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GEHENNA

PRONUNCIATION: (gi-HEN-uh)

MEANING: noun:
1. Hell.
2. Any place of extreme torture or suffering.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin gehenna, from Greek Geenna, from Hebrew ge-hinnom (hell), literally, the valley of Hinnom, or from ge ben Hinnom (valley of the son of Hinnom). Its not clear who this Hinnom fellow was. In the Bible, the valley was known as a place of child sacrifice. Ultimately, this word is from the same Semitic root that gave Arabic jahannam (hell) which, in Hindi, became jahannum. Earliest documented use: 1594.

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GO HENNA ! - the cheer of the University of Natural Red-brown Dye Coloring

GESENNA - aphasic response to a sneeze

GE-THENNA - past participle of the Greek goddess of reason, intelligent activity, and arts

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REHENNA Rihanna's sister
(sorry if I did not spell her name right, I'm not a fan.)


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Ghana- marijuana, not to be confused with Mande "warrior king"

regehanna- colloquial apology to the king (ya, man...don't worry, be happy)






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"Matisyahu's lyrics are mostly English with more than occasional use of Hebrew and Yiddish."

I was playing with ideas for a bakery (placebo effect) and was looking up marijuana slang when I found ghana. Then I started a wiki journey....sort of comes back around to Hebrew and yiddish (akeda and ayeka).

I think I'm supposed to use Jahman instead of ya, man.

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MICTURATE

PRONUNCIATION: (MIK-chuh-rayt, MIK-tuh-)

MEANING: verb intr.: To urinate.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin micturire (to want to urinate), from meiere (to urinate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root meigh- (to urinate), which also gave us mist, thrush, and mistletoe. Earliest documented use: 1842.

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MICTURANTE - start a pot to piss in

M.I. CURATE - tells you just how bad your heart attack was

MICKURATE - the Mouse is simply the best !

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Micurate- a mile long list of sifted, sorted and curated words

Picturate- the 'picture this' awards

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"MICKURATE - the Mouse is simply the best !

I was perusing the word curate when I found "take the mickey" at the end of the following blog post. Curious, often to a fault, I wanted to see what it meant.

[/quote]"https://ondermynende.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/detestable-neologisms-curate-as-a-verb/

I love it when this happens...." To take the piss."

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/take_the_mickey

Any connection to your mouse?

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To me the Mickey one takes is a Mickey Finn, 1920s slang implying knockout drops placed in someone's drink unperceived,,as in "slip him a Mickey." Elliott Paul once wrote a mystery titled "The Mysterious Mickey Finn" - a very funny mystery too, I might add).

Taking a MIckey, meaning mocking or indicating disrespect, is a wholly different use.

And to call something "Mickey-Mouse" the adjective is disparaging, implying cheap and impromptu and perhaps fragile (and short-lived) construction. I don't know whether it came from Disney's mouse (who was originally "Steamboat Willie," as I recall; the mouse name didn't come until later) or the other way 'round...

[Oh, btw, congratulations on your promotion - you are now officially no longer a Newbie ! ]

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Sounds like "mischief" to me.

Thank you for the response. Very interesting.

(Now my children won't hang their heads for me. Terrible thing to be a "noob.")

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Oscolate- coffee with chocolate undertones made by chemex

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