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#224698 - 06/09/16 12:40 PM spunky, we called it in the old days [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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FEISTY

PRONUNCIATION: (FY-stee)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Spirited; full of courage, spunk, or energy.
2. Touchy, irritable, or ill-tempered.

ETYMOLOGY: From feist, variant of obsolete fist, short for fisting cur, a contemptuous term for a dog, from fist, from Middle English fisten (to break wind). The word fizzle is ultimately derived from the same source. Earliest documented use: 1896.
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FISTY - truculent, pugnacious

FERSTY - Gimme a drink of water !

FEISTA - a dyslexic celebration in Tijuana

#224725 - 06/10/16 05:48 PM Re: spunky, we called it in the old days [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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OFFICIOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (o-FISH-uhs)


MEANING: adjective:
1. Excessively eager in offering unwanted or unneeded advice or help.
2. Acting in pompous or domineering manner, especially in trivial matters.

ETYMOLOGY: Earlier, someone officious was dutiful or helpful. Over time, the word acquired a negative sense. From Latin officiosus (dutiful), from officium (service). Earliest documented use: 1487.
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BOFFICIOUS - superlative, even for Hollywood

OFDICIOUS - pertaining to fine foods

OFFICIOUT - the automatic summer-vacation email reply message

#224765 - 06/13/16 11:29 AM Jackpot: kogel mogel [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Shugger-mugger - one not allowed to take sweet syrup to make one's voice more pleasant.

#224772 - 06/13/16 05:38 PM Re: spunky, we called it in the old days [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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HUGGER-MUGGER

PRONUNCIATION: (HUHG-uhr MUHG-uhr)

MEANING: noun: 1. Confusion. 2. Secrecy.
adjective: 1. Confused. 2. Secret.
verb tr., intr.: To keep secret or act in a secretive manner.
adverb: 1. Secretly. 2. Confusingly.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from reduplication of Middle English mokeren (to hoard or conceal). Earliest documented use: 1529.
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HUGGER-MUGGLER - what the Malfoys objected to so fervently

CHUGGER-MUGGER - someone who goes through Toby Mugs of ale one after another

HUNGER-MUGGER - only a tiny fraction of Inner-City crime is done by this kind of perp

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PS. For a really good read, enjoy Hugger-Mugger in the Louvre (if the Seine ever subsides) by Elliott Paul. (See here.)

#224782 - 06/14/16 05:05 PM and that's what it's all about [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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ARGLE-BARGLE

PRONUNCIATION: (AHR-guhl BAHR-guhl)

MEANING: noun: 1. A vigorous discussion or noisy dispute. 2. Nonsense.

ETYMOLOGY: From reduplication of argle, alteration of argue. Earliest documented use: 1872.
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ARGYLE-BARGLE - got these socks at a really great price!

ANGLE-BANGLE - square bracelets

ARGLE-BURGLE - choke on a stolen Big Mac

#224788 - 06/15/16 11:58 AM Re: and that's what it's all about [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Hoisty-toisty- hi hi hi Das Jodeln das macht Spaß der Weihnachtsmann

#224792 - 06/15/16 09:06 PM uppity is as uppity does [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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HOITY-TOITY

PRONUNCIATION: (HOI-tee TOI-tee)

MEANING: adjective: Haughty; pretentious; huffy.

ETYMOLOGY: From reduplication of hoit (to romp). Earliest documented use: 1668.

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HOITY-TOITY - language spoken by Cecil Bill on Kukla, Fran, and Ollie (Kukla was the only one who could understand it)

HOSTY-TOSTY - giving your friends a warm welcome

HOITY-TORTY - grounds for action in Brooklyn Children's Court

#224793 - 06/15/16 09:08 PM Magic in that old Top Hat [Re: May]  
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Hoisty-toisty- hi hi hi Das Jodeln das macht Spaß der Weihnachtsmann

What was that again about Frosty the Snowman?

#224796 - 06/16/16 08:51 PM flowery language [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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TUSSIE-MUSSIE

PRONUNCIATION: (TUS-ee-MUS-ee)

MEANING: noun: A small bouquet of flowers. Also known as a posy or a nosegay.

ETYMOLOGY: Probably a reduplication of tussy (a small bunch of flowers). Earliest documented use: 1440.
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TUSSLE-MUSSLE - what you strengthen with your Kegel exercises

THUSSIE-MUSSIE - therefore it's imperative not to miss this flick

TUSHIE-MUSSIE - baby needs a new diaper

#224797 - 06/16/16 11:54 PM Re: uppity is as uppity does [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Hussie-mussie - what I look like when I dress up for church

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