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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:58 pm

snorangium
-noun
the case or sac in which snores are produced, i.e., the nose.
"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 Ravi Oli on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:00 am

snuffleupagusium [n]

a place where they keep rogue snuffleupagii.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:21 pm

feist
-noun
1. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a small mongrel dog, especially one that is ill-tempered; cur; mutt.
-verb
2. South Midland U.S. to prance or strut about: Look at him feist around in his new clothes.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:28 pm

The Great Book Of Wisdom wrote:feist (n.)
also fist, "a breaking wind, foul smell, fart," mid-15c. (Old English had prp. fisting), a general West Germanic word; cf. Middle Dutch veest, Dutch vijst (see feisty).
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:24 pm

"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.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:12 pm

foist
noun
that which precedes second, in New Jersey.
"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 Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:28 am

rhizopod
-noun
any of numerous protozoa of the widespread subphylum (or superclass) Rhizopoda, characterized by a pseudopod and comprising most members of the phylum Sarcodina, including the amebas and foraminifers.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:20 am

rhizoPod
-noun
a very small MP3 player of the Rosaceae family, Malus domestica, much favoured by hipsters: "You won't have seen my iPod, it's too small to be seen by the human eye".
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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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:12 pm

rhinopod
noun
A small enclosed emergency escape vessel provided during ocean voyages on rhinoceri.
"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 Ravi Oli on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:29 pm

rhinoped [n]

someone who goes charging blindly in without thought of safety or outcome.
[see also "bull in a China Shop"]
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:40 pm

rhinoplasty
-noun
plastic surgery of the nose. Not that I would know anything about it. There's nothing wrong with my nose, and if anyone says otherwise I'll peck them to death with my beak, OK?
"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 Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:58 pm

disport
-verb (used with object)
1. to divert or amuse (oneself).
2. to display (oneself) in a sportive manner: The picnickers disported themselves merrily on the beach.
-verb (used without object)
3. to divert oneself; sport.
-noun
4. diversion; amusement; play; sport.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:14 pm

eudemon
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a good or benevolent demon or spirit.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:46 pm

youdamon
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Breezy answer to the question, "Who's the man?"
I will honor Monkey in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:16 pm

eudamson
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A small, tasty plum
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