26/14 01:32 PM .MEMORIAL DAY: reprehend [Re: jenny jenny]  
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reprehend

PRONUNCIATION (rep-ri-HEND)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To disapprove or to reprimand.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin reprehendere (to hold back, to censure), from re- (intensive) + prehendere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize or to take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, pregnant, osprey, prison, get, impregnable, impresa, and prise. Earliest documented use: 1382.
USAGE:
"The false quotation was therefore one of those flashy worthless attempts at wit that I so much reprehend in others."
Patrick O'Brian; The Truelove; W.W. Norton; 1993.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Never cut what you can untie. -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)
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REPREHEN - to scold the chicken who ate the corn but didn't lay an egg. Scold her twice before she doesn't lay another egg because some chickens are dim-witted.

#216822 - 05/26/14 02:20 PM MEMORIAL DAY: reprehend [Re: jenny jenny]  
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PREPREHEND - the ultimate in Thought Police: scolding you for something before you even think of doing it...

(I'll be AFthisK for the next few days too - it's going to feel a bit strange but I'm sure you'll get along fine without me...)

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