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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:48 pm

slart
-verb
to spill (something): to slart the salt
"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 Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:56 am

splart
-verb
to land after being spilled.
"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 Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:45 pm

slart [n]

a vaporous fart, not quite solid but more than just gases, that leaves embarrassing stains on underclothes.

Slartibartfast [n]

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:43 pm

parageusia
-noun
an abnormal or hallucinatory sense of taste.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:53 pm

paralytigeusia [n]

an abnormal or absent sense of taste brought on by over-consumption of alcohol.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:48 pm

paraguessia
-noun
a questionable sense of taste.
"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 Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:39 pm

nodus
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a difficult or intricate point, situation, plot, etc.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:16 pm

nodust
-noun
a Sysyphian goal at the T household.
"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 DavidH on Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:54 pm

nobus
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a long walk, often in bad weather.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:57 pm

noDOS
-noun
Windows Explorer has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:15 am

cavil
-verb (used without object)
1. to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually followed by at or about): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say.
-verb (used with object)
2. to oppose by inconsequential, frivolous, or sham objections: to cavil each item of a proposed agenda.
-noun
3. a trivial and annoying objection.
4. the raising of such objections.
"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 Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:01 am

cavillain
-noun
One who raises irritating and trivial objections.
"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 DavidH on Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:09 am

Nurse Edith Cavil

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:17 am

Henry Cavill
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You can't have Superman played by an English actor, oh dear me no. That would be like an American James Bond, or a white John Shaft...
"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.
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"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 Ravi Oli on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:51 pm

caavil [n]

a weevil found in caves

Caavil Knaavil

a caavil famous for jumping belly buttons.
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