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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:43 pm

boffin
-noun
a scientist or technical expert.
"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 PKMKII on Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:28 am

bitumen
-noun
1. any of various natural substances, as asphalt, maltha, or gilsonite, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.
2. (formerly) an asphalt of Asia Minor used as cement and mortar.
"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 DavidH on Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:34 pm

bituperson
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A politically correct version of bitumen.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:52 pm

bituperative
-adjective
Using, containing, or marked by sticky censure.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:23 am

bitumen
noun
A pair of men in search of a woman.
"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 Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:08 pm

abdabs
-noun (plural)
extreme anxiety or nervousness, the heebie-jeebies; also called habdabs.
"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 Apr 01, 2013 9:05 pm

abdabs
-noun (plural)
Small tattoos located on the belly.
"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 Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:39 pm

oviferous
-adjective
carrying or producing eggs or ova: the oviferous legs of certain spiders
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:43 pm

oviferrous
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built from iron eggs.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:40 pm

ovidiferous
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carrying or producing the smell of eggs past their sell-by date.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:16 pm

boviferous
-adjective
carrying or producing cows.
"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 Apr 03, 2013 12:12 pm

oyez
-interjection
1. hear! attend! (a cry uttered usually twice by a court officer to command silence and attention, as before court is in session, and formerly by public criers).
-noun
2. a cry of “oyez.”
"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 Temp0ral on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:10 pm

onoez
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1. a negative exclamation
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:53 pm

oyz
-interjection
1. a verbal facepalm from a hip orthodox Jew
"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 Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:08 am

zoometry
-noun
measurement of the proportionate lengths or sizes of the parts of animals.
"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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