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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:02 am

leotard
-noun (slang)
a lion with a learning disability.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:16 am

divestiture
-noun
1. the act of divesting.
2. the state of being divested.
3. something, as property or investments, that has been divested: to reexamine the company's acquisitions and divestitures.
4. Also, divesture. the sale of business holdings or part of a company, especially under legal compulsion.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:23 am

divestiture
-n.

5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:49 am

DavidH wrote:divestiture
-n.

5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.


My mum used to do that! :cry: I hated wearing a vest.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:52 am

invested
-adjective
descriptive of a Welshman who has been stuffed into a vest after he has refused to put it on voluntarily.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:53 pm

DavidH wrote:divestiture
-n.

5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.

7. The act of removing vestments.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:22 pm

Investiture [n]

Formal "putting a Welshman into his vest" ceremony
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:26 pm

vestal virgin
-noun
a Welshman who is never going to get a shag wearing that vest.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:45 pm

moxibustion
-noun
a method of treatment, originally in Chinese medicine, in which a moxa is burned on the skin.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:25 am

moxa
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a brand on the skin, usually saying "Property of The Hells Angels MC".
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:37 am

motza [n] [Strine]

Large amount of money, possibly what it would take to remove said ^ skin branding.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:15 am

apostil
-noun
a marginal annotation or note.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:20 am

apostle spoon noun

1. Spoon with figure of Apostle on the handle.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:46 pm

viscular
-adjective (neologism)
portmanteau of muscular and visceral, descriptive of a powerful emotional experience.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:39 am

Aposteme
-noun
An abscess; a swelling filled with purulent matter.
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