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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:25 am

pish_chook_is_it _yer_sarsanak _i'll_kill_ye!!!! adjective/rambling threat

1. What the Scottish guy from Edinburgh who joined our quiz team last night said to me when I said the 'water of life' was Brandy!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:13 am

phurgle noun scots dial.

A goyling sound not unlike the grackle of a heucht.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:41 am

viridescent
–adjective
slightly green; greenish.
"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 pieces o'nine on Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:11 pm

Redamancy n
act of loving in return
1. Cap refuses redamancy for Ken's unrequited passions.
2. ET's family enjoys the redamancy of all the cats they care for.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:45 pm

Redimoney n
What Belle de Jour gets for the act of loving. :fsm_rock:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Scott the Pirate on Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:14 pm

waggish Adj.- witty or joking
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Milo the dog on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:53 am

waggy
-adj
*wagwagwagwagwagwag*
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Errol_Fin on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:58 am

Derdum, derdum, derdum...dum dum dumdum dumdum dumdum gnash gnash!

gnasherty gnash gnash!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:44 pm

demerara
–noun (often initial capital letter)
a light brown raw sugar grown in Guyana and used esp. in the country's rum-making industry.
"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 daftbeaker on Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:19 pm

PKMKII wrote:demerara
–noun (often initial capital letter)
a light brown raw sugar grown in Guyana and used esp. in the country's rum-making industry.

Rum?
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But why is the rum gone?!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:10 pm

Rum!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:47 am

jurisprudence
–noun
1. the science or philosophy of law.
2. a body or system of laws.
3. a department of law: medical jurisprudence.
4. Civil Law. decisions of courts, esp. of reviewing tribunals.
"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 Ubi Dubius on Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:54 am

PKMKII wrote:puristrudence
–noun
1. the science or philosophy of arrogant exactitude.
2. a body or system of correction of any re-creation that isn't exactly right.
3. a common cause of injury: medical puristrudence.
4. Civil Law. decisions of self-appointed experts who are really just rude know-it-alls!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:00 am

dearestprudence
-noun
1. Song by The Beatles allegedly about Prudence Farrow.
2. The exhorbitant cost of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown's fiscal 'prudence' that immediately preceded the near collapse of the entire world's banking system, but was nothing to do with him, apparently.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Scott the Pirate on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:03 am

bell·weth·er
noun. One that serves as a leader or as a leading indicator of future trends: "The degree to which the paper is censored is a political bellwether" (Justine De Lacy).
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