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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:35 pm

passel
-noun
a group or lot of indeterminate number: a passel of dignitaries.
"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 Roy Hunter » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:27 pm

passel o' rogues
-noun (Scots colloq.)
a shower of English bastards
-useage:
"Now Sark rins to the Solway sands
And Tweed rins to the Ocean.
To mark where Englands province stands
Sic a passel of rogues in a nation"
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:49 pm

graptomancy
-noun
divination by handwriting
"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 Ravi Oli » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:54 pm

gropetomancy
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divination by fondling someones naughty bits
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:03 am

gropetanancy
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similar to above but involving Rene Artois's brother and Lieutenant Gruber
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:29 am

monad
-noun
1. Biology.
a. any simple, single-celled organism.
b. any of various small, flagellate, colorless ameboids with one to three flagella, especially of the genus Monas.
2. Chemistry. an element, atom, or group having a valence of one.
3. Philosophy.
a. (in the metaphysics of Leibniz) an unextended, indivisible, and indestructible entity that is the basic or ultimate constituent of the universe and a microcosm of it.
b. (in the philosophy of Giordano Bruno) a basic and irreducible metaphysical unit that is spatially and psychically individuated.
c. any basic metaphysical entity, especially having an autonomous life.
4. a single unit or entity.
"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 daftbeaker » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:01 pm

PKMKII wrote:monad
-noun
1. Biology.
a. any simple, single-celled organism.
b. any of various small, flagellate, colorless ameboids with one to three flagella, especially of the genus Monas.
2. Chemistry. an element, atom, or group having a valence of one.
3. Philosophy.
a. (in the metaphysics of Leibniz) an unextended, indivisible, and indestructible entity that is the basic or ultimate constituent of the universe and a microcosm of it.
b. (in the philosophy of Giordano Bruno) a basic and irreducible metaphysical unit that is spatially and psychically individuated.
c. any basic metaphysical entity, especially having an autonomous life.
4. a single unit or entity.

5. a dyslexic nomad.
That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him? - Sir Terry Pratchett

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:21 pm

momad -v becoming even further enfuriated .
Remembering St. John
Remembering Auntie DeeDee
Remembering Black Bart
Remembering Pieces o' Nine :cry:
Remembering Afterglo ( though he may no longer remember us )
An' tryin ta membarr warr oi poit me blastid spectaculls Dammit ! :furious:

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:16 pm

monad
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an extremely large gonad.
"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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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:42 pm

^ Bwahahahahaha :lol:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:14 am

maquette
-noun
a small model or study in three dimensions for either a sculptural or an architectural project.
"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 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:34 am

marqueette
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a small tent
That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him? - Sir Terry Pratchett

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:06 pm

maquilt
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sits in top of mabed and stops maerse getting cold at night.
"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.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:38 am

quadrumvirate
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a governing or managing group, coalition, or the like, of four persons.
"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 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:56 pm

redrumvirate
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a governing or managing group, coalition, or the like, of former managers at the Overlook Hotel.
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