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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:23 am

bork
–verb (used with object)
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, esp. in the media.
"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 Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:32 am

PKMKII wrote:bork
–verb (used with object)
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, esp. in the media.

Also active use of break. See also borked, to describe something broken or malfunctioning, often electrical.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby bacon on Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:59 pm

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:47 pm

Bjorked Adj

1. To be obsessed with Icelandic pop music
2. To be Oh so quiet
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:01 am

ginger
–noun
1. a reedlike plant, Zingiber officinale, native to the East Indies but now cultivated in most tropical countries, having a pungent, spicy rhizome used in cookery and medicine. Compare ginger family.
2. any of various related or similar plants.
3. Informal. piquancy; animation: plenty of ginger in their performance of the dance.
4. a yellowish or reddish brown.
–verb (used with object)
5. to treat or flavor with ginger.
6. Informal. to impart piquancy or spirit to; enliven (usually fol. by up): to ginger up a talk with a few jokes.
–adjective
7. flavored or made with ginger.
"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 Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:07 am

horse-and-buggy

PRONUNCIATION:
(HORS-uhn-BUG-ee)

MEANING:
adjective: Old-fashioned; outdated.

ETYMOLOGY:
Referring to the era before the invention of the automobile, when people often traveled in horse-drawn buggies.

USAGE:
"'You can't continue to run a space-age company with horse-and-buggy methods,' said Angelo Rosati."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:50 am

agog
adjective;
1. Full of excitement or interest; in eager desire; eager, keen.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Milo the dog on Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:27 pm

A goggie n. lolcat
1. The sworn enemy of lolcats.
2. A fool worthy of pitying
3. Arf!
Arf!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:43 am

agrog
adjective;
1. Full of excitement or alcohol; in eager desire of more rum; drunk, full of rum.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:02 am

Hogmanay
–noun Scot.
1. the eve of New Year's Day.
2. (lowercase) a gift given on Hogmanay.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:34 am

Hogswatch
–noun Pratchett
I will honor Monkey in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:47 am

Aardvark noun

1. earth pig
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:29 am

Aardelope noun

1. Product of the union between an aardvark (qv) and an antelope.
The opposite of an antevark.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:42 am

DavidH wrote:Aardelope noun

1. Product of the union between an aardvark (qv) and an antelope.
The opposite of an antevark.


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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:41 pm

fastigium
–noun, plural -i⋅ums, -i⋅a
the highest point of a fever or disease; the period of greatest development of an infection.
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