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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:23 am

psephology
-noun
the study of elections.
"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 Roy Hunter on Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:06 pm

psephologist
-noun
person who appears on TV because they know a lot about elections and opinion polls, but absolutely nothing about hairdressing or personal grooming.
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"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 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:54 pm

ballotage
-noun
In France, a second ballot taken after an indecisive first ballot to decide between two or several candidates.
"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 PKMKII on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:57 pm

speos
-noun
a cavelike temple, tomb, or the like, cut in rock.
"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 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:25 am

arrears
-plural noun
1. the state of being behind or late, especially in the fulfillment of a duty, promise, obligation, or the like: Many homeowners have fallen into arrears.
2. Sometimes, arrear. something overdue in payment; a debt that remains unpaid: Those countries that have paid their arrears may be granted additional loans.
"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 DavidH on Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:42 am

arrear
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1. Just one of them things what PK said.
2. A bum, botty, arse, jacksie or ring-piece.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:51 pm

stingo
-noun
strong beer.
"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 Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:00 pm

stingo
-verb
What a bee-o does to you when you bother his hive-o.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:32 pm

Stingo
-proper noun
lead singer and bass player in The Australian Police, a tribute band. Other members are Andy Summer-Bay on guitar, and Bruce Copeland on drums.
"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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"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 DavidH on Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:11 pm

arrear-stingo
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:58 pm

Tattlery
-noun
Idle talk or chat; tittle-tattle.
"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 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:13 am

TattsLottery

Something most of us are never destined to win
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:51 am

TattsLife noun

Consumer/Magazine/Comic TV programme presented by Esther Rantzen...frequently involving the phrases: 'We complained to British Gas' and 'Sossayges'.
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:10 am

ThatsLife
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what all the people say, riding high in April, shot down in May.
"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 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:40 pm

antonym
-noun
a word opposite in meaning to another. Fast is an antonym of slow.
"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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