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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:45 pm

Belle Wether
proper noun
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:42 am

abience
noun
-a tendency to withdraw from a stimulus object or situation
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:49 am

ambulance - noun
Something that takes you away from an unpleasant stimulus object or situation
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:02 am

Maillard reaction
noun
-a nonenzymatic reaction between sugars and proteins that occurs upon heating and that produces browning of some foods (as meat and bread)
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker on Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:27 am

Mallard Equivalency - The standard test for witches. Originally developed by S. Bedevere, the full proof is provided below.

Witches burn.
Wood also burns.
Wood floats in water.
Ducks float in water.

Logically, if the accused weighs the same as a duck, she is a witch. The Peasant Modification, proposed by A. Peasant, uses the same initial process but instead, on the grounds that wood is used to make bridges, makes a bridge out of the accused.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:18 pm

Mullard parody
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A grotesque comic actor performing a song from a popular teen movie (see also Olivia Hylda-Baker-John).
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:17 am

congruent
–adjective
1. agreeing; accordant; congruous.
2. Mathematics. of or pertaining to two numbers related by a congruence.
3. Geometry. coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:08 pm

congoruent
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1. The result of a series of civil wars over the last 20 years.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:26 pm

tzjin-anthony-ks
noun
Gagrakackan drink which kill cows at a hundred paces.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:26 am

Cowpat noun

1.Pile of cow poo which one inevitably steps in during a country hike
2.What I say to my friend Pat when I see a cow and it always gets a laugh
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:41 am

black bart wrote:Cowpat noun

1.Pile of cow poo which one inevitably steps in during a country hike
2.What I say to my friend Pat when I see a cow and it always gets a laugh

3. Irish cowboy
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:20 am

powcat
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The cat from Hong Kong Phooey that used to sit on top of the filing cabinet and batter it so that Henry, the mild-mannered janitor, could complete his transformation into everyone's favourite oriental canine crime fighting superhero.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:32 am

edify
–verb (used with object), -fied, -fy⋅ing.
to instruct or benefit, esp. morally or spiritually; uplift: religious paintings that edify the viewer.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby TwistedSister on Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:02 am

PKMKII wrote:edify
–verb (used with object), -fied, -fy⋅ing.
to instruct or benefit, esp. morally or spiritually; uplift: religious paintings that edify the viewer.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:01 pm

jedify
–verb (used with object), -fied, -fy⋅ing.
to instruct in the use of the force, esp. uplifting rocks: Ben tried to jedify Annakin but the anger was too strong in him.
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