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HEINISCH Heineken's little sister


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Heymish- A word used when one recognizes someone with the munchies. Points and laughs, "Heymish!"



The Heimish Theory ~ A new sitcom using recursive humor designed to make people feel happyish when in a blackish mood.

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DEVOLVE

PRONUNCIATION: (di-VOLV)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To transfer or be passed (duties, rights, powers, etc.) on to another.
verb intr.: To deteriorate or degenerate.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin devolvere (to roll down), from de- (down) + volvere (to roll). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wel- (to turn or roll), which also gave us waltz, revolve, valley, walk, vault, volume, wallet, helix, and voluble. Earliest documented use: 1420.


A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (18 May 1872-1970)

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DEVOLE - remove those pesky Varmints from the lawn

DEVALVE - turn your trumpet into a bugle

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EDIFY

PRONUNCIATION: (ED-i-fy)

MEANING: verb tr.: To instruct in order to improve the mind or character.

ETYMOLOGY: Via French from Latin aedificare (to build), from aedis (building) + facere (make). Earliest documented use: 1340.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships. -Ruskin Bond, author (b. 19 May 1934)

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FEDIFY - creeping Socialism

EDIFLY - a new New Jersey municipality, formed by the merging of Edison and Tenafly

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EXIFY - to mark 'the spot' on a treasure map.


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PARLAY

PRONUNCIATION: (PAHR-lay)

MEANING: verb tr.: 1. To use an initial asset to achieve something more valuable. 2. To gamble an initial stake and winnings on a subsequent bet, race, contest, etc.
noun: A bet that uses the earlier bet and its winnings as the new bet.

ETYMOLOGY: An alteration of paroli (staking the double of the sum staked before), from French, from Italian paroli, plural of parolo, perhaps from paro (equal), from Latin par (equal). Earliest documented use: 1828.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues. --Honore de Balzac, novelist (20 May 1799-1850)

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PARSLAY - a killer vegetable

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espouse

PRONUNCIATION: (i-SPOUZ)

MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To adopt or support a cause, idea, belief, etc.
2. To take as spouse: marry.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French espouser, from Latin sponsare (to betroth), from sponsus (betrothed). Ultimately from the Indo-European root spend- (to make an offering or perform a rite), which is also the source of sponsor, spouse, respond, and riposte. Earliest documented use: 1477.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In words as fashions the same rule will hold,
Alike fantastic if too new or old;
Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
-Alexander Pope, poet (21 May 1688-1744)

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eespouse - mrs cummings

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ACERBATE

PRONUNCIATION: (AS-uhr-bayt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To irritate or to aggravate.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin acerbus (bitter). 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, acuity, and acidic. Earliest documented use: 1657.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. - Arthur Conan Doyle, physician and writer (22 May 1859-1930) (put into the mouth of Sherlock Holmes)

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[I see several comments about why "acerbate" should mean the same thing (almost) as its apparent negation "exacerbate." Isn't there a usage of some prefixes as intensifiers, rather than negation? Think about "flammable" and inflammable."]
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ACEREBATE - the hardware store is giving out refunds

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"It isn't brains, because You-know-why, Rabbit," said Pooh, "but it comes to me sometimes."

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