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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:45 am

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


Apastame
interjection

What someone says while waiting to be served noodles. Must be said with an Italian accent.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:53 am

cromulent
-adjective
fine, acceptable
"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 Oct 14, 2012 3:08 pm

cromulent
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1. fine, acceptable
2. condition of being in thrall to Crom (Ah, but that is another story)
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:34 pm

cromulent
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1. fine, acceptable
2. condition of being in thrall to Crom (Ah, but that is another story)
3. reminding Crom of items that have been borrowed (which may or may not have been Crom's to lend)
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 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:06 pm

Cromwell
-noun
1. a man who famously loved both the Irish and Roman Catholicism.
2. Crom on a good day.
3. The condition of considering that being fine and acceptable is both fine and acceptable.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:12 am

Emboguing
-noun
the mouth of a river, or place where its waters are discharged.
"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 PKMKII » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:09 am

triadelphous
-adjective Botany.
(of stamens) united by the filaments into three sets or bundles.
"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 black bart » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:38 am

Is this the right thread for this link?

Britishisms used by Americans
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:06 am

black bart wrote:Is this the right thread for this link?

Britishisms used by Americans
Can I just point out that Numpty (n. a stupid person) is not a British-ism, or even a Scotticism, it's a Glasgow-ism? Apparently originating in the shipyards of Govan and Scotstoun, it means something along the lines of a particularly stupid turnip (turnip - tumshie). It was made famous by one-time Glasgow Govan MP and former shipbuilder Jim Sillars, who described the Scottish electorate as "a numpty nation". Sillars was defeated at the next election. What a surprise.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:10 am

Numpty Dumpty noun

No...it doesn't bare thinking about!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:48 pm

obdurate
-adjective
1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner.
"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 Mad Willyum Bonney » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:14 pm

black bart wrote:Is this the right thread for this link?

Britishisms used by Americans


I have used most of those words for over forty years . Five for at least 30 years , two for the past 15 years . One I only became aware of now .
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 Ravi Oli » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:30 pm

odourate [n]
the rate at which a fart reaches the noses of others in the room. It is directly related to the speed at which you can blame the dog.


I reckon a majority of Yanks think any English-speaking Caucasian without a North American accent is British. Besides you Bloody Poms pinched most of 'em from us Aussies. :idiot:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:10 pm

quotha
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indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in quoting another).
"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 black bart » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:42 am

Ravi Oli wrote:odourate [n]
the rate at which a fart reaches the noses of others in the room. It is directly related to the speed at which you can blame the dog.


I reckon a majority of Yanks think any English-speaking Caucasian without a North American accent is British. Besides you Bloody Poms pinched most of 'em from us Aussies. :idiot:


It's true...nearly everyone says "No Worries'' now.

I didn't really pick up any Aussie phrases when I went to Australia although my Aussie girlfriend tried her best to drum some into me. I do love the phrase: "He's parked a Tiger" though...and you've done a great job of re-creating Wales in a better climate.
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