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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:56 pm

lispogram [n]

a novelty, aurally delivered telegram.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:27 pm

Ravi Oli wrote:"Thanta, baby..." [n]

a novelty, aurally delivered telegram.
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"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 PKMKII on Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:49 am

sternutation
-noun
the act of sneezing.
"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 Roy Hunter on Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:48 am

stern union
-noun
of two sailors, to join in line astern. Not often practised in port, unless the sailors are of that particular bent.
"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 DavidH on Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:46 pm

stern chase
-n. (nautical)

Pursuit in an attempt to achieve stern union

A stern chase is a long chase.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:15 am

spermutation [n]

1. a pod of sperm whales off on a holiday.
2. the outcome of excessive pocket tennis play.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:17 pm

sternonation
-noun
a country that can't afford alcohol.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
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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 PKMKII on Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:35 am

yorp
-verb
to shout
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:44 am

tworp
-noun
Nef Yoo.
"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 Ravi Oli on Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:56 am

Tworp and Yorp

Nahhh doesn't work.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:25 am

yorp
-noun
a continent off the right-hand side of murca.
"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 PKMKII on Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:25 pm

qiviut
-noun
the soft, dense, light-brown woolly undercoat of the musk ox, used in making fabrics.
"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 Dec 19, 2013 9:44 am

Handicap
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A useful hat.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:57 am

opsimath
-noun
a person who learns late in life
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:58 am

quackview
-noun
the soft, dense, light-brown woolly thought process of the American Republican, used in making up "facts".


opsibath
-noun
a person who learns to clean himself late in life
"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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