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CHARON

PRONUNCIATION: (KER-uhn)

MEANING: noun: A ferryman.

ETYMOLOGY: After Charon, the old man who transported the souls of the dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron to Hades. In some cultures a coin was put in the mouth of the dead to pay for the ferry ride. Also see psychopomp. Earliest documented use: 1522.
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CHORON - the fundamental particle of group singing

ICHARON - the Headless Weasley

CHAROL - a Christmas tune sung by the cleaning lady

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Bonus Word:
PSYCHOPOMP - the high-falutin' jargon of the counseling industry, akin to PSYCHOBABBLE

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MULLION

PRONUNCIATION: (MUHL-yuhn)

MEANING: noun: A vertical piece of stone, wood, metal, etc., dividing a window or other opening.

ETYMOLOGY: From transposition of sounds of Middle English moniel, from Anglo-Norman moynel, from Latin medius (middle). Ultimately from the Indo-European root medhyo- (middle), which is also the source of middle, mean, medium, medal (originally a coin worth a halfpenny), mezzanine, mediocre, Mediterranean, moiety, and Hindi madhya (middle). Earliest documented use: 1556.

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MULTI-ON -
1. the main switch on a multi-switch light board that sends power to all the circuits simultaneously
2. descrbing a Japanese honored with many, many obligations

MULLIGON - a closed geometric figure with mulli sides

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SPRATTLE

PRONUNCIATION: (SPRAT-l)

MEANING:
noun: A scramble or struggle.
verb intr.: To scramble or struggle.

ETYMOLOGY: From Scottish sprattle, from switching of sounds in spartle (to scatter). Earliest documented use: 1500

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SPRATTLEE -
1) a mist descending upon the former Prime Minister
2) on the sheltered side of the little fish

SPATTLE - a small tiff

SOPRATTLE - a singer with a frog in her throat

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Aside: do Spoonerisms count for purposes of this week's theme? Think "sideburns" (sported by Civil War General Burnsides) and butterfly (from "flutterby'" which evocatively describes what they do).

(PS Or are these just Urban Myths?)

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PRATTLE


----please, draw me a sheep----
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SPEATTLE City in the Specific Northwest

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Bravo!

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*bows humbly*

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BRUMMAGEM

PRONUNCIATION: (BRUM-uh-juhm)

MEANING:
adjective: Cheap and showy.
noun: Something that is counterfeit or of inferior quality.

ETYMOLOGY: After Brummagem, a dialectal alteration of Birmingham, UK, where counterfeit coins were produced in the 17th century. Brummie is a nickname for someone from Birmingham. Earliest documented use: 1637.

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BUMMAGEM - What I was when, with no money, no home, no friends, I had to hit the road agaim


Speaking of sights along the road -

That Shaving Cream / We Used To Sell / It's Modern Now / Called BRUMMAGEL!

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BRUMMAGEL-hair mousse

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Beau-tiful, Luke !

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