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you talkin' about my gal? [Re: may2point0] #227558
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WEGOTISM

PRONUNCIATION: (WEE-guh-tiz-uhm)

MEANING: noun: The habit of using “we” when referring to oneself.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of we + egotism. Earliest documented use: 1797. Also see nosism, royal we, and illeist.
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WEGOT'IM - gleeful cry of a cop after catching the perp who's running away

WERGOTISM - prior habit of using jargon and slang (past tense of ARGOTISM)

WE GOT RISM - ...and some of us got music; who could ask for anything more?

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FREEMIUM

PRONUNCIATION: (FREE-mi-uhm)

MEANING: noun: A pricing model in which the basic product or service is free, but extra features must be paid for.
adjective: Relating to such a model.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of free + premium. Earliest documented use: 1994.

USAGE: NOTES: A.Word.A.Day uses a freemium model. The free version includes sponsors’ messages, premium version doesn’t.
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FEEMIUM - "postage and handling"

FLEEMIUM - what you give the guard to look the other way while you escape

FREEMUM - seasonal plants available at no charge

PEDIOCRACY - rule by children [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227567
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MEDIOCRACY

PRONUNCIATION: (mee-dee-OK-ruh-see)

MEANING: noun: Rule by the mediocre.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of mediocre + -ocracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1845.
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MADIOCRACY - rule by the insane

MEDIACRACY - rule by newspapers and radio and TV and social networks on the web

MIDIOCRACY - rule by the South of France

MEDIOCRACK - cocaine that's only so-so

"Just remember, we're all in this alone." LT [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227570
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wegotisms- a resource list for survival of the wittiest acolytes
freezium- a therapeutic device that stops hesitation cold
mediochracy- a middle of the road color used for decorative impact
chililaxⓇ- used in the management of chronic idiopathic constipation

Re: "Just remember, we're all in this alone." LT [Re: may2point0] #227572
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CHILLAB - Cryogenics research facility [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227573
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CHILLAX

PRONUNCIATION: (chi-LAKS)

MEANING: verb intr.: To calm down and relax.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of chill + relax. Earliest documented use: 1999.
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ACHILLAX - the ultimate Greek hero, with the best qualities of both Achilles and Ajax

CHILLEX - calm down one's former spouse

CHILLAY - West Coast of southern South America

"May the odds be ever in your favor" [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227577
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Placktivism- proponents for healthy teeth and gums

Stacktivism- proponents against politics and for IHOP

Lacktivism- rebels without a cause

SLICKTIVISM - pushing a well-practiced scam [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227578
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SLACKTIVISM

PRONUNCIATION: (SLAK-tuh-viz-uhm)

MEANING: noun: Activism that requires minimal effort.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of slack + activism. Earliest documented use: 1995.

NOTES: Some examples of slacktivism are forwarding messages, clicking Like buttons, etc. Slacktivism by itself is not bad, but it can prevent people from taking any further action if they feel that by filling out an online petition they have done their part. The term clicktivism is also used.
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SACKTIVISM - boosting the local Hacky-Sack team

SHACKTIVISM - pushing for better housing

SLACKTVISM - doesn't like the looseness of television programming

ALACKTIVISM - objects to the status quo but does nothing except complain theatrically about it

I have it [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227584
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PERNOCTATE

PRONUNCIATION: (puhr-NAHK-tayt)

MEANING: verb intr.:
1. To stay up all night.
2. To pass the night somewhere.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pernoctare (to spend the night), from per- (through) + nox (night). Earliest documented use: 1623.
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PERINOCTATE - crepuscular

PERNICTATE - by blinking

PERIOCTATE - seven to nine

therein lies the tail [Re: wofahulicodoc] #227590
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DESACRALIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (dee-SAY-kruh-lyz, -SAK-ruh-)

MEANING: verb tr.: To deprive of hallowed status.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin de- (away from) + sacer (sacred). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sak- (to sanctify), which also gave us saint, consecrate, sacred, execrable, execrate, sacerdotal, and sacrilegious. Earliest documented use: 1911.
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RESACRALIZE - restore the lower back

DESUCRALIZE - remove all sugar

DESACKRALIZE - exempt the quarterback from being hit before he throws the football

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