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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat May 17, 2014 12:35 am

innerfearometer
-noun
an instrument for measuring paranoia.


xeroxstomachia
-noun
an uncontrollable urge to photocopy one's navel.


tantrumism
-noun
a mania characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to scream, cry, thrash about, and generally carry on like a four-year-old child denied a treat, commonly observed in four-year-old children upon denial of treats.
"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 Nef Yoo BlackBeard on Sat May 24, 2014 8:04 pm

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat May 24, 2014 9:13 pm

peccadillo
-noun
a small, relatively unimportant offense or sin.
"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 Sun May 25, 2014 12:20 pm

armadillo
-n.

A tin box containing a small, relatively unimportant offence or sin.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun May 25, 2014 11:12 pm

bel-esprit
-noun
a person of great wit or intellect.
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue May 27, 2014 12:35 am

bald and pissy
-adjective
Like Grampaw when he finds out you've had the last of the Seagrams.
"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 Tue May 27, 2014 1:51 am

Lotus Esprit
-noun
British sports car of the late 1970s and early 1980s, often seen being towed or pushed to the mechanics by disappointed James Bond wannabes.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
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"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri May 30, 2014 9:23 pm

zoril
-noun
a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits.
"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 May 31, 2014 2:40 am

Zor-El
proper name

Superman's uncle
"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 Seaman Staines on Sat May 31, 2014 9:06 am

Zoro (Roronoa)
Proper name

Pirate Bounty Hunter :nefyoobash:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat May 31, 2014 11:13 pm

xyst
-noun
1. (in ancient Greek and Roman architecture) a covered portico, as a promenade.
2. (in an ancient Roman villa) a garden walk planted with trees.
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:04 am

xyst
-noun
a membranous sac or cavity of abnormal character containing fluid or other material, found beneath Wolverine's skin.
"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 Jun 03, 2014 10:23 pm

moil
-verb
1. to work hard; drudge.
2. to whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy.
-verb
3. Archaic. to wet or smear.
-noun
4. hard work or drudgery.
5. confusion, turmoil, or trouble.
6. Glassmaking. a superfluous piece of glass formed during blowing and removed in the finishing operation.
7. Mining. a short hand tool with a polygonal point, used for breaking or prying out rock.
"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 Jun 03, 2014 10:52 pm

Moil
- proper name

Mr. Haggard, in New Jersey
"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 04, 2014 7:00 am

soilicitor
-noun
one who deals with the law of the land.

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(I seriously just typed 'soilicitor' into notes about a land dispute. Paging Dr Freud...)
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