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PENETRALIA

PRONUNCIATION: (pe-nuh-TRAY-lee-uh)

MEANING: plural noun: The innermost, secret, or hidden parts of something.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin penetralia, from penetrare (to penetrate), from penitus (interior) + intrare (to enter). Earliest documented use: 1668.
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PEN-TRALIA - old slang from when Australia was the place they sent convicted criminals to

PINE TRALIA - we'll follow your scent with bloodhounds

FENETRA LIRA - throw your pre-E.C. Italian currency out the window

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FRENEMY

PRONUNCIATION: (FREN-uh-mee)

MEANING: noun: Someone with whom one is friendly, despite feeling hostility.

ETYMOLOGY: blend of friend + enemy. Earliest documented use: 1891.
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FIRE NEMY - Nemy, you're out of a job

FREE MY - release the one I own

𝒇 RENÉ MAY - [loudly] it's possible that M. Coty will

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GLAMP

PRONUNCIATION: (glamp)

MEANING: verb intr.: To camp in comforts or luxuries not typically available in camping, such as electricity, plumbing, beds, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: Back-formation from glamping, a blend of glamorous + camping. Earliest documented use: 2007.
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GO LAMP - green light

GLAM UP - apply a superficial veneer, in an attempt to be stylish

GLAD MP - a happy member of the House of Commons

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INSINUENDO

PRONUNCIATION: (in-sin-yuh-EN-doh)

MEANING: noun: An assertion or hint that’s disparaging and suggestive.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of insinuation + innuendo. Earliest documented use: 1884.
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IN SIN U END - you'll go to Hell if you don't mend your ways

RINSIN UENDO - using a bidet

IN-SITU ENDO - the goal of endoscopy; examining something in place, without removing it

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COOPETITION

PRONUNCIATION: (ko-op-uh-TISH-uhn)

MEANING: noun: A collaboration between rivals.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of cooperative + competition. Earliest documented use: 1913.
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COMP-ETITION - the struggle for free tickets

C=O=O PETITION - popular proposal to limit Carbon Dioxide emissions

CO-PETITION - 1) two people express their wishes; 2) or maybe it's just the Commanding Officer's request

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GLAMAZON

PRONUNCIATION: (GLA-muh-zon)

MEANING. noun: A tall, glamorous, self-assured woman.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of glamor + amazon. Earliest documented use: 1943.
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GLAMAZONE - Hollywood

LLAMAZON - a very strong Andean beast of burden

GLAMATON - a motorized Barbie doll

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CORONATION STREET

PRONUNCIATION: (kor-uh-NAY-shuhn street)

MEANING: adjective: Working-class.

ETYMOLOGY: After Coronation Street, a British television series about the lives of working-class people in the fictional town of Weatherfield. The soap opera debuted in 1960 and has been running ever since. It has its own affectionate nickname: Corrie. Ironically, Coronation Street is named after something far from working-class, a crown (corona). Earliest documented use: 1962.
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CORONATION TREET - candy distributed at the installation ceremony

CORN-NATION STREET - the main drag in Iowa

MORONATION STREET - the way of the mentally challenged

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STEPNEY

PRONUNCIATION: (STEP-nee)

MEANING: noun:
1. A spare wheel or a spare tire.
2. Something or someone treated as a backup.

ETYMOLOGY: After Stepney Street in Llanelli, Wales, where such wheels were initially manufactured. Earliest documented use: 1907.

NOTES:In the early days, automobiles did not come with a spare wheel. At the same time, roads were often not in good condition. Also, they were more likely to have nails that had fallen from horseshoes. As a result, flat tires or punctures were common. Walter and Thomas Davies started a business manufacturing compact spare wheels at Stepney Street and it took off. As a result, such wheels came to be known as stepneys. These days the term is used mostly on the Indian subcontinent.
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STEPKEY - needed to decipher the Dance of the Bees, which they use to tell the hive where the source of nectar is

STEPNEY - rigging used by sailors to climb to the sails and spars

SHEPNEY - word used by some Welsh rustics as an elided form of "Shetland pony"

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PEPPER ALLEY

PRONUNCIATION: (PEP-uhr AL-ee)

MEANING: noun:
1. Rough treatment.
2. Severe beating.

ETYMOLOGY: After Pepper Alley, a street in London, UK. Earliest documented use: 1820.

NOTES: The term arose as boxing slang, from the verb pepper, meaning to hit repeatedly. The phrase “to pay a visit to Pepper Alley” means to receive severe beating.
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PEPPE RALLY - assembly to foster a girls' school spirit

"PEPPER" ALLEN - nickname of Gracie's older brother

PEPPER VALLEY - instead of grapes they grow Capsicum plants

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CARNABY

PRONUNCIATION: (KAHR-nuh-bee)

MEANING: adjective: Fashionable or stylish.

ETYMOLOGY: After Carnaby Street in the West End of London, which became known in the 1960s for fashionable clothing stores. Earliest documented use: 1964.
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CAR BABY - how Uncle Remus would trap a modern-day Br'er Rabbit, if he wanted to

CANNABY - weed, diminutively speaking

CARNALY - (sorry, can't publish this one; it's a family website)

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