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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue May 14, 2013 9:40 pm

quacksaliva
noun
Duck drool.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu May 16, 2013 11:15 am

sluice
-noun
1. an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate (sluice gate) at the upper end for regulating the flow.
2. the body of water held back or controlled by a sluice gate.
3. any contrivance for regulating a flow from or into a receptacle.
4. a channel, especially one carrying off surplus water; drain.
5. a stream of surplus water.
-verb (used with object)
8. to let out (water) by or as if by opening a sluice.
9. to drain (a pond, lake, etc.) by or as if by opening a sluice.
10. to open a sluice upon.
11. to flush or cleanse with a rush of water: to sluice the decks of a boat.
12. Mining. to wash in a sluice.
-verb (used without object)
14. to flow or pour through or as if through a sluice.
"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 Ravi Oli on Thu May 16, 2013 5:14 pm

sluiced [a]

feeling of relief after:
1. draining the spuds
2. syphoning the python
3. seeing a man about a dog
4. pointing Percy at the porcelin
5. shaking hands with the unemployed.....
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu May 16, 2013 11:12 pm

Sluicy
name
A female name, popularized by a TV situation comedy about the adventures of a woman with bladder control problems, "I Love Sluicy".
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat May 18, 2013 11:41 am

fletcher
-noun
a person who makes arrows.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun May 19, 2013 12:42 am

fletchee
-noun
a person who has been made into an arrow.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun May 19, 2013 8:02 am

flatcher
-noun
a person who makes flatus.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun May 19, 2013 11:11 am

berm
-noun
1. Also, berme. Fortification. a horizontal surface between the exterior slope of a rampart and the moat.
2. Also called bench. any level strip of ground at the summit or sides, or along the base, of a slope.
3. Also called backshore, beach berm. a nearly flat back portion of a beach, formed of material deposited by the action of the waves.
4. Chiefly Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. the bank of a canal or the shoulder of a road.
5. Chiefly Alaska. a mound of snow or dirt, as formed when clearing land.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun May 19, 2013 1:17 pm

berm
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What Peter Sellers says in that film, you know, and then Herbert Lom twitches and says 'You said berm' and Peter Sellers says 'Yes, yes'.......
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun May 19, 2013 4:48 pm

meurth
-noun
1. what Inspector Clouseau calls a moth.
2. what you feel when you watch an Inspector Clouseau movie.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun May 19, 2013 5:09 pm

ultracrepidarian
-adj
noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise
I will honor Monkey in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon May 20, 2013 12:38 am

extraultracrepidarian
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not pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon May 20, 2013 4:02 am

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious [n(onsense)]

if you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon May 20, 2013 1:28 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocitarian
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A person who always sounds like a total twat.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon May 20, 2013 5:11 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocitarianist [n]

A specialist in treating those suffering acute Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousism.
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