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NOBODADDY

PRONUNCIATION: (NO-buh-dad-ee)

MEANING: noun:
1. God.
2. Someone who is no longer considered worthy of respect.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by the poet William Blake as a blend of nobody + daddy. Earliest documented use: 1793.
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ROBODADDY - artificial insemination taken to its logical extreme

NO, NO, DADDY - says the child who catches her father with his hand in the cookie jar

NOOB-O'DADDY - inept first-time Irish father

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BAROMETER

PRONUNCIATION: (buh-ROM-i-tuhr)

MEANING: noun:
1. A device for determining atmospheric pressure in predicting weather.
2. Something used as a gauge or as an indicator of change.
3. A standard for measuring something.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek baro- (pressure) + -meter (measure). Earliest documented use: 1666.
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BALOMETER - a CRAP filter; measures the reliability and amount of nonsense

BARMETER - evaluates the desirability of a drinking/socializing emporium

CAROMETER - tool for deciding on the correct angle for a bank shot

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BARONEY – like a low-ranking English lord (not early)

MALONEY – an illogical statement (see Irish bull)

BULLONEY – ditto

I posted this before I saw BAROMETER above. Quite a coincidence...

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FAVONIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (fuh-VOH-nee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to the west wind.
2. Mild; gentle; benign.

ETYMOLOGY: After Favonius (literally, favorable), the god of the west wind in Roman mythology. His Greek equivalent is Zephyr. Earliest documented use: 1656.
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AVONIAN - high-priced, of dubious use, and sold by a workforce of uncertain qualifications and quality

FAV-ONION - the vegetable I prefer over all others

FAVANIAN - coming from bean country

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AUTUMNAL

PRONUNCIATION: (aw-TUHM-nuhl)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to the season of autumn.
2. Past the prime of life or maturity.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin autumnus (autumn). Earliest documented use: 1440.
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TAUTUMNAL - tensely awaiting leaf-peeping season season

AUTUMN-MAL - as opposed to this one, who's sick of raking leaves already

AURUMNAL - golden-hued

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Speaking of AURUM, could you translate Aurum virumque cano as "The Song of King Midas"?

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WEATHER VANE

PRONUNCIATION: (WETH-uhr vayn)

MEANING: noun:
1. A device having a pointer rotating on a vertical spindle, used to indicate the direction of the wind.
2. Someone or something constantly changing.

ETYMOLOGY: From weather, from Old English weder + vane, from Old English fana (flag). Earliest documented use: 1721. Since a weather vane traditionally featured a rooster on top, it’s also known as a weathercock.
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LEATHER VANE - a gadget made of tanned animal skin to tell the direction of the wind

EAT HER VANE - if you're really starving

WEATHER SANE - what we get less of as the earth's temperature rises

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HIBERNAL

PRONUNCIATION: (hy-BUHR-nuhl)

MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to winter.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin hibernus (wintry), from Latin hiems (winter). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghei- (winter), which is the ancestor of words such as hibernate, hibernaculum, hiemal, chimera, and the Himalayas, from Sanskrit him (snow) + alaya (abode). Earliest documented use: before 1626.
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TIBERNAL - pertaining to a Roman river

HI BE: RENAL - pretty good grade in Kidney Function

HIM BERN, AL - Mr Gore, meet Mister Baruch

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STYMIE

PRONUNCIATION: (STY-mee)

MEANING: verb tr.: To obstruct, thwart, stump, etc.
noun: A hindrance.

ETYMOLOGY: From Scots stymie. The modern game of golf originated in Scotland from where both the game and the word stymie came to English. In golf, a stymie refers to one player’s ball obstructing another’s. Earliest documented use: noun: 1834, verb: 1857.
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STY MILE - unit of distance between here and the pigpen

STYMPIE - Manx cat, buddy of Ren, the crazy Chihuahua,

'S TYPIE - Whass'a name of that book Melville wrote before he wrote OMOO ?

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SLUICE

PRONUNCIATION: (sloos)

MEANING: noun: 1. An artificial channel, stream, etc.
2. A valve or gate to control the flow of a liquid.
3. A body of water controlled by a sluice gate.
verb tr.: 1. To let out, by or as if by, opening a gate.
2. To wash, flush, cleanse, etc.
3. To send logs, gold-bearing gravel, or other material down a sluice.
verb intr.: To flow, as if from or through a sluice.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French escluse (sluice gate), from Latin exclusa (water barrier), from excludere (to exclude), from ex- (out) + claudere (to close). Earliest documented use: noun: 1340, verb: 1593.
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SQUICE - shivers that run up and down your spine at the sound of fingernails on the blackboard

ST. LUICE - big city in Missouri

SLUIC - what they speak in Slu

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