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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:56 pm

Fonzphene
-noun
a luminous image produced by mechanical stimulation of the retina, specifically caused by pressure applied to the eyeball by the fist of Arthur Fonzarelli.

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"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 Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:32 am

fozziephene
-noun
luminous image of a dancing bear produced by chemical stimulation of the retina, specifically caused by smoking one of those funny jazz cigarettes.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:12 am

fuzzyduck n

1.First word of a drinking game where players sit in a circle and follow with the phrase duckyfuzz. Then some bugger says "Does he?" and the direction reverses...it all ends up with drunkeness, someone inevitably saying "F****hedoes" and poeple falling over.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:49 am

poeple
-noun pl.
people who have been playing drinking games.
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"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 Temp0ral on Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:20 pm

Constantipoeple
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A place full of poeple who are constantly playing drinking games
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:01 am

Up With Poeple
improper noun
"Bringing the World Together with Drinking Games"
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 Ravi Oli on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:12 am

Poeple [n]

disciples of Edgar Allan Poe
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:18 am

Poep
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A dyslexic pontiff.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:11 am

DavidH wrote:Poep
-n.

1. A dyslexic pontiff.

2. A Dutch word for excrement.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:26 am

^ True


Doe
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A deer, a female deer.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:53 am

asyndeton
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1. Rhetoric. the omission of conjunctions, as in “He has provided the poor with jobs, with opportunity, with self-respect.”
2. Library Science. the omission of cross references, especially from a catalog.
"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 Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:50 pm

arseindetun
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What happens when it's your turn in the barrel. :lol:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:54 am

ascendeton
verb
to climb all the buildings at a certain school near Windsor.
"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 Jun 29, 2013 11:32 am

elision
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1. the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
2. (in verse) the omission of a vowel at the end of one word when the next word begins with a vowel, as th'orient.
3. an act or instance of eliding or omitting anything.
"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

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:28 pm

nocturnal elision
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Like what PK said but while you're asleep.
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