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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:51 pm

Crocodile Dundee was the great exporter of Aussie phrases . Every one I know is aware of them and ' Cricky ' is one of me faves as well .

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:30 pm

quotha
-interjection
indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in quoting another).
-a limit or allowance set by a person with a speech impediment

^ More recently "Crikey" was the trademark call of the late wildlife warrior, Steve Irwin - Crocodile Hunter. Madder than a cut snake he was.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:01 pm

veloce
-adjective
played at a fast tempo (used as a musical direction).
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:26 pm

velocipede [n]

What you need to get on real quick when pursued by a velociraptor.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:27 am

Ravi Oli wrote:velocipede [n]

What you get when you cross a velociraptor with a centipede.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:51 am

velociraptor
-n.

A pervert who sexually assaults old bicycles.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:45 am

rentier
-noun
a person who has a fixed income, as from lands or bonds.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:26 am

Rentier
German noun

a reindeer
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:32 pm

PKMKII wrote:rentier
-noun
1. a person who has a fixed income, as from lands or bonds.

2. a person deriving more income from lands or bonds, cf. rentiest
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:48 pm

DavidH wrote:velociraptor
-n.

A pervert who sexually assaults old bicycles.

:lol: Seat sniffer? :haha:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:44 pm

gowhunk
-noun (arch.)
a sniffer of ladies' bicycle saddles.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:59 pm

analphabetic
-adjective
1. not alphabetic: an analphabetic arrangement of letters.
2. unable to read or write; illiterate: analphabetic peoples.
3. Phonetics. of or constituting a system of phonetic transcription, as the one devised by Otto Jespersen, that for each sound indicates by separate sets of symbols the articulator, the point of articulation, and the size and shape of the mouth opening.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:10 pm

acephalous
-adjective
1. Also, acephalic. Zoology. headless; lacking a distinct head.
2. without a leader or ruler.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:11 am

acephallus
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A truly splendid penis
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:08 am

acephalophallus
-noun
a penis with no head
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