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SHONDA

PRONUNCIATION: (SHON/SHAHN-duh)

MEANING: noun:
1. Disgrace or shame.
2. Someone or something that brings shame or disgrace.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish shande (shame, disgrace), from German Schande (disgrace). Earliest documented use: 1961.
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SHONDAY - Ah, the paradox of being inebriated on the Day of Worship

SH, FONDA - Don't make so much noise, Jane!

PHONDA - what Absence makes the heart grow

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YICHUS

PRONUNCIATION: (YEEKH-uhs)

MEANING: noun: Prestige, social status, or pedigree.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish yichus/yikhus (pedigree), from Hebrew yihus (pedigree). Earliest documented use: 1890.
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YISHUS! - what my 2-year-old says about the yummy dinner

LICHUS - one singe sweet dessert morsel at the Chinese restaurant

YICHTS - luxury boats in the present tense

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SEMIQUAVER

Meaning: Half a quaver; a sixteenth-note.

SESQUIQUAVER - a dotted quaver

SEMIQUOTER - someone who takes things out of context

SEMIQUITTER - I'll try again later

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Originally Posted by A C Bowden
SEMIQUAVER

Meaning: Half a quaver; a sixteenth-note.

SESQUIQUAVER - a dotted quaver

SEMIQUOTER - someone who takes things out of context

SEMIQUITTER - I'll try again later

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GELT

PRONUNCIATION: (gelt)

MEANING: noun: Money.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish gelt (money) and/or German, Dutch geld (money). The words gild, gilt, yield, and guild are cousins of this word. Earliest documented use: 1529.
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G-BELT - something worn to combat gravitational strain

GALT - Who is he?

GEL-TV - very slow reruns of old cartoons, one frame at a time

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COVENTRATE

PRONUNCIATION: (KOV-uhn-trayt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To devastate, such as by heavy bombing.

ETYMOLOGY: After Coventry, a city in central England, that was devastated in German bombing during WWII, Nov 14-15, 1940. The Germans coined the verb coventrieren (to coventrate) after the city to describe any heavy bombing, and the term was adopted in English as well. Earliest documented use: 1940. See also, blitzkrieg.
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COVET RATE - what percent of viewers are jealous

COVEN TRACE - follow the peregrinations of groups of witches

COVE NITRATE - fertilizer (guano) from birds in a sheltered inlet

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ROMAN HOLIDAY

PRONUNCIATION: (ROH-muhn HOL-i-day)

MEANING: noun: An entertainment event where pleasure is derived from watching gore and barbarism.

ETYMOLOGY: From the gladiatorial contests held in ancient Rome. Earliest documented use: 1818. Also see, Roman matron.
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ROXAN HOLIDAY - Cyrano takes his love for a day out

AROMA'N'HOLIDAY - vacation with incense

WOMAN HOLIDAY - Mom does whatever she wants and the family does all the planning and cooking and cleaning and child care

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CANTER

PRONUNCIATION: (KAN-tuhr)

MEANING: verb tr./intr.: 1. To move at an easy pace.
2. To ride a horse at a canter.
noun: 1. An easy pace.
2. A three-beat gait of a horse.

ETYMOLOGY: After Canterbury, a city in England, the home of Thomas Becket’s shrine, toward which medieval pilgrims supposedly rode at an easy pace. Earliest documented use: 1706. Also see, Canterbury tale.
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CANTEX - 1) a former spouse with a very negative attitude; 2) "Fire the cowboy!"

BANTER - inane jokes

LANTER - one who puts urine in beer

RANTER - one who complains with great length and intensity about urine in his beer

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TROJAN

PRONUNCIATION: (TRO-juhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. A person from Troy.
2. One who exhibits great stamina, energy, and hard work.
3. A merry fellow.
4. In computing, a piece of malware that appears harmless, but causes damage.

ETYMOLOGY: After Troy, an ancient city in modern-day Turkey. From the reputation of Trojans in defending their city. The computing sense is from Trojan horse. Earliest documented use: 1330.
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PRO-JAN - In favor of the first month of the year

TYROJAN - Jan is a mere beginner

TOROJAN - older brother of Ferdinand

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KENTISH FIRE

PRONUNCIATION: (KEN-tish fyr)

MEANING: noun: Prolonged cheering.

ETYMOLOGY: From the prolonged derisive cheering in opposition to meetings held in Kent, England, during 1828-29 regarding the Catholic Relief Bill which sought to remove discrimination against Catholics. Earliest documented use: 1834.
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KENNISH FIRE - You should see Barbie's boyfriend's eyes when he gets jealous!

KENTISH IRE - sometimes in his secret identity Superman gets really angry

KEN DISH FIRE - Ken likes to cook food flambé

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