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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon May 20, 2013 6:05 pm

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Temp0ral on Mon May 20, 2013 9:22 pm

metasupercalifragilisticexpialidocitarianistsim [n]

A study of the the philosophical, ethical and moral aspects of the treatment those suffering acute Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousism.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Tue May 21, 2013 7:59 am

supercalifragilisticexpialidocitis [n]

severe repetititve strain injury caused by compulsive written, read or spoken overuse of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue May 21, 2013 8:45 am

supercalifragilisticexpialidocectomy
-noun
surgical procedure to correct the deficits caused by supercalifragilisticexpialidocitis.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue May 21, 2013 11:59 am

hummock
-noun
1. Also, hammock. an elevated tract of land rising above the general level of a marshy region.
2. a knoll or hillock.
3. Also, hommock. a ridge in an ice field.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue May 21, 2013 8:03 pm

hymnmock
-noun
What occasionally happens to inspirational songs over in Scripture and Lore.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue May 21, 2013 10:13 pm

hummock
-verb
to hum in such a way as to belittle or make fun of someone.

humpox
-verb
to engage in a very high-risk form of promiscuity.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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-- Philip K Dick

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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 Ravi Oli on Wed May 22, 2013 3:23 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:hummock
-verb
to hum in such a way as to belittle or make fun of someone.

I almost posted something along that vein earlier! :haha:

humpock [n]

a mark left by a leg-humping dog.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu May 23, 2013 12:24 am

quintain
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1. an object mounted on a post or attached to a movable crossbar mounted on a post, used as a target in the medieval sport of tilting.
2. the sport of tilting at a quintain.
"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 PKMKII on Fri May 24, 2013 3:24 pm

skeuomorph
-noun
an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.
"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 May 25, 2013 7:42 am

skidomorph
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A change in underwear caused by insufficient wiping.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat May 25, 2013 4:17 pm

withershins
-adverb
in a direction contrary to the natural one, especially contrary to the apparent course of the sun or counterclockwise: considered as unlucky or causing disaster.
"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 Sat May 25, 2013 6:54 pm

Witherspoon

what Reese wasn't stabbed with. :haha:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun May 26, 2013 1:38 am

whitershins
-noun
what an Irishman in short pants has.
"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.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun May 26, 2013 5:33 am

anaemic
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An Irish dwarf.
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