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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:06 pm

Verecund adj

1. Bashful, modest
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:12 pm

^ I won't say it. :lol:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:43 am

fellah
-noun
a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.
"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 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:00 pm

PKMKII wrote:fellah
-noun
a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.


Interesting...so that's where it comes from.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:06 pm

Phlegethon
-noun
1. Also called Pyriphlegethon. Classical Mythology. a river of fire, one of five rivers surrounding Hades.
2. (often lowercase) a stream of fire or fiery light.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:09 pm

Phlegmethon
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:57 pm

phlogiston
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a fire-like element contained within combustible objects and substances, and released during combustion. Phlogiston theory has had its critics over the years, but they are all round-world atheist weirdoes and therefore not worth listening to.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:52 am

phlogiston a dead horse
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:47 am

Knock Knock
Who's There?
Phlogiston
Phlogiston Who?
Phlogiston E Bay an we'll share thee profits.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:22 pm

lustrum
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1. Also, luster; especially British, lustre. a period of five years.
2. Roman History. a lustration or ceremonial purification of the people, performed every five years, after the taking of the census.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:28 pm

lustrum
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3. A drink to get the ladies in the mood.

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albumen
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:26 am

DavidH wrote:lustrum
-n.

3. A drink to get the ladies in the mood.

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albumen
-n.

geeks who stick used stamps into blank books


..and no amount of 'Lustrum' will get an 'Albuman' laid?
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:30 pm

scintillant
-adjective
scintillating; sparkling.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:07 am

opscheplooper
-n. (South African English from Afrikaans)

A person who always arrives just as dinner is being set on the table.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:01 pm

gaffsail
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a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail on a sailing vessel
"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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