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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:54 pm

Abomination [n]

A country notorious for training terrorists.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:08 am

hummum
-noun
a sweating bath or place for sweating.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:21 am

hummum
-noun
1 - a sweating bath or place for sweating.

2 - a female member of a choir who has offspring.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:29 am

hummum
-noun
the singular form of the plural hummus.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:53 am

Roy Hunter wrote:hummum
-noun
3. the singular form of the plural hummus.

4. what mummuh saw in the mirror.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:56 am

Ravi Oli wrote:Abomination [n]

A country notorious for training terrorists.
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hummum
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:08 pm

legorrhea
noun
An uncontrollable urge to build with lego blocks.

conclamation
-noun
A large gathering of clams for the purpose of selecting a new leader.

hummum
-verb
To forget the words while humming a wordless tune.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:41 am

I only just got the "Abomination" joke :facewall: Excellent.

Scupper n

1. Nautical An opening in the side of a ship at deck level to allow water to run off.
2. An opening for draining off water, as from a floor or the roof of a building.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:41 pm

mummery
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1. the performance of mummers.
2. any performance, ceremony, etc., regarded as absurd, false, or ostentatious.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:35 am

scupper
noun
The third meal of the day, following bcreakfast and lcunch.

mummery
noun
The dormitory where your mum is sequestered.
"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 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:35 am

chinoiserie
-noun
1. a style of ornamentation current chiefly in the 18th century in Europe, characterized by intricate patterns and an extensive use of motifs identified as Chinese.
2. an object decorated in this style or an example of this style: The clock was an interesting chinoiserie.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:09 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:chinoiserie
noun
sculptured paneling showcasing the shin-wa of a room.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:59 pm

chinoiserie
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Topiary effects on a small beard.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:43 pm

chinhosiery
-noun
a type of stocking which keeps your beard warm.
"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.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:44 pm

chinoiserie
-n.

lacy underwear made from chinos.
"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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