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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:22 pm

yarage
-noun
The power of moving, or being managed, at sea; said with reference to a ship.
"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 Temp0ral on Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:08 pm

yarage
-noun
1. The power of moving, or being managed, at sea; said with reference to a ship
2. Building where a pirate keeps their YARRS!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:29 am

Temp0ral wrote:yarage
-noun
1. The power of moving, or being managed, at sea; said with reference to a ship
2. Building where a pirate keeps their YARRS!

:worship:
"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 Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:04 pm

thanatology
-noun
1. the study of death and its surrounding circumstances, as in forensic medicine.
2. Psychiatry. the study of the effects of death and dying, especially the investigation of ways to lessen the suffering and address the needs of the terminally ill and their survivors.
"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 Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:45 pm

thinatology
-n.

The science of weight reduction
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:56 am

thankatallogee
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to express gratitude to a very large letter "S".
"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 Jan 01, 2014 12:39 pm

inchoation
-noun
a beginning; origin.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:32 pm

incoheration
-noun (Scots colloq.)
Scotland man whisky Hogmanay all gone, sleep bath 45 minutes, get up know where is? No, try England words speak, but not proper all out come. Goonooyee! Ya Saasssenaaaachhhh busssstiiiidgesss!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:45 pm

inchokeation
-noun
an ending; extinction.
"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 Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:57 pm

Inch-nation [n]

the last bastion of the Imperial system of measure.... which I think odd as they once fought a War of Independence to evict their Imperial masters.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:21 pm

breechcloth
-noun
a cloth worn about the breech and loins; loincloth.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:55 pm

beachcloth [n]

a multi-purpose cloth used at the beach; beach towel

40*C heatwave here today will see many fine examples in use
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:41 pm

breachcloth
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the stage beyond 'touching cloth' (cf).
"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.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:21 am

preachcloth
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A cloth worn around the loins of a preacher, cf "man of the cloth".
"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 Jan 04, 2014 12:55 pm

hippophile
-noun
one who loves horses.
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