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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:06 am

Leg o'tea

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A hollow prosthetic for smuggling tea.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:58 pm

havelock
-noun
a cap cover with a flap hanging over the back of the neck, for protection from the sun.
"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 Roy Hunter » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:31 pm

havalook
-verb
a fun activity

-useage
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:53 pm

havachat [n]

black bart's nickname at the office.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:21 pm

havelack
verb, inquisitive

To have, or not to have, that is the question.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:53 am

reveille
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1. a signal, as of a drum or bugle, sounded early in the morning to awaken military personnel and to alert them for assembly.
2. a signal to arise.
"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

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reveil
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1. what you do when you realize your new mail order bride is hideous
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:12 am

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:reveil
-noun
1. what you do when you realize your new mail order bride is hideous

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revile
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what politicians do right after the election when they're finished kissing babies and pressing flesh, but before they start cutting jobs and increasing taxes (and screwing their secretaries).
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:41 pm

weville
noun
a signal, usually the sound of the light being switched off, sounded late in the evening to awaken wevils and to alert them for assembly prior to the overnight rampage.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:19 pm

rill
-noun
any of certain long, narrow, straight or sinuous trenches or valleys observed on the surface of the moon.
"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 Roy Hunter » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:05 pm

rill
-noun
noise made by a budgerigar with no tongue.
"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 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:27 pm

boiserie
-noun
sculptured paneling, especially that of French architecture in the 18th century.
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:03 am

girlserie
noun
curvy sculptured paneling with strangely attractive protrusions.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:11 am

chinoiserie
noun
sculptured paneling showcasing the shin-wa of a room.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:59 pm

liminality
-noun
the transitional period or phase of a rite of passage, during which the participant lacks social status or rank, remains anonymous, shows obedience and humility, and follows prescribed forms of conduct, dress, 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

"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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