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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:50 am

pledge of allegiance (in⋅doc⋅tri⋅na⋅tion) n

An oath of fealty to the government, reminiscent of the fealty oaths of serfs and vassals to their lords.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:36 am

brigand
–noun
a bandit, esp. one of a band of robbers in mountain or forest regions.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Pythonist on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:35 am

Some Musical definitions: (sorry if some of these are a little too obscure)

Crescendo - a reminder that you are already playing too loud

coloratura soprano: a singer who has great trouble finding the proper note, but who has a wild time hunting for it

glissando: a technique adopted by string players for difficult runs.


senza sordino: a term used to remind the player that he forgot to put his mute on a few measures back

half step: the pace used by a cellist when carrying his instrument.

String Quartet - A good violinist, a bad violinist, an ex-violinist and a person who hates violinists all getting together to bitch about composers

risoluto: indicates to orchestras that they are to stubbornly maintain the correct tempo no matter what the conductor tries to do
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby S'presso on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:39 am

^ :lol:
I once found a book like that in a used book store, completely about the "definitions" of musical terms.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubium on Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:53 pm

Pythonist wrote:Some Musical definitions: (sorry if some of these are a little too obscure)

Crescendo - a reminder that you are already playing too loud

coloratura soprano: a singer who has great trouble finding the proper note, but who has a wild time hunting for it

glissando: a technique adopted by string players for difficult runs.


senza sordino: a term used to remind the player that he forgot to put his mute on a few measures back

half step: the pace used by a cellist when carrying his instrument.

String Quartet - A good violinist, a bad violinist, an ex-violinist and a person who hates violinists all getting together to bitch about composers

risoluto: indicates to orchestras that they are to stubbornly maintain the correct tempo no matter what the conductor tries to do


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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:56 am

braggadocio
–noun, plural -ci⋅os.
1. empty boasting; bragging.
2. a boasting person; braggart.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:20 am

bloggadocio
–noun, plural -ci⋅os.
1. empty posting; blogging.
2. a posting person; bloggart.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:39 am

blugits toes show
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1. a blugit wareing sandals so yer kin see thar toes.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:11 am

Jesus Sandals noun

1. footwear allegedly worn by the son of god
2. you'll need woolly ones because it's winter

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:53 am

schadenfreude
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satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby bacon on Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:38 am

shade-in-freud
- noun

a coloring book featuring sigmund freud
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:53 pm

PKMKII wrote:schadenfreude
–noun
satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

If it wasn't for schadenfreude, I wouldn't have any freude at all.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:40 am

machismo
–noun
1. a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage, strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity.
2. a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate: The military campaign was an exercise in national machismo.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:00 am

Smack-ismo
-noun, colloq. Scots.
1. The unwarranted and unwelcome swaggering and bragging of an obvious heroin addict encountered on public transport.
2. The unrealistic, self-deluding running commentary of their own life provided by an obvious heroin addict who has just started a prison sentence and is facing a) withdrawal symptoms, or b) unwelcome sexual favours in return for drugs.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Pythonist on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:45 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Six moon in the jile? Canter, man. Dae it staunin' oan me heid. It'll gie us a chance tae pit some muscle oan, an' aw. Nae er's gaunny touch me, man, Ah'm a hard ticket, so um ur."


Sounds like "boiling a frog talk to me"
Here's some other humorous Glasgow "colloquialisms" from the back of Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre's book "A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil":

old firm - Ingenious idiot-identification scheme which tags halfwits, criminals, thugs and assorted neerdowells voluntarily in blue or green-and-white garments, making them easier for the rest of us to avoid.

jakey - Homeless indigent partial to Buckfast and superlager.

jakey sentence - An undaunting custodial term, like those commonly conferred on the above.

hingmy - All-purpose procrastinatory term for that which one cannot quite think of the name of yet. Equivalent of the French truc.

chook, is it - Expression of profound scepticism

afore - Earlier than the time when.

pish - Urine; urinary function. Also an incident considered sufficiently amusing as to imagine one rendered incontinent by laughter. See also deck, gut, and Morton blowing promotion in 2004.








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