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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:36 pm

lemonality
noun
the extent to which a person, animal, country, bicycle, or other object resembles a lemon.
"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 Roy Hunter on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:19 pm

lemonparty
-noun
see NSFW
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:15 am

lemonade
-n.

assistance given to, or rarely by, a lemon.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:16 am

lemonentry noun/adj

1. Homes and Watson on stake out...Watson points at yellow door and says "what's that?" Holmes says "It's a 'lemonentry' my dear Watson.

*I'll get my coat.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:08 pm

communitas
-noun
the sense of sharing and intimacy that develops among persons who experience liminality as a group.
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:14 pm

communitas
-noun
Famous NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas' little-known stint in the American Communist Party.
"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 black bart on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:32 am

The Communards noun

1. The Communards were members and supporters of the short-lived 1871 Paris Commune formed in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War and France's defeat.

2. The Communards were a British pop duo active from 1985 to 1988.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:59 am

incunabula
plural noun, singular incunabulum
1. extant copies of books produced in the earliest stages (before 1501) of printing from movable type.
2. the earliest stages or first traces of anything.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:30 am

incunabulaaaaaargh! shout

1. What I shouts before jumpin oer thee side...for no apparent reason.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:09 am

nutraceutical
-noun
a food containing additives which provide extra nutritional value
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:20 am

neutraceutical
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an alleged pharmaceutical which produces no drug effect; a placebo, but an expensive one; cf S.S.R.I.s
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"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 Ravi Oli on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:44 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:neutraceutical
-noun
1. an alleged pharmaceutical which produces no drug effect; a placebo, but an expensive one; cf S.S.R.I.s

2. a contraceptive
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:22 am

knucklecraceutical
-noun
the painkillers I use to dull the ache when my wife beats me for cracking my knuckles
"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

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:28 pm

feeze
-noun
1. a state of vexation or worry.
2. a violent rush or impact.
"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 Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:55 pm

PKMKII wrote:feeze
-noun
1. a state of vexation or worry.
2. a violent rush or impact.

3. a tax imposed upon fez wearers.
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