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PREBUNTAL: descriptive of the preparatory moves and stance prior to hitting a baseball an unexpectedly short distance.

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CAPTCHA

PRONUNCIATION: (KAP-chuh)

MEANING: noun: A test used to make sure that a human is using a system, not a computer program. The test typically involves reading distorted text.

ETYMOLOGY: An acronym of Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. The Turing test is named after Alan Turing, a mathematician and computer scientist, who proposed that a computer could be considered intelligent if, while interacting with a human and a computer, someone could not tell which is which. A captcha is a kind of reverse Turing test. Earliest documented use: 2001.

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CAPTCHAT - a web-based Bulletin-Board for high-ranking naval officers

CAPECHA - a hybrid Flamenco/Caribbean dance

CAPTCHAI - a very small amount of Russian tea with milk and sugar and spices (or, depending on usage, the the maximum allowed amount)

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CROWDSOURCE

PRONUNCIATION: (KROUD-sohrs)

MEANING: verb tr.: To enlist the services of a large number of people outside the company, for little or no pay, to accomplish a task.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of crowd + outsource. Earliest documented use: 2006.

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CROWSOURCE - Why, crow's eggs, of course !
CROWEDSOURCE - Sunrise [Same joke. Funny-once. Sorry.]

CROWDSCOURSE
1. The mob went thataway
2. Public links

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GOOGLE

PRONUNCIATION: (GOOG-uhl)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.: To search for information online using a search engine, especially Google.

ETYMOLOGY: From the search engine Google. Earliest documented use: 1998.

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GORGLE - a small chasm

GROGLE - a wee drop o' rum for your thirsty Able-Bodied Seaman

GOOGIE - ...but GOOGIE love, GOOGIE woo, GOOGIE GOOGIE GOOGIE coo, Has anybody seen my girl?

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POOGLE: A curly-coated dog that can find ANYTHING.

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GURGLE - to use Listerine or Scope


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ANTHROPOCENE

PRONUNCIATION: (AN-thruh-puh-seen)

MEANING: noun: The geological period marked by a significant human impact on climate and the environment.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek anthropo- (human) + -cene (denoting a geological period), from Greek kainos (new). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ken (fresh, new, or young) which also gave us recent and Sanskrit kanya (young girl). Earliest documented use: 2000.

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ANTHROPOGENE - that bit of DNA that makes a human human

ARTHROPOCENE - the Age of Insects, post-apocalypse

ANTIROPOCENE - We don't want to see the likes of you hanging around here, or, No noose is good noose


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BILDUNGSROMAN

PRONUNCIATION: (BIL-doongz-roh-mahn, -doongks-)

MEANING: noun: A novel concerned with the maturing of someone from childhood to adulthood.
Example: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

ETYMOLOGY: From German, from Bildung (education, formation) + Roman (novel), from French roman (novel). Earliest documented use: 1910.

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BUILDUNGSROMAN - Handbuch of Classical Architecture

BILDUNGSROMANY - Go West, young Gypsy, and grow up with your country

BIDDUNGSROMAN - Use the Italian System to Reach Your Best Contract and Play Championship Bridge !


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MILDUNGSROMAN: The biography of an Italian fungus.

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LONGUEUR

PRONUNCIATION: (long-GUHR)

MEANING: noun: A long and dull passage in a work of literature.

ETYMOLOGY: From French longueur (length), from Latin longus (long). Ultimately from the Indo-European root del- (long), which also gave us lounge, lunge, linger, longitude, long, belong, and along. Earliest documented use: 1791.

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LONGUEUE - World's Longest Pigtail

TONGUEUR - an adept trumpet-player (Honi soit qui mal y pense)

LONQUEUR - a very tall glass of cognac

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