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RUNCIBLE

PRONUNCIATION: (RUHN-suh-buhl)

MEANING: noun: A utensil that is a combination of a fork and spoon. Also known as a spork.
adjective: Shaped like a combination fork and spoon.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined as a nonsense word by the poet Edward Lear (1812-1888) in 1871.

NOTES:A runcible or spork is the love child of a spoon + fork, but that’s not what the word meant in the beginning. Edward Lear coined the word in the poem “The Owl and the Pussycat”:
...They dined upon mince, and slices of quince
Which they ate with a runcible spoon...

What runcible meant was left to the imagination of the reader. Lear later used the same word to describe other things: cat, hat, goose, and wall. Eventually, the word took the sense of a spoon that can do the job of both a fork and a spoon
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RUN BIBLE - The Compleat Guide to Marathon Racing, by Alberto Salazar

RUNNIBLE - a long solid suit of cards in Bridge

RUNCI BLUE - a distinctive color popularized by Italian designer Giacomo Runci

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CHIRALITY

PRONUNCIATION: (ky-RAL-i-tee)

MEANING: noun: The property of not being superimposable on its mirror image: dissymmetry.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by physicist, engineer, and mathematician William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, also known as Lord Kelvin (1824-1907). From Greek cheir (hand). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghes- (hand), which also gave us cheiromancy/chiromancy (palmistry), surgeon (literally, one who works with hands), and enchiridion (handbook). Earliest documented use: 1894.
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CHORALITY - singtogetherableness (see also CHOIRALITY)

CHIRALITE - an ore of meteoric origin

CHIRA LAITY - non-clergy in a Latin American city

CHI REALITY - there is a 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet

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Chireality-
1) falling inn love (totally stolen from movie on Netflix)
2) creative tension

"To explain the creative tension concept further, Fritz came up with a metaphor. Imagine yourself stretching a rubber band between your right and left hand. Your right hand represents your ‘vision’ and your left hand represents your current reality. The greater the gap between them, the greater your creative tension will be."

(https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/what-creative-tension-and-how-could-it-help-you)


Chairality- a libation of one part chai and one part espresso taken before battle, inducing a signature call. (Xena's war cry)


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ESEMPLASTIC

PRONUNCIATION: (es-em-PLAS-tik)

MEANING: adjective: Having the capability of molding diverse ideas or things into unity.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), apparently inspired by German Ineinsbildung (forming into one). From Greek es- (into) + en, neuter of eis (one) + plastic, from Latin plasticus (related to molding), from Greek plastikos, from plassein (to mold). Earliest documented use: 1817.
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'E'SEMI-PLASTIC - 'e'll deform, but only if you pull 'im slowly

EJEMPLA STIC - a long skinny piece of wood, for example

ESTE M-PLASTIC - this Spanish explosive compound

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Esimplastic- Lucy at the plastic factory

¡Esemplistic!- Ricky Ricardo's way of saying, "She's Nuts."

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Gonzo-[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/kzyo90D2ZAA[/video]




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GONZO

PRONUNCIATION: (GON-zo)

MEANING: adjective: Having a bizarre, subjective, idiosyncratic style, especially in journalism.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by Bill Cardoso, journalist and author, in 1971. It was first used in a published work by Hunter S. Thompson, journalist and author (1939-2005). Perhaps from Italian gonzo (simpleton) or Spanish ganso (dull or fool, literally a goose). Earliest documented use: 1971.
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GOON ZO - a zany old-time radio show featuring Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Michael Bentine.

GONZOO - the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre in Nassau (Bahamas), alas, after recent Hurricane Dorian

GONDO - the guy who leers from a pole-propelled boat in Venice, singing "Santa Lucia"

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EUSTRESS

PRONUNCIATION: (YOO-stres)

MEANING: noun: A positive, beneficial form of stress.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by the endocrinologist Hans Selye (1907-1982). From Greek eu- (good) + stress, from shortening of distress or from Old French estressei (narrowness or oppression), from Latin strictus, from stringere (to bind tight). Earliest documented use: 1950s.

NOTES: Eustress is happy stress. Some examples of eustress are excitement at starting a new job, an upcoming wedding, etc. In general, mild stress works as eustress, bringing motivation and spurring action. Too much stress results in distress.
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EDUSTRESS - the SATs

EUSTLESS - of no value whatsoever

EUSTRUSS - what to do if you get a hernia

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Seustress- Whoville whodo

Thanks for the giggle

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Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc
Too much stress results in distress.

Or should that be 'dystress'? wink

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